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Everything You Need to Know About Voting Tuesday

City of Brighton and Brighton Township residents will vote for school and township offices as well as local and statewide proposals.

Here's everything you need to know about school, local and state elections.

Brighton Area Schools

There are two open seats on the Brighton Area Schools Board of Education. Click on the links below to learn more about the candidates.

  • Jay Krause (Incumbent)
  • Nick Fiani
  • Ken Stahl
  • Keith Van Hentenryck

Brighton Area Schoools will also seek to approve its operating millage of 18 mills levied on nonhomestead properties, which includes businesses and second homes. Click here to read the ballot language.

Brighton Township

All Brighton Township Board of Trustees offices are up for election, including supervisor, clerk, township, and four trustee seats. Current Township Clerk Ann Bollin and Treasurer Lana Theis are running uncontested.

Click on the links below to learn more about the candidates.

Supervisor

  • Tom Murphy (Incumbent)
  • John Ewing

Trustee

  • Cathy Doughty (Incumbent)
  • Mike Slaton (Incumbent)
  • Katheryne Friske
  • Patrick Michel
  • Mike Palmer
  • Lucille Weaire

City of Brighton

The City of Brighton will seek to pass a $5.6 million bond for community improvement and infrastructure. The proposed bond includes plans for residential curb and gutter improvements, residential street reconstructions, new sidewalk installations, sidewalk repairs and a camera monitoring system upgrade for key locations around the city to name a few.

The proposed bond millage would pick up just as the 1996-97 bond is paid off. The estimated average millage rate is 1.12 mills which would increase current average debt service for residential customers by $1.18, commercial by $9.05 and industrial by $6.07. Click here to read the ballot language.

Livingston County

County Commissioner - District 1

  • Kate Lawrence (R)
  • Bruce L. Schneider (D)

Prosecuting Attorney

  • William Vailliencourt (R)
  • Matthew Evans (D)

Statewide

House of Representatives - 42nd District

  • Bill Rogers (R)
  • Shanda Willis (D)
  • James Lewis II (L)

Proposals

There are six statewide proposals on the ballot on Tuesday.

  • Proposal 12-1: The Emergency Manager Law would expand the powers of emergency managers in municipalities and school districts and allow the governor to appoint emergency managers.
  • Proposal 12-2: Right to Collective Bargaining is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make collective bargaining a right for public and private workers.
  • Proposal 12-3: Renewable Energy Standard is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources.
  • Proposal 12-4: Quality Home Care is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give home health care workers limited collective bargaining rights.
  • Proposal 12-5: Limit Enactment of New State Taxes is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a two-thirds majority of the state legislature or a statewide vote to raise state taxes.
  • Proposal 12-6: Require Vote on International Bridges is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would require a statewide vote to build international bridges or tunnels. This would affect the New International Trade Crossing (or new bridge to Canada).

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