Yalamanchi Announces his Candidacy for Rochester Hills Mayor

With the dust still settling form the midterm elections held two weeks ago, former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi announced on Monday, November 17 that he'll run for Rochester Hills mayor. Normally term limits would prohibit the city's current mayor Bryan K. Barnett from running again, but there is a possibility that he could appear on the ballot as a write-in candidate, although no formal announcement has been made from his camp. And aside from Yalamanchi, no other … [Read more...]

Republicans take Senate in Midterm Election

Lawn Signs Lead the Way to the Election Polls on Tuesday - Photo by Michael

Republicans Gain Control of US Senate With no help from Michigan, the GOP surpasses the magic number of 51 to gain a majority in the Senate. While many republicans across the country faired well in this midterm election, Michigan's Terry Lynn Land did not. Democrat candidate, Gary Peters, won convincingly with 56% of the vote in Oakland County. However, the race was closer in Rochester with a 5% win and even closer in Rochester Hills where Peters won by less than 3%. In Oakland Township, … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Voter Rights, Voter Turnout, and a Vote Denied

Please Note: The article below is an opinion expressed by a Rochester Hills resident and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills City Council violated its city charter by selling/leasing publicly owned land for oil exploration without a vote of the people. By denying a citizen vote they acted beyond their scope of authority. The Voter Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of legislation. And while the Rochester Hills situation pales in comparison to the … [Read more...]

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...]