Op-Ed on Proposal Against Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton’s Pro stance on the issue here. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal For Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi’s Opposing stance on the issue … [Read more...]

Former Troy School District Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fowler endorses Marty Knollenberg for State Senate

Former Troy School District Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fowler announced today that she is endorsing Marty Knollenberg for State Senate. On July 1st, Dr. Fowler retired as Superintendent of the Troy School District. Dr. Fowler served the Troy School District for 31 years in various leadership capacities, including Executive Director for Secondary Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Deputy Superintendent for Instruction and Superintendent. Under Dr. Fowler’s … [Read more...]

McMillin to hold 12th weekly Town Hall today

State Representative Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) announced he will be holding his 12th weekly campaign town hall on Tuesday, July 22.  It will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. at Ellie’s Country Kitchen in downtown Williamston. McMillin has held well-attended town halls throughout the 8th Congressional district, including Holt, Brighton, Howell, Okemos, Fowlerville, Orion, Clarkston and Rochester. McMillin said, “I enjoy connecting with voters and letting them ‘kick the tires’ and … [Read more...]

McMillin files Hailstorm oversight bills

Requires specific warrants, oversight, and criminal penalties for misuse Today, State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) introduced House Bills 5710 and 5712, which would put rules, penalties and oversight in place for military-style Hailstorm and StingRay cellular surveillance technology, such as those used by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office. “Laws have not kept up with technology and now that law enforcement is using military-style surveillance devices, we need to update our … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett endorses Marty Knollenberg for State Senate

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Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett announced that he is endorsing Marty Knollenberg for State Senate. Mayor Barnett is the latest in a long line of Rochester Hills elected officials and community leaders to back Knollenberg. Also supporting Knollenberg are Rochester Hills City Councilmembers Greg Hooper, Stephanie Morita, Mark Tisdel, and Mike Webber. Former Rochester Hills City Councilman Vern Pixley and former State Representative Penny Crissman, as well as numerous Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

MI Chamber of Commerce endorses Mike Webber for State Representative

The following was received by Rochester Media from Mike Webber's (R) campaign: Experience ● Results ● Service to Community Dear Supporters, Today I was honored to receive the endorsement of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in my bid for Michigan State House District #45. The Chamber represents over 6,500 job providers in the state. As a candidate that has focused my campaign on jobs and the economy, I am happy to have their support. This endorsement is one of many I have received … [Read more...]

Funraising reception to be held for Michael Webber on June 24

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Please join Rochester Mayor Jeff Cuthbertson and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett For a Reception in Support of MICHAEL WEBBER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR STATE HOUSE Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rochester Mills Beer Company 400 Water Street Rochester, Michigan $50 Per Person $250 Event Sponsorship Hors d'oeuvres/Cash Bar RSVP to (517) 231-1392 or mjwebber@comcast.net Check out Mike's web site for more info: webberforstaterep.com If you are not able to attend … [Read more...]

FreedomWorks endorses Tom McMillin

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According to a press release Tom McMillin (R) has received a great endorsement from FreedomWorks! "FreedomWorks PAC President Matt Kibbe commented, “Voters have a clear choice between another establishment candidate that will toe the party line, and Tom McMillin, a man who will stand up for civil liberties and fight for his constituents. McMillin doesn’t just identify the problems in government, he takes action to come up with proactive solutions. He would undoubtedly be a valuable thought … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Republican Club Candidate Night

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In a recent press release, the Rochester Area Republican Club (RARC) stated it is hosting a Republican Candidate Night on Thursday, June 5 and inviting all Republican candidates for office to attend. This is an opportunity for the community to meet the candidates for office and find out where they stand on the issues. Theresa Mungioli, event coordinator, said, “We know area voters like to meet the candidates, especially those running for State Senate, State Representative, Supreme Court … [Read more...]