Brighton 2012 Election Guide
Livingston County Sheriff, 42nd District Representative seat and County Commissioner race for District 1 on the ballot.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Brighton Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are six candidates that locals are already talking about:
State Rep. Bill Rogers (R): The incumbent was one of House republicans to vote for banning the sale of synthetic drugs and allowing allowing welfare recipients suspected of drug use to be tested last week. Rogers also sits on the House Education Committee. Rogers will face Dale Rogers (R) in August and Shanda Willis (D) in November.
Shanda Willis (D): Running against the Republican candidate for the State House 42nd District seat in the November election. Willis has 19 years of experience in the health care field and will focus on issues including protecting the rights of workers, tax fairness for middle class families and seniors, and improved funding for Livingston County schools.
Sheriff Bob Bezotte (R): The incumbent Livingston County sheriff made news last week during raids on local businesses that were known sellers of K2 in Hartland. After officials announced K2/Spice was banned in Livingston County, Bezotte says the sheriff's deparment confiscated more than $3,000 worth of the synthetic marijuana.
C.J. Maier (R): The republican candidate will run against Bob Bezotte for Livingston County Sheriff. A career investigator for more than 37 years Maier has been with for Chrysler since 2004.
Kate Lawrence (R): Former City of Brighton Mayor, Lawrence (R) seeks to replace Commissioner Maggie Jones in Livingston County to represent District 1, which covers the City of Brighton and Brighton Township.
Bruce Schneider (D): Schneider has 33 years experience in law enforcement and homeland security. He is looking to focus on public safety, if elected as a County Commissioner. He is running agains Kate Lawrence (R) for Commissioner Maggie Jones' District 1 seat, which covers the City of Brighton and Brighton Township.