Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Shawn Keough retained his seat as village president by a 288-vote margin on Tuesday. Dexter resident Julie Knight will join the council as a trustee.
Shawn Keough retained his seat as president of the Dexter Village Council by a 288-vote margin in the Nov. 6 election, according to unofficial results. Keough garnerned 1,051 votes to challenger Jim Carson, who received 763 votes. "I want to thank all the people who voted and supported my campaign," Carson said. "I am very grateful to be part of the first contested election for village president since 1998. The residents had the opportunity to share their voice, and it was very clear what choice they wanted. "I am still on the village council as a trustee, and I expect to go back to work doing the things I've done for the last nine years as a trustee. I'm happy to serve on the council." Wednesday morning, Keough expressed gratitude to the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Jim Carson vows to work with residents and communicate village goals if elected on Nov. 6.
Friday, November 2, 2012
I thought that it would be proper that I should express my final public comments regarding my bid for Dexter Village President through the Dexter Patch, as I kicked-off my campaign through Patch on July 9. This campaign has been especially exciting for me because of the fact that this will be the first time that village residents have truly voted for their chose for president since 1998. There are many of us living in the village that never has been offered a choice as to who would be our village president. Past years the village council more or less decided among themselves who would fill that position. These village elected positions were never meant to be entitlement or lifetime and change can be good. If given the opportunity of …
Carson and Knight clearly see the issues facing the village and are not afraid to tackle them.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Dear Editor, I endorse Jim Carson for village president. Although the village is doing well, as we saw in Mr. Keough's insert to the village newsletter, there are big changes coming up and expensive issues that need to be resolved--issues that should be dealt with sooner rather than later. When I participated in the election forum and heard from the candidates, I was impressed with Mr. Carson's plan for the village. He clearly sees the issues facing the village and is not afraid to tackle them. Following up with him in conversation, it is apparent to me that he will make a great village president who will actually get things done. I will be voting for Jim Carson not only because he has a plan, but also because he shows a willingness to …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Palmer Insurance owner Paula Palmer Burns is supporting Jim Carson, Paul Cousins, and Julie Knight for election to the Dexter Village Council.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Dear Editor: As a third generation Dexter resident, local businessowner, Dexter High School alumni, past-president of the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce, active community member, and dedicated citizen I wanted to take this opportunity to endorse Jim Carson for village president, as well as, Paul Cousins and Julie Knight for village council trustees. I believe that all three of them exemplify the characteristics of leaders this community needs. Jim Carson is extremely dedicated to the entire community of Dexter. He has a tremendous volunteer spirit and remains active in multiple organizations that provide service to this area. He believes in involving all parties and bringing people together to find the best plan of action for any …
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Dexter and Washtenaw County.
As we look ahead to Tuesday's general election, Dexter Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are some local races voters are already talking about. Check out the letters to the editor section to see who your neighbors are endorsing locally. Voters will pick a candidate to serve a four-year term. These six are running for a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. Four candidates are running for a two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives Two candidates are running for one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two candidates are running for one seat on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. Dexter Township Supervisor Dexter Township Clerk Dexter Township Treasurer Dexter …
Design plans for the reconstruction of Ann Arbor Road at Baker Road to Kensington will begin in 2013.
Construction on a portion of Dexter-Ann Arbor Road from Baker Road to Kensington in the Village of Dexter is slated to begin in 2014. The project will be partially funded through a $400,000 federal grant the village applied for and received during the 2012 fiscal year. Additional revenue will come from a 20 percent match the village will provide from its road fund. Village President Shawn Keough said the project was chosen over other streets, including Baker Road and Central Street, to coincide with the Main Street repavement that was completed in May. "Because we can only use the federal dollars on one project, we picked Ann Arbor Street to finish off the corridor from the Main Street Bridge to Dan Hoey Road on the eastern limits of the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Candidates for Dexter Village Council and the Dexter Board of Education answered questions from the public Wednesday.
Dexter Village residents were able to gain some insight for the upcoming Nov. 6 election during a candidates forum Wednesday at Creekside Intermediate School. The event was hosted by the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dexter Education Association and was divided into three mini forums. Up first were Board of Education candidates Larry Cobler, Bonnie Everdeen, Chris Gordon and Barbara Read. Read and Gordon are each running for a part-time seat on the board, while Cobler and Everdeen are both uncontested for a full six-year term. Education was the dominate focus of the forum, with topics ranging from student publication censorship to elective class choices and charter and cyber schools. "The school board serves three purposes - to …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The longtime Dexter resident will face Shawn Keough for the presidency on Nov. 6.
Name : Jim Carson Age: 63 Place of residence: Village of Dexter Family: Married - 42 years, Wife - Susan, Children - 3, Grandchildren - 5 Attended college : Yes College : Eastern Michigan University, Cleary University Employment Information Employers : United States Army, 101st Airbone Division; Independent business owner - 41 years in the office equipment industry; currently a contract service provider in the area of document imaging and retention. Party affiliation : None Running for a: Local office Running for position: President of the Village of Dexter Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Village of Dexter Trustee, 2003 to present Website : www.voteforjimcarson.com Current public or community service: Dexter Lions Club, Dexter …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Shawn Keough and Jim Carson are running for the open position on the Dexter Village Council during the Nov. 6 general election.
With the general election less than two months away, candidates for the Dexter Village Council are beefing up their campaigns, going door-to-door to talk with residents about issues affecting the community. This year, there are four candidates seeking election to three open trustee seats on the council. In addition Clerk Carol Jones is running unopposed, and a separate race for village president will pit incumbent Shawn Keough against current council trustee Jim Carson for the top seat. Keough, who has served as president since 2007, is seeking a second full term on the board. He was appointed as village president by the council in 2007 to fill a vacancy by former president Jim Seta, who resigned for personal reasons, and was re-elected in…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The deadline to file paperwork to run for office in the November general election is 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
Candidates who plan on running for the Dexter Village Council or Dexter Community Schools Board of Education have roughly two and a half weeks left to file their paperwork with the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office. School Board candidates must file an Affidavit of Identity and a nominating petition by 4 p.m. Aug. 14. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition. Candidates have until 4 p.m. Aug. 17 to withdraw their petition. With the board's new six-year term policy, President Larry Cobler and Trustee Bonnie Everdeen will be up for re-election in November. Trustee Kim Covert's seat is also up for election. Chris Gordon was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy after Covert's resignation earlier this year. Whoever is …