Archive for July, 2008

Campaign Kick-Off Bob Alexander for Congress, Thursday July 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008



Change is coming to Mid-Michigan, and Bob Alexander is leading the way.

Bob believes Mid-Michigan deserves a representative who understands that the serious challenges facing its citizens require real solutions and immediate action. He wants to foster America’s energy independence, protect the environment, and safeguard Michigan jobs.

So when it came time to say goodbye to his 1995 Ford Escort – all 256,000 miles of it – Bob chose the Chevy Malibu hybrid: an American car driven by American innovation.

Made right here in the United States, the state-of-the-art Malibu Hybrid has a better MPG rating and a smaller carbon footprint than the Honda Accord. It reflects Bob’s dedication to American jobs, energy innovation, and environmental stewardship.

To kick off his campaign, Bob will take delivery of this new Chevy Malibu at Shaheen Chevrolet in Lansing at 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 24. From there, Bob will set off on his “Road Trip for Change,” visiting locations in all five counties of Michigan’s 8th District. Bob will share the campaign’s themes of American products, Michigan innovation, clean energy, and a clean environment. The day will finish with remarks at the GM Orion Assembly plant.

Bob, an East Lansing consultant and long-time community leader, is running for Congress because he knows Mid-Michigan demands a change after eight years of poor leadership under Mike Rogers and George Bush.

Bob will bring Michigan’s concerns to Washington, supporting working families and individuals, working for healthcare solutions, fighting for quality public education, and protecting our environment.

9:00 AM Car Delivery Shaheen Chevrolet 632 American Road, Lansing, MI 48911

10:00 AM Ingham Kickoff “The Rock” at Michigan State University By Red Cedar River, on Farm Lane next to Old Auditorium

11:00 AM Clinton Kickoff Clinton County Democrats and Alexander for Congress, 13105 Schavey Rd, Ste 3, Dewitt, MI 48820

12:00 PM Shiawassee Kickoff Outside of Perry Township Hall, 2770 W Ellsworth Rd, Perry, MI

1:15 PM Livingston Kickoff Brighton Bagels & Bites, 5757 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116

3:30 PM Oakland Kickoff Orion Assembly Plant, 4555 Giddings Rd, Orion Twp, MI 48361


North Oakland Democratic Club Endorsements

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

At our Orion / Oxford meeting on July 17th, a vote was held regarding August 5 primary endorsements. The following candidates received a majority vote:

Political Office Candidate
U.S. Senator Carl Levin
U.S. Congress 8th District Robert Alexander
U.S. Congress 9th District Gary Peters

State Rep. District 44 Mark Venie
State Rep. District 46

County Executive Brenda Lawrence
County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Cooper
County Sheriff Jane Boudreau
County Clerk/Register of Deeds Sheila Smith
County Treasurer Andy Meisner
County Drain Commissioner Brett Nicholson

County Commissioner Dist. 1 Barbara Warren
County Commissioner Dist. 2 Ryan King
County Commissioner Dist. 3 Joseph Barrera, Jr.
County Commissioner Dist. 4 Donald Bortz

Orion Township Supervisor David Hodges
Brandon Township Supervisor Cynthia Strehle
Brandon Township Trustee Mary Halstead

N0n-Partisan Endorsements:
Judge of Circuit Court Dist. 6 Rebecca Walsh
Judge of Circuit Court Dist. 6 Mary Ellen Brennan
Judge of Probate Court Mark Frankel

We wish the candidates well on election day!

NODC wins Second Place in Addison Twp Strawberry Festival – Leonard, July 19

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I’d like to thank North Oakland Democratic Club Treasuer, Patrick Howse, for being such an important part of Saturday’s activities.
Also Jayne Hamilton and Carla Meier representing OCDP On The Road, were critical to today’s success. We were delighted that Bob Alexander and his Oakland 8th Field Manager Ernesto Mireles for driving from East Lansing (90 miles, 1.5 hours – one way), to walk in our Parade, leaflet houses and talk to voters.
Amazingly, we received the Second Place Ribbon for our parade entry! We had a great day and made some new friends in Leonard, which is a voting jurisdiction in the extreme northeast corner of Oakland County.
Barack Obama was prominently displayed on our vehicle, and we had Obama yard signs, bumperstickers, buttons, and rally signs for sale. Importantly, the North Oakland Democratic Club and the Oakland County Democratic Party were well represented in a conservative corner of the county.
Senator Levin, Bob Alexander, Brenda Lawrence, and Jane Boudreau were also represented on our parade vehicle.

Esther Morgan – longtime Orion Area activist has passed away.

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Esther Morgan, a long-time strong Democrat in the Orion area has passed away. There are services today and tomorrow. Hope you can make it.

MORGAN, ESTHER ANDERSON; age 82; of Orion. July 18, 2008. Loving wife of the late Thomas; dear mother of the late Eugene; sister of Hazel; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her care givers Jeff, Lisa, Rosemary, and Ann. Esther loved to dance.

Funeral Mass Monday, July 21, 2008, 1 p.m. with an In State of 12:30 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion.

The family will receive friends Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Online guestbook

Silverbell Chapel, Modetz Funeral Home

100 East Silverbell Orion, MI 48360

Phone: 248-371-3777

Fax: 248-371-3711

E-mail Location (Driving Directions)

Still time to become a Precinct Delegate

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Delegates are elected in the 2008 primary election on Tuesday August 5th, and then serve for two years.

When you vote in the Primary on August 5th, be sure to mark the front and the back of the ballot, including for Democratic Precinct Delegates.

There is still time to help get the whole ticket elected by filing as a Write-In candidate. They must file with their local township Clerk before 4PM on Friday August 1.

First, you might want to check to see if people are already on the ballot for Precinct Delegate:

Write-In Candidates need to fill out Declaration of Intent forms—download at

To be eligible for election as a Precinct Delegate, you must have lived in the precinct you are seeking to represent as Delegate for at least 30 days preceding the August 5 primary election.

The primary role of a Precinct Delegate is to vote at County, Congressional District, and State Conventions, however Precinct Delegates can also coordinate volunteers to help with voter identification in their precincts.

For more information on this topic send an inquiry to