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Dexter Election Guide 2012

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Dexter and Washtenaw County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Dexter Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are five that locals are already talking about:

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg: Rep. Walberg ousted incumbent Mark Schauer in 2010 and has since been crusading on a platform of health care reform. Walberg represents Michigan's 7th Congressional District and will face challenger Kurt Haskell of Newport for his seat in November.

State Rep. Mark Ouimet: The state representative has spent the past two years and job creation. Ouimet will be challenged by Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell to represent the 52nd District.

Dexter Township Supervisor Pat Kelly: The township supervisor has been an adamant in Dexter. Kelly is seeking re-election to the board and will face challengers Kathryn M. Bowring, and James L. Drolett for township supervisor.

Lima Township Supervisor Ken Unterbrink: The township supervisor has been in office for 12 years and faces two Republican challengers in August.

County Commissioner Rob Turner: Commissioner Turner has operated Turner Electric Service, Inc. an electrical contracting company in Dexter, for the past 23 years. Turner will face Democrat opponent Kent Martinez-Kratz in November.

Dexter Mom October 29, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Shawn, It sounds like you should run. I am definitely voting for Barbara. Chris sounds like he has run for the seat that was GIVEN to him by a board that is making questionable decisions at best.
Nellie October 29, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Chris, I couldn't help but notice that you sound a little offended that someone is running for the same seat that you want. I find this lack of "sportsmanship" a little disturbing. There are only 7 seats, and she had to choose one of them! It seems like you are more concerned about not disturbing your "collaborative relationships", but you are also lending yourself to becoming a "yes" man in the process. I want someone who is going to address the important issues coming up and represent Dexter families. I really don't care why your opponent chose your currently held position.
Jim Vollmers October 29, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I could care less about who is running for which seat. What I do know is that Chris Gordon is intelligent, caring, shows excellent leadership, and will be getting my vote. Chris took on the task that was presented to him. Nothing is given to someone who takes their responsibilities seriously and follows through on the job at hand. He has shown that he has what it takes to get the job done and deserves to be elected to the position that he currently holds.
Nellie October 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Jim, A leader doesn't nit-pick about why someone is running against them when they are occupying an elected position that they have to run for re-election to keep (there's gonna be challengers - get over it). If that is all it takes to upset Chris, then it seems to me he will have a tough time sifting out the really important issues.
Barbara Read November 03, 2012 at 02:20 PM
If you check the date, I wrote this back in June--well before I chose which term to run for. It's not misleading, it's just an old post.

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