Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A local breakdown of key races, according to municipality.
President Barack Obama received a majority of voters' support Tuesday in Plymouth and Canton en route to winning Michigan and, ultimately, the electoral college. In the City of Plymouth, Obama's 2,689 votes held the edge over opponent Mitt Romney's 2,506. In Canton Township, Obama's 25,017 topped Romney's 19,907. Plymouth Township voters favored Romney, however, with 9,557 for the former Massachusetts governor and 7,364 votes for the president. Canton Township supported its outgoing trustee, Democrat Dr. Syed Taj, in his unsuccessful bid for Michigan's 11th Congressional District. Taj earned 23,255 votes in his hometown, to Republican Kerry Bentivolio's 17,804. Taj also polled well in the City of Plymouth, with 2,456 to Bentivolio's 2,…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Plymouth and Canton.
This is a big election year nationally, statewide and locally. As we look ahead to the Nov. 6 election, Plymouth-Canton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. Come back to Plymouth-Canton Patch for more election updates.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Democrats, third-party candidates in races for 11th Congressional District participate in League of Women Voters forum in Plymouth.
Candidates in the simultaneous races for full and partial terms representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District tackled jobs, among a host of hot-button issues Monday at a candidate forum at Plymouth District Library. Noticeably absent was Republican nominee Kerry Bentivolio of Milford, who is a candidate in both the partial and full-term races and will appear twice on many voters' Nov. 6 ballots. Democratic nominee Dr. Syed Taj of Canton, Green Party candidate Steven Paul Duke of Livonia and Libertarian John Tatar of Livonia, all candidates for a two-year term representing Michigan's newly realigned 11th Congressional District, appeared at the forum, moderated by League of Women Voters member Susan Rowe. Natural Law Party candidate …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The retirement community's Political Awareness Committee organized Thursday's 11th Congressional District candidate forum.
The two candidates who will face off in November for the 11th Congressional District seat met on a stage in Novi Thursday, speaking to seniors at Fox Run about Medicare, Social Security, taxes and health care. While Kerry Bentivolio, a Republican from Milford, and Canton Township Democrat Dr. Syed Taj found a little common ground in their mutual desire to preserve Social Security, their positions on most issues were starkly different. But the point of the event, organizers said, was to make sure the retirement community's residents know what those positions are. Members of Fox Run's Resident Advisory Council, which works with administration and residents, recently formed a Political Awareness Committee because "it was important for our …