Saturday, March 2, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg said the statue is a fitting tribute to the Civil Rights leader.
Michigan legislators were among members of Congress and President Barack Obama Wednesday to witness the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol. The monument to the civil rights pioneer sits in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. Rep. John Dingell, D-District 12, commented that the statue "honors an American hero that sat defiantly in the face of injustice." "While the bravery and strength of Ms. Rosa Parks has lived on in the fight for equality since that December day in 1955," he said in a statement, "I believe that this statue will serve as a reminder for all who visit our nation’s capital of both the progress made, and the work still left to be done." Rep. Tim Walberg, R-District 7, echoed Dingell's comments. "It was a …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Tipton resident represents Dexter, Chelsea, and parts of Washtenaw County in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Tim Walberg of Tipton was sworn in to a new term in the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3. Walberg represents parts of Washtenaw County, including Dexter, Chelsea, Manchester, and Saline. “It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of the 7th district in the 113th Congress. For the next two years, I will work hard to promote fiscal responsibility and responsible policies that encourage job creation in Michigan and across the country," Walberg said in a written statement. "I am ready to begin working in this new Congress to make our nation stronger now, and for future generations.” To contact Walberg, visit www.walberg.house.gov. His district office is located at 800 W. Ganson St. in Jackson and is open from 9 a.m. to 5…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
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 …
Monday, August 6, 2012
From Washtenaw County Commissioner to your U.S. senator, here are the names you'll see on the ballot this week.
Tuesday is Primary Day in Michigan. Here's a look at the candidates and issues that you will see on your ballot. District 52: Incumbent Mark Ouimet of Scio Township is the only Republican candidate for the post. Democrat Gretchen Driskell is also a candidate for the position, which represents most of western Washtenaw County. Both candidates are unopposed in the primary. Dexter Township Lima Township Webster Township Scio Township Dexter Patch will report election results as they come in on Tuesday night. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. Polls open at 7 a.m.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The U.S. Congressman says he's done everything he promised since ousting Democrat Mark Schauer in 2010.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-District 7, could all but clench the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary. Dan Davis of Riga in Lenawee County is on the Republican ballot along with Walberg, however he has done only minor campaigning leading up to the election. Repeated attempts to contact Walberg and Davis for this story were unsuccessful. In an interview with MLive, Walberg said he's done everything he promised constiuents since taking office in 2010. Those promises include repealing President Obama's overhaul of the health care system, reducing the deficit, and implementing measures to increase job growth. Walberg said if he is elected to a second term, he will continue his fight to repeal the Affordable Health Care for America Act. "I …