County Commissioner Supports Recall of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels

County Commissioner Craig Covey, who represents the southern part of Royal Oak, will host a fundraiser Sunday to support the Recall Janice Daniels political committee.

Residents from Southeastern Oakland County, including Royal Oak, are helping raise funds for the recall effort against Troy Mayor Janice Daniels. 

An event is being held Sunday, Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Soho, 215 W. Nine Mile Rd. in downtown Ferndale. There is no set fee to attend, and any donations are accepted for the Recall Janice Daniels political committee.

County Commissioner Craig Covey, who currently represents the southern part of Royal Oak, is organizing the grass roots gathering in part because of homophobic remarks to made Troy high school students, reporters, and on Facebook. Daniels comments hurt the entire region, Covey said.

“There are a lot of cool people in Troy working on the recall effort. I met some of them and offered to do something to help. We are expecting people to attend from all over, including Royal Oak,” Covey said.

The county commissioner said when he asked for support from the community, he got an immediate response, including Tequila Blue, which is providing in-kind food for the event.

Soho, which is a martini bar, will be serving “Long Island Iced Teas” in recognition of Daniel’s support of the local Tea Party and her lost love of New York City. 

In 2011, Daniels caused controversy after a status update slamming gay marriage on what appeared to be her personal Facebook page went viral.

The June 25, 2011 update read: "I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there." The post was tucked among other posts and photos about Daniels' mayoral campaign, as well as personal photos and status updates.

The Duke of Royal Oak October 03, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Commissioner Covey, Thank You for your efforts to recall Janice Daniels. This person should not be in any public office.
Erich Von Zipper October 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM
I am not a Daniels supporter. I disagree with her statements. But she is the lawfully elected mayor of Troy and has not been convicted of breaking any laws. Did I miiss something, is she involved in an ethics probe over parking lot concessions? Why waste taxpayer money to have a recall election? Why is this a concern to Covey who doesn't even represent Troy? Is this to give him street cred with the cool people of Troy?
The Duke of Royal Oak October 04, 2012 at 12:53 PM
No one is above the law, even a mayor. When an elected official speaks hatred against a minority group of society it is just and right that people stand up against such hatred. Especially for another official, whom has no political gain in the city of Troy. Is it not right that the President or Congress Person stand up against hatred and evil though it is not in their own back yard? I commend commissioner Covey for doing just that. Thank goodness that people stood up for a womans right to vote and civil rights. Too think other wise is unjust.
Erich Von Zipper October 04, 2012 at 02:03 PM
No one is above the law, even a mayor. I agree with that but what law did Mayor Daniels break? If she did break any laws why has she not been prosecuted? And what does the 19th Amendment have to do with this?
Concerned and Informed October 04, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thank you Covey for helping to make Troy the homosexual "poster city" for Michigan....
The Duke of Royal Oak October 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM
May I suggest researching Ms. Daniels statements as to why the citizens of Troy have petitioned for a recall. " THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS THAT GOOD MEN DO NOTHING." Edmund Burke.
The Duke of Royal Oak October 04, 2012 at 04:02 PM
The residents of Troy are strifing to make their city welcoming to all people and to refuse prejudice remarks from their elected officials.
John David October 04, 2012 at 05:01 PM
This has been discussed at length for months on the Troy Patch. The Michigan Constitution provides for recall of local officials for political reasons. Judicial removal for violations of law etc are not covered by recalls. Her homophobic remarks are only one reason for the recall. The recall petitions received far more valid signatures than needed, even exceeding the votes Daniels received in the election.
Erich Von Zipper October 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Duke suggested that Daniels has broken the law {not above the law}. Her comments may be inappropriate and her actions as mayor may be reprehensible but as of yet she is not a criminal. Where Covey fits into this, I don’t know other than his reference to some cool people in Troy. I’m sure some cool people in Detroit could have used some outside help when they were burdened with their previous mayor. I am not a fan of Daniels and it is sad that a recall petition could muster more signatures than what it would have taken in opposition votes for her to not get elected in the first place.


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