The following Voter’s Guide was formulated by area conservative leaders. It is based on party affiliation, past voting records (where relevant), personal connections and even Facebook comments! While far from a perfect method, it is felt the that following candidates would help or at least not harm the conservative principles the Republican Party was founded on. Not every office has a recommendation. When the choice is obvious or not enough is known, no opinion was offered.
A lot of work went into preparing this voting guide.
Please share this with family, friends and neighbors frequently before November 8th!
President of the United States: Donald Trump / Mike Pence
MI Supreme Court Justices: David Viviano and Joan Larsen
State Board of Education: Tom McMillin and Nikki Snyder
Regent of the University of Michigan: Ron Weiser and Carl Meyers
Trustee Michigan State University: William Deary and Dan Kelly
Governor Wayne State U: Michael Busuito and Kim Shmina
Oakland County Community College: Charles Murphy, Evan Angello, Jessicca Gingell
Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney: Mike Goetz
Oakland County Water Commissioner: Robert Buxbaum
Oakland 6th Circuit Court Judge: Victoria Valentine
Oakland 6th Circuit Court Probate Judge: Karen Giebel
Oakland 52-1 District Judge: Gary Klein
Waterford Board of Trustee: Steve Thomas
West Bloomfield Board of Trustees: Don Perry – R, Paul Karmo – R,
Sheila Siegel Weissman -R ( vote only for these 3)
West Bloomfield Library: Carol Foster, on back of ballot after OCC.
(vote only for Carol Foster)
In the following races, candidates who are conservative are running as Independents providing a third choice. Recommended you vote your conscience.
U.S. Congress: David Trott – Republican,
Kerry Bentivolio – Independent,
Anil Kumar – Democrat
State Representative 39th: Klint Kesto – Republican,
Beth McGrath – Independent,
Mike Stack – Democrat
Transit Tax Proposal : Recommending a NO vote.
The proposal would authorize the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan to levy within Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties a property tax assessment:at a rate of 1.2 mills ($1.20 per $1,000 of taxable value) for 20 years beginning in 2016 and ending in 2035. That is 1.2 mils comes to an amount costing home owners approximately $240 on a $200,000 home, $360 on a $300,000 home, and $480 on a $400,000 home a year for 20 years. Vote NO!