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 … [Read more...]

School boards to seat new members

The Rochester board of education will have two new members next year. In Tuesday's election, incumbent Beth Talbert finished first with 1,148 votes. Jane Pierobon finished second with 960 votes; Pat Piskulich finished third with 819 votes. They defeated newcomers Jeremy Nielson and Tom Malysz. Two incumbents chose not to run. Pierobon is a nurse. Piskulich is on the faculty at Oakland University, as is Talbert. The new members will be sworn in in January. “We’re very pleased,” Piskulich … [Read more...]

Barnett Teams Sweeps Hills Election- with video!

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett was re-elected to his second full term Tuesday, beating former councilman Erik Ambrozaitis with 77 percent of the vote. The council candidates who ran with him—incumbent Mike Webber and newcomers Adam Kochenderfer and Mark Tisdel—also won. “I am a very blessed person,” Barnett told supporters at the Concorde Inn. “I’m so grateful to have a job I love and an opportunity to have it for four more years.” Turnout was 21 percent. Tisdel came in first in the … [Read more...]

Barnett-Ambrozaitis Rematch in Rochester Hills

For the second time, incumbent Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett will face former councilman Erik Ambrozaitis in the November general election. With 13.10 percent of the city’s voters participating, Barnett and Ambrozaitis finished first and second in Tuesday’s primary election race for mayor. Barnett totaled 5,316 votes, Ambrozaitis 754. Paul Miller finished third with 527 votes; teenager Luke Wylie rounded out the field at 101 votes. In the race for two at-large seats on city council, … [Read more...]

Stolen signs found, more go missing

Just when it seemed like the great sign caper had been solved, more campaign signs were stolen this week in Rochester Hills. Last week a number of candidates for Rochester Hills City Council said their signs were stolen or vandalized after being placed on supporters’ lawns. Incumbent Councilman Martin Brennan, who is not a candidate, made a police report after the signs of several candidates were vandalized on his lawn. He was still steamed Monday night, when he brought a sign that had been … [Read more...]