LPM Online

September 16, 2003

Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Good News/Bad News in Municipal Primaries

  1. Upcoming Events

    September 18, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County weekly meeting. Brett Cashman discusses his work as a Libertarian Parks Commissioner. Cashman is the only partisan elected Libertarian official in Michigan.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    September 23, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Discussion Group. Open to the Public.
    Location: Denny's Restaurant, 3817 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo (at I-94 & Sprinkle Rd).
    Contact: Gerald Phillips Phone: (269) 382-0927 E-mail: gaphillips@jasnetworks.net

    September 24, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County general membership meeting. Optional dinner starts at 6:30. Business meeting starts at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant on 12 Mile Road, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley
    Contact: Leonard Schwartz Phone: (248) 546-3569 E-mail: schwartz@michiganlp.org

    September 25, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County weekly meeting. Speech by James Hudler about the "History of the LPWC, Ann Arbor Libertarian League (College Libertarians), and the LPM."
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    October 2, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County monthly Business Meeting. Also the planning for the Ann Arbor City elections and the planning for the Sam Adams dinner will take place.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    October 5, 2003 - 1:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee Meeting. All dues-paying members are welcome.
    Location: LP of Michigan Headquarters 619 East Nine Mile Road Hazel Park, MI
    Contact:  Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 897-0488 E-mail: wgelineau@firstam.com

    October 6, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Valley Libertarian Party Regular Meeting (Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo & St. Joseph Counties). Order to eat (otional) at 6:30. Open to the public.
    Location: T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant, 5650 W. Main, Oshtemo (at Main & Hwy 131)
    Contact: Gerald Phillips Phone: (269) 382-0927 E-mail: gaphillips@jasnetworks.net

    October 8, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    MACOMB COUNTY Libertarians monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner are optional starting at 6:30pm.
    Location: Miles World Restaurant 17689 Masonic, Fraser MI 48026 (586)415-4500
    Contact: Keith Edwards Phone: (586) 777-7468 E-mail: keithmarni@aol.com

    October 9, 2003 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of West Michiganís monthly membership meeting,
    drinks and dinner at 6:30 PM, meeting begins at 7:00 PM
    Location: Club North (Banquet Room)1359 Plainfield Ave NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    Contact: Tom Horan Phone: (616) 887-2428 E-mail: tomh@lpwm.org

    October 9, 2003 - 7:30 PM
    Video night with political tapes from the archives.
    Location: Cubs' AC Restaurant (located in the Colonial Lanes Bowling Center) 1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Jeff Weber Phone: (734) 434-6486 E-mail: humanism@comcast.net

    More
    For more events, see the online calendar at:
    http://www.michiganlp.org/lpmonline/events.php

  2. Good News/Bad News in Municipal Primaries by Greg Dirasian

    Tuesday, September 9, was primary day for many municipal candidates. The day closed with both good news and bad news for Libertarians.

    In Allen Park, Bob Graham was knocked out of the running for a position as Allen Park city clerk. Final numbers were:

    
    Weiss   1517
    Rossman  678
    Graham   602
    

    In Dearborn Heights, Chris Gonzalez also failed to make the cut. Final numbers were:

    
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS
    City Council
    2-year term; $8,593 annually
    Top four finishers advance
    Ned Apigian               739 11.3%
    Ann Brown               1,857 28.5%
    Stevan M. Djordjevic      338  5.2%
    Christopher R. Gonzalez   410  6.3%
    Catherine L. Heise      1,962 30.1%
    James Izeluk            1,206 18.5%
    
    St. Clair Shore brought good news for Libertarians though. Erin Stahl finished 4th in a field of 8 candidates. The top six move on to the general election, where 3 will be elected in November. St. Clair Shores results were:
    
    MICHAEL A. BOYLE .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,349
    WILLIAM J. NEARON.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      4,019
    BEVERLY A. McFADYEN .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,995
    ERIN STAHL .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3,028
    MARK J. MOFFITT  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,736
    GERI HOFMANN  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2,197
    DOUGLAS DAMM  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,994
    MICHAEL A. LAVIS .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      1,429
    
    Detailed results are available on the St. Clair Shores web site at: http://www.ci.saint-clair-shores.mi.us/admin/cityhall/clerk/el45asum.htm

    We still have several candidates that will be on the ballot in November:

    
    Mark Owen (http://www.ElectMarkOwen.org)
    Andy LeCureaux (http://www.LeCureaux.org)
    Erin Stahl (http://www.ErinStahl.com)
    
    Please show them your support!
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