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...]

Muska, Bull, Zabat Seek Re-Election to Rochester Community Schools Board of Education

Incumbents Look to Extend their Term of Service Rochester Community Schools Board of Education members Scott Muska, Kristin Bull and Mike Zabat announced this week they will seek to retain their seats on the seven-member nonpartisan board in the general election November 3, 2020. Their reelection campaign will focus on themes of stability, equity and gratitude. “These past four months have been the most challenging of our years of service, but also the most rewarding,” said Bull, the … [Read more...]

Q&A with Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer

Rochester Media (RM) invited Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (AK), candidate for re-election in District #15 for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, to participate in an Q&A style interview. We're please to share that with you here on The Community Edge, our online local news outlet. RM: Why do you seek re-election and why did you choose county commissioner as a form of public service? AK: I chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public … [Read more...]

Adam Kochenderfer Announces Re-Election Campaign for County Commissioner

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer has announced his campaign for re-election to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which includes Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public health in Oakland County. He stated, “Many families are still grappling with the impact of COVID-19. I’ve always tried to serve our community through facts, not fear, and avoid the partisan games … [Read more...]

U.S. Representative Slotkin to Hold Constituent Community Conversation in Rochester

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) will hold a constituent community conversation on Monday, December 16, as she wraps up her first year in Congress. Slotkin will recap the year’s Congressional action, and discuss pending legislative action for the remainder of the year. WHAT: Rep. Slotkin Holds Community Meeting, Discusses Legislative Action WHO: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, constituents WHEN: Monday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. (Doors open for media at 10:00 a.m.) WHERE: Ballroom A, Oakland … [Read more...]

Mark Albrecht Launches Candidacy for Rochester City Council

Mark J. Albrecht formally launched his candidacy for Rochester City Council at his “Campaign Kick-off and Fundraiser” at The Meeting House in Rochester, MI on Thursday, June 6. On hand to introduce and support Albrecht were former Rochester Mayor Cathy Daldin, Rochester City Council member Stuart Bikson, Paul Haig, and his daughter Tiffany Szadyr. Albrecht is a 15 year resident of Rochester where he raised his two daughters. He is currently employed as Senior Director of Human Resources … [Read more...]

Sharon Pizzuti is Ready to Serve Rochester Hills as the Next City Councilwoman At Large

The Pizzuti’s moved to Rochester Hills 27 years ago knowing it was where they wanted to live and raise a family. Their first apartment was at Dequindre Road and M-59, and they quickly became aware of the beautiful parks and exceptional services offered to its residents. Today, Sharon, her husband Rob, and their two daughters reside in Rochester Hills District 2. They are working parents who make time to volunteer in Rochester Community Schools, volunteer at church, and help neighbors. On … [Read more...]