Wednesday, January 9, 2013
During the competition, students in Michigan's 9th congressional district, can submit a video explaining their vision for the country's future.
Rep. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak) kicks off the annual Student Inaugural Address Competition at a Birmingham high school Wednesday. Levin, who represents Michgan's 9th congressional district, will visit an AP Government class at Birmingham's Groves High School Wednesday to officially mark the beginning of the competition. During the competition, high school students throughout the 9th congressional district are invited to submit, via video, their own two-three minute inaugural address explaining their vision for the country's future. The submissions will be judged by a panel of local residents, while the winner will be announced during the week of Jan. 28. President Barack Obama will be officially sworn in for a second term, and give his …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 late Tuesday night to endorse a Senate vote on a bill that would avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." This bill extends the tax cuts passed during George W. Bush's presidency that would have expired on Jan. 1, and delays automatic spending cuts. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, voted for the bill, which will extend curent tax rates for all wage earners making below $400,000 and couples making below $450,000. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. The bill currently awaits President Barack Obama's signature. Levin posted comments he made Tuesday on the House floor on his website: "…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric, who are vying to represent the 9th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, will meet at a candidates forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland Area and Patch.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric are vying to represent the 9th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The League of Women Voters Oakland Area and Patch will co-sponsor a candidate forum for the 9th Congressional district on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Madison Heights City Hall. The forum will feature the two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Sander Levin and Republican Don Volaric. The League of Women Voters also has invited Libertarian candidate Jim Fulner, U.S. Taxpayers candidate Les Townsend and Green Party candidate Julia Williams. The 9th Congressional district covers St. Clair Shores as well as parts of southern Macomb and Oakland counties. Madison Heights City Hall is located at 300 W. 13 Mile Rd. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Approximately 70 people turned out Tuesday evening to hear the U.S. representative and a handful of Democratic candidates for Oakland County offices during the invitation-only event at Jaycee Park.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and members of the Oakland County Democratic ticket rallied supporters Tuesday evening during a picnic in Berkley. Approximately 70 people turned out to hear Levin and a handful of Democratic candidates – including incumbent Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, Oakland County executive hopeful Kevin Howley and Oakland County sheriff contender Jane Felice Boudreau – during the invitation-only event at Jaycee Park. "We have a very strong ticket. There isn't a weak link, so let's work like the dickens," Levin told the crowd as he stood with the candidates, each of whom spoke briefly. Levin also acknowledged Oakland County Clerk candidate Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and incumbent Oakland County Prosecutor …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Macomb County businessman Don Volaric will face U.S. Rep. Sander Levin in the general election to represent Michigan's 9th Congressional District in Washington.
Macomb County businessman Don Volaric won the Republican primary Tuesday in the 9th Congressional District Primary Tuesday to face incumbent Sander Levin. With 100 percent of Oakland and Macomb County precincts reporting, Volaric defeated Gregory Dildilian in the Republican primary and will face Levin in the general election, according to unofficial results. Levin, who was unopposed in the primary, has served in Congress since 1982. The candidates are running in the newly redrawn district which includes southern Macomb and Oakland counties.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The move will likely pit Congressman Gary Peters against his colleague and fellow Democrat Hansen Clarke.
In a Facebook post and email message to supporters this afternoon, Congressman Gary Peters (D-9th Congressional) announced his intention to run in the newly drawn 14th Congressional District, thus avoiding a race against Rep. Sander Levin (D-12th Congressional) in a newly redrawn District 9. His decision will likely pit Peters against Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-13th Congressional) in a 2012 Democratic primary; Clarke has also announced he will run for the seat. The S-shaped district, created through reapportionment after the 2010 Census, includes communities in Oakland and Wayne counties. Peters' Facebook post noted the new district "bridges diverse communities and comes at a pivotal time in our nation's history. Too many families are …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The new legislative maps mean new boundaries for state House, state Senate and congressional districts.
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation redrawing legislative boundaries for state House, state Senate and congressional districts. For Royal Oak, that means one congressman, starting with the 2012 election. Royal Oak remains in District 26, led by Jim Townsend (D), who also represents Madison Heights. Royal Oak remains in District 13, led by John Pappageorge (R). The district includes Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson and Troy. New to District 13 is part of Rochester Hills; gone are Bloomfield Township and Madison Heights. Because of term limits, this is Pappageorge's final term. Royal Oak was previously divided into District 9, represented by Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Hills), and District 12, represented by Sander …