Thursday, November 8, 2012
Read about what the candidates you elected have in store for when they join office.
Brian Marl, elected Tuesday as Saline's new mayor, said he considers himself an open and engaging person and hopes to bring that style to his new position. He said he would continue many of the initiatives current Mayor Gretchen Driskell pursued, but that he would also bring his own ideas like those outlined in his five-point vision: Brian Iott is one of two newly elected trustees for York Township. He said he hopes to cooperate with the elected supervisor and other board members to do work for the township. He said the biggest project he's involved in from the last few months is work on two township parks — Sandra Richardson Park and Mary McCann Park. "The property was donated by Toyota 10 or 12 years ago," Iott said. He said the parks …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Paul Thibault, of Lodi Township, has worked at the polls for four general elections.
Paul Thibault, 78, of Lodi Township, greeted voters from Precinct 3 as they entered the First United Methodist Church in Saline. He smiled and directed them to the tables for voter check-in. Thibault said this is the fourth general election for which he has worked at the polls in Saline. "It's probably one of my last elections that I'll be working," he said. Seated during the slow hours, Thibault said he had been on his feet most of the day. "It was very, very busy the first three or four hours," he said. A line snaked through the halls of the Church at 9 a.m. when there were about 150 people waiting to vote, Thibault said. He said despite the crowds people were good about following the rules. He said people quickly learned what to do …
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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Saline School Board Secretary David Holden urges Saline residents to take into account the impact the proposal will have on local schools.
Friday, November 2, 2012
One issue on November's ballot will have a huge impact on Saline Area Schools. Proposal 2 has the potential, if enacted, to cost the school district upwards of $1.5 million annually. The fact is, Proposal 2 will take money out of the classroom and reduce the student educational experience. I strongly recommend a NO vote on Proposal 2 in the November 6th election. Please consider the following impacts of Proposal 2. Last year, lawmakers made it easier for principals to place the most effective teachers in the classroom and coach others toward effectiveness. This change in law ensured that our students were served by the BEST teachers, not merely the longest serving. If Proposal 2 passes, not only will key tenure reform laws be repealed, but…