Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Launches Historic Write-In Campaign

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has officially kicked off his write-in campaign for re-election as Mayor of Rochester Hills. Mayor Barnett has been serving as Mayor of Rochester Hills since 2006 winning elections on the ballot in 2007 and 2011 along with winning unprecedented write-in campaigns in 2015 and 2019.  Under Mayor Barnett's extraordinary leadership, Rochester Hills has earned numerous recognitions both regionally and nationwide. The city has consistently been recognized as one of the safest … [Read more...]

Election Results 2021

Rochester City Council Vote Totals The three highest vote totals will be elected to a 4-year term and the fourth highest total will be elected to a 2-year term. Nancy L. Salvia: 1,470 ✔Stuart Bikson: 1,382 ✔Steve Sage: 1,218 ✔Douglas Gould: 1,044 ✔Debra M. Allen: 603Terry R. Tesh: 317 Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large Vote Total Winners will be elected to a 4-year term. David Walker: 6,289 ✔Matthew Berard: 5,475 City Council Member First District Vote Total: Carol … [Read more...]

Oakland University Medical School Professor Announces Bid for Rochester City Council

Rochester resident, Douglas Gould, 52, has announced his campaign for Rochester City Council. Gould, a Rochester resident since 2012, lives on 2nd Street in downtown Rochester with his wife and two daughters. Douglas Gould “I’m running for City Council because I want to bring balance to the group; I seek to bring a progressive voice to Rochester City Council - I’m interested in better linking Oakland University with our community, revisiting public transportation for Rochester, and in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Native Announces Bid for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large

Rochester Hills native Matthew Berard, 33, has announced his campaign for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large for the November 2 general election. Berard, raised in Rochester Hills and a product of Rochester Community Schools, lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Kelly, and two sons; Jack and Charlie. Matthew Berard and Family “I am running for City Council because I want to ensure that the City of Rochester Hills is a safe and prosperous place to live for our families for … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Councilman David Walker Announces Re-election Bid

On the heels of his first term as a Rochester Hills City Councilman, David Walker has announced he’s seeking re-election. “I’m a big fan of getting involved and volunteering in the community you live in and the Rochester Hills City Council is an elevated position to get that done,” Walker said. “I’m passionate about preserving the future of Rochester Hills and I also want to inspire others to serve.” Walker, who has lived in Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, is married to his … [Read more...]

City Council President Ryan Deel Announces Re-election Bid in Rochester Hills

Ryan Deel is announcing he’s seeking re-election to the Rochester Hills City Council The Deel Family In his first term on the council, the 45-year-old Deel – a resident of Rochester Hills since 2003, has, along with his city council colleagues, helped guide the city during the COVID-19 global pandemic. He worked to raise support for local small businesses through initiatives such as Restaurant BINGO and Retail Therapy, in which he and several other city council members funded gift cards … [Read more...]

Election Results (so far) 2020

Computer software glitches, accusations of fraud, and still counting ballots have led to uncertainly with many voters. At the same time, others have accepted the outcome. Here are the unofficial 2020 election results for our community. Election Results Presidential Race: Joe Biden (D) has won Michigan and the county, apparently upsetting incumbent Donald J. Trump (R). While lawsuits and recounting will follow, most officials have called it for Biden/Harris team. U.S. Senate Race: Gary … [Read more...]

Judge Warren Commentary: Gratitude to all Election Candidates

I lost my first two elections. First, I lost (ironically) to my now friend and tremendous Patriot Week supporter United States Senator Gary Peters. Second, I lost (also ironically) to other now friends in a bid to keep my seat on the State Board of Education. After I was appointed to my current position on the Oakland County Circuit Court, I was (unexpectedly) unopposed to retain my seat and then was re-elected drawing no opposition. In 2012, I successfully fought back a robust challenge to keep … [Read more...]

Free Park Access for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled is on the Ballot

Seniors, military veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities will be offered free annual vehicle passes to parks operated by Oakland County under a funding proposal that appears on the November 3 ballot. Oakland County has 13 Parks Oakland County voters in the upcoming general election will decide the fate of a proposal from the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to increase funding for Oakland County’s 13 parks. The ballot question asks residents to approve a new property tax … [Read more...]

Five Things to Know Before You Vote

Here are Five Helpful Things to Know Before you Vote in the November General Election If you are planning to vote in person at the polls on Election Day, be aware that some voter precincts in Rochester Hills have been moved to facilitate COVID-19 safe practices. If you live in Rochester Hills precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27, or 30, your voting location has been moved temporarily for this election. All other precincts will vote in their usual locations. Find your temporary … [Read more...]