Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With 100 percent of the precincts counted, Driskell had 26,646 votes and Mark Ouimet had 23,609.
10 a.m. After all of the precincts were counted, Gretchen Driskell wins Michigan's 52nd House District with 26,646 votes, beating Mark Ouimet who had 23,609 votes. 1 a.m. Gretchen Driskell calls the win for Michigan's 52nd House District. With 112 of the 169 precincts counted, Driskell has 14,583 votes and Mark Ouimet has 14,334, according to unofficial results from Washtenaw County. 9:20 p.m. Brian Marl wins the Saline mayoral race. The results from the precincts are: Marl had 1,844 votes and Glenn Law had 1,221. These results are unofficial until they're officially counted by the city's counting board. Marl said Law called him to concede and congratulate him on winning. "I really love Saline," Marl said. "I'm honored and humbled by the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Brian Marl and Glenn Law lay out their campaigns during forum sponsored by Saline’s Coalition for a Quality Community.
Saline’s next leader will soon be decided by voters. Mayoral candidates Brian Marl and Glenn Law faced off in a debate Monday addressing a host of local issues, including infrastructure, finances and creating a more diverse community. The debate was sponsored by Saline’s Coalition for a Quality Community and moderated by Scott Lemm. During the debate, Marl and Law talked about how best to tackle some of the town's needs. “The biggest issue facing Saline at this point is our financial situation,” Law said. “We need to keep our financial house in order.” He added that it’s important for the city to watch how taxpayer money is spent and urged officials to proceed carefully with future projects. Marl said he feels the biggest issue facing …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A look at candidates Brian Marl and Glenn Law.
The Saline Mayoral Race is winding down, and the winner will be elected on November 6. Brian Marl and Glenn Law are in the running to replace Gretchen Driskell, who is running for State Representative in the 52nd District. Residents can meet the candidates during an election forum on Oct., 22 at Liberty School. The event is hosted by Saline Coalition for a Quality Community. Liberty School is located at 7265 N. Ann Arbor St. in Saline Here’s a look at the two candidates in the running. Web site: http://brianmarl.com A lifelong resident of Saline, the candidate is presently serving his second term on the Saline City Council. Marl was the first candidate to officially file a nominating petition for Mayor in June. In addition, Marl is …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
David Rhoads, Dean Girbach and Lee Bourgoin are the three candidates running for three spots on city council.
The ballot is final for the November Saline city election. There were no late surprises. City council member Brian Marl runs against former city council member Glenn Law to be Mayor. There are three candidates running for three seats on city council. Incumbents David Rhoads and Dean Girbach are seeking re-election. They are joined by Lee Bourgoin, who left the city after serving for years as city manager and then finance director. The election is open to write-in candidates, who must file a "declaration of intent" ahead of the November 6 election.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
So far there are three candidates in the running for three seats on city council.
The deadline for filing for the November election is at 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Nominations are coming in slowly. In the Saline municipal election, council member Brian Marl and former council member Glenn Law are the only two candidates running for mayor. There are three seats open in the city council race. The seats held by Marl, David Rhoads and Dean Girbach will be filled in November. Rhoads has filed and Girbach is collecting signatures for his nominating petition. Former city finance director Lee Bourgoin, who left the city administration suddenly this spring, has also filed to run. The county website lists no candidates for the Saline Area Schools board of education race. The terms of Lisa Slawson and Chuck Lesch expire at the end of the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
To date, Law and Brian Marl are the only candidates to announce candidacy to be mayor of Saline.
Saline mayoral candidate Glenn Law made it official Monday. The city clerk's office verified Law's nominating petition, meaning Law's name will be placed on the November election ballot. That's when voters will elect a new mayor. Law, who announced his candidacy in June, joins city council member Brian Marl on the ballot. Current Mayor Gretchen Driskell is running as a Democratic Party candidate against incumbent Republican Mark Ouimet to be the representative for the 52nd District State House. Law, who served on Saline City Council for eight years before resigning last fall to take a teaching job in Menominee, said he’s "very pleased that this part of the election process is over," and that he will "continue to meet and talk with as many …
Friday, June 15, 2012
These national, statewide and local candidates have already drawn attention in races that affect Saline.
Saline Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about 2012 political races that touch our community. Here are the candidates to watch in races locals are already talking about: Brian Marl and Glenn Law are running for the office of mayor. Marl serves on City Council. Law was one of council's longest serving members before resigning last fall to take a teaching job up north. Incumbent city council members David Rhoads and Dean Girbach are seeking re-election. They are joined by Lee Bourgoin, who left the city after serving for years as city manager and then finance director. Mark Ouimet, the incumbent Republican from Scio Township faces a challenge from Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell, Democratic candidate. Karen Delhey, …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Marl officially became the first candidate to file for mayor when City Clerk Dianne Hill verified his nominating petition.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Mayoral candidate Brian Marl made it official Wednesday. Saline City Clerk Dianne Hill verified the signatures on the nominating petition submitted earlier this month, making Marl the first candidate to officially file for Mayor of Saline in the 2012 election. “I’m excited that the campaign can really get started in earnest,” said Marl, who serves on Saline City Council. “Momentum has been building for months, and now that the weather is warm I am looking forward to continuing conversations with city residents about a shared vision for Saline’s future.” To date, Glenn Law is the only other candidate to announce intentions to run for mayor. The filing deadline is the day of the August Primary election. In early March, Marl announced his …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Marl said Law's entrance into the mayoral election will be a good thing for city residents and for city government.
Saline Mayoral candidate Brian Marl said Monday he’s pleased that his friend Glenn Law has joined the race for the city’s top elected post. “Although it may sound counterintuitive, I think it’s a good thing. For far too long voters in Saline haven’t had a choice when it comes to who will serve as mayor,” Marl said. “Anytime there is competition for a political office it is a good thing for voters and a good thing for government.” Marl, elected to city council in 2008, served next to Law on city council before Law resigned to take a teaching job in Menominee last September. “Glenn is a friend. I wish him well. Conversely, I am 100 percent confident in the campaign I am running and I am overwhelmed by the momentum we’re developing,” Marl …
Law served on city council from 2003 to 2011 before resigning to take a teaching job in Menominee last September.
It looks as if Saline will have a race for Mayor. Former city council member Glenn Law announced Monday that he is running for the city’s top elected post. Law joins current city council member Brian Marl in the Mayoral race. “I am today officially announcing my intentions to run for mayor of the city of Saline. I do not make this decision lightly or in haste, but after careful thought and consideration,” said Law, in a statement released Monday morning. Law, who resigned from council in September in 2011 to take a teaching job in Menominee, was first elected to city council in 2003. In May, he announced he was considering a run for Mayor and that he’d make a decision after discussing matters with his family. “I talked with my wife in …