St. Clair Shores Election Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting St. Clair Shores and Macomb County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, St. Clair Shores Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
President Barack Obama: The president's campaign in Macomb County will originate from headquarters in Sterling Heights. The president hasn't scheduled any campaign stops in Macomb, as of yet, but his supporters are on the ground. In a recent speech by Congressman Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, to Macomb County business and community leaders, Levin praised the effect Obama's policies have had on Macomb, namely the automotive rescue, drop in unemployment and added investment through the Recovery Act.
GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The Michigan-born candidate kept his comments focused on the economy when he visited Shelby Township in February and later won the state's GOP presidential primary, taking 46 percent of the vote in St. Clair Shores.
Macomb County Sheriff Incumbent Anthony Wickersham: Of the seven candidates running for sheriff in the August primary, Incumbent Sheriff Anthony Wickersham (D) has the advantage of name recognition. While Wickersham has only one other Democrat challenging him for the nomination, there are five Republican candidates. Included in the field is St. Clair Shores resident, and current county commissioner, Roland Fraschetti, and St. Clair Shores Police Lt. Todd Woodcox.
Macomb County Treasurer: Two St. Clair Shores residents are running for Macomb County Treasurer. Incumbent Ted Wahby is running unopposed on the Democratic side. Erin Stahl is one of two candidates in the Republican primary.
State House of Representatives: Following the 2000 Census, the boundaries of the House district were redrawn. The current 24th District currently includes Harrison Township and St. Clair Shores. The newly created 18th District includes Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores. Those running in the primary:
- Candice B. Rusie (R)
- Patrick Biange (D)
- Phillip A DiMaria (D)
- John M. Maynard (D)
- Sarah Roberts (D)
Macomb County Commissioner: St. Clair Shores will now have two partial districts for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.
Candidates for County Commissioner District 3 (Includes St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe):
- Randell J. Shafer (R)
- Brad Templeman (R)
- Daniel Foukes (D)
- Kevin M. Hertel (D)
- Veronica Klinefelt (D)
Candidates for County Commissioner District 10 (Includes St. Clair Shores and Harrison Township):
- Zach Eineman (R)
- Jennifer Sharrock Piecuch (R)
- Michael A. Boyle (D)
- David J. Chavis (D)