Mayor Barnett and Councilmen Set to Take the Oath of Office

Rochester Hills, MI- The results are in and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will lead the city for another term after claiming 77.29 percent of the vote.

“It is a tremendous honor to know that I have earned the residents’ trust and support for the next four years. I love my job and am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve our city,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.

In the City Council race, incumbent Michael Webber earned 26.85 percent of the votes, and will be joined by newcomer Mark Tisdel, who received 30.11 percent. Both will serve a four-year, at-large term.

“I am so pleased and honored with the results of my first attempt at seeking public office. Our campaign received scores of donations from supporters and had dozens of volunteers working on our behalf. I continue to be blessed by this community and appreciate the voters who came out to support me in the election,” states Councilman Elect Mark Tisdel.

Councilman Mike Webber states, “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected to serve on City Council for the next four years. I am proud of the record of accomplishments, and I look forward to addressing the challenges that our city faces head-on in the coming years.”

Winning with 54.6 percent of the votes, Adam Kochenderfer was elected to represent District 2.

“I’d like to thank the residents of District 2 for their support. It’s clear that residents feel passionately about the quality of life Rochester Hills offers, and my goal is to keep it that way,” stated Councilman Elect Adam Kochenderfer.

Incumbent Council President Greg Hooper ran unopposed and will continue to serve as representative for District 3 for another four-year term.

“I, too, appreciate the continued support of the residents in Rochester Hills. We have a great community and I look forward to continuing my service,” states Councilman Hooper.

With over 51,000 registered voters in Rochester Hills, 21 percent voted in the General Election. The Clerk’s Office processed more than 6,000 requests for absentee ballots, managed 32 precincts throughout the city, and most importantly tallied the official election results.

“Our election workers do an outstanding job on Election Day to make the process go smoothly, and we truly appreciate and thank them for their service. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters who came out and supported all of the candidates and exercised their right to vote,” states City Clerk Jane Leslie.

The Mayor and City Councilmen Elect will take the oath of office on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Rochester Hills City Hall Auditorium.

To see the official elections report, please visit or contact the Clerk’s Office at (248) 656-4630.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.

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