Election and Ballot Proposal Information for Bedford Township

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2012 Election Information:

 

Results of November 6, 2012 General Election:

 

 


 

 

 

 

Click here to view a copy of the November 6, 2012 Bedford Township Results shown above that can be downloaded and printed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to view a copy of the November 6, 2012 Election Summary Report shown at the left which was provided by the Monroe County Clerk's Office.
You will be able to download and print the form.

 

Click here to view the unofficial results for all voting precincts in Monroe County Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford School Board Results:

1356 Dee Ellsworth
1215 Ron Koch
531 Lisa McCaig
213 Troy Weyher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



Bedford Township Board Swearing-In Ceremony November 16, 2012

Back Row (L-R) Nancy Tienvieri, Sandy Renius, Sally Dunn,Connie Velliquette, John Mohr, Joan Schockman, Garnet Francis
Front Row (L-R) Paul Pirrone, Rick Steiner, Larry O'Dell, Paul Francis, Trudy Hershberger, Greg Stewart

 

Newspaper Articles Concerning the November 6, 2012 General Election:

Toledo Blade November 19, 2012: "Bedford Township personnel changes; Outgoing officials express thanks"

Monroe Evening News November 17, 2012: "Swearing-In Time at Bedford"

Bedford Now November 14, 2012: "Ellsworth, Koch Elected To Bedford Board"

Monroe Evening News November 10, 2012: "Some Monroe County Races Still Not Decided" (Please see question #20 under the "Questions & Answers" section below for more info concerning "Write-In" laws in Michigan)

Monroe Evening News November 7, 2012: "Stewart walks over write-in challenge"

Toledo Blade November 7, 2012: "Wilburn fails write-in bid for Bedford Township post"

Monroe Evening News November 7, 2012: "Final Results For The County"

Bedford Now November 7, 2012: "Bedford Residents To Have New Board"

Monroe Evening News November 7, 2012: "Decision Time: It Likely Will Be Late Before Election Results Come In" (Info on write-in candidate official results for Supervisor and Bedford School Board)

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Elections in Bedford Township:

 

 

1. Where do I vote? Click here to view a Bedford Township Precinct Map.

2. How do I obtain a sample ballot? Click here to view a public ballot for the November 6, 2012 General Election. (from the State of Michigan web site) You will need to know your Bedford Township Precinct number. If you do not know your precinct number just click here to view a Bedford Township Precinct Map. Please note that a sample ballot for the November 6, 2012 will not be available for Monroe County until October 2012.

Click here to view the current STATE OF MICHIGAN STATEWIDE BALLOT PROPOSAL STATUS for the NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION

 

3. How do I vote by absentee ballot? Click here to download an Absentee Ballot Application

4. How many registered voters are there in Bedford Township? According to the Bedford Township Clerk's Office as of September 4, 2012 there are 23,365 registered voters in Bedford Township.

5. How many Bedford Township residents voted in the 2008 General Election? According to the Bedford Township Clerk's Office 17,087 Bedford Township residents voted in the 2008 General Election. Click here to view the November 4, 2008 Bedford Township Election Results.

6. Where can I obtain the election results for the Bedford Township August 7, 2012 Primary Election? Click here to view the August 7, 2012 Primary Election results for Bedford Township.

7. Where can I obtain the election results for the August 7, 2012 Primary Election for Monroe County? Click here to view the August 7, 2012 Primary Election results for Monroe County Michigan.

8. Where can I obtain election information for the State of Michigan? Click here to view the State of Michigan Election Information page.

9. How many write-in votes will Walt Wilburn need to win in the general election? If the same number of Bedford Township voters turn out this year, as did in 2008, it looks like it will take over 5,000 write-in votes. Click here to view the November 4, 2008 Bedford Township Election Results.

10. Where can Bedford Township residents obtain a copy of the candidates "Committee to Elect Campaign Finance Statements"? You can obtain a copy of the finance statements from the candidate themselves or request a copy from the Monroe County Clerk's office ( Laura Keehn, Election Clerk 734-240-7025) The cost is $1.00 per page. These statement include an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012. A candidate can apply for a waiver if they did not receive donations or incur expenditures over $1,000. (view Michigan Campaign Committee Manual for more info.) We have sent a request by e-mail to all candidates who ran for Bedford Township office in the August 7th Primary Election for a copy of their Campaign Finance Statement. As we receive statements we will post them to the Bedford Township Candidate Web Pages and Campaign Finance Statements page. As of this date (September 13th) we have received and posted copies for all the candidates who filed a statement or who applied for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement.

11. Are there any other web sites, Facebook pages, blogs or forums that I can get information concerning the candidates who are running for office in Bedford Township? You can also get information from the following:

Bedford Watch is a non-profit citizens group interested in preserving and protecting Bedford Township (established December 2001)

Bedford Now Chatter is a forum sponsored by the Monroe Evening News that gives residents an opportunity to express their opinions and discuss a variety of topics concerning Bedford Township.

Bedford Township Michigan is a Facebook Page. This is NOT the township's government page. It's a community page for residents of Bedford Township and is intended as a way for each of us to get to know our neighbors & community better.

Bedford Yes - Advocates for Bedford Township Michigan is a Facebook Page. Our mission statement: “To promote Bedford Township Michigan as a great community to live, play, work, learn, shop and own a business. This fan page, along with our web site: www.bedfordyes.com will be used as a clearinghouse for information on a variety of topics that affect Bedford Township residents.”

12. Where are the headquarters for the Republican and Democratic Party located in Toledo and Monroe County?

Lucas County Republican Party
10 S. Superior
Toledo, OH 43604
419-482-0506
E-Mail: admin@lucascountygop.org
Web Site: http://lucascountygop.org/#

Monroe County Republican Party
2074 S Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 457-1994
E-Mail: monroecountyrepublicans@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.monroecountyrepublicans.com

 

The Lucas County Democratic Party
1817 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 246-9301
Email: lucasdems@buckeye-express.com
Web Site: http://www.lucasdems.com/index.php

Monroe County Democratic Party
106 W. Front Street
Suite 101
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 243-4485
E-Mail: info@monroe-dems.com
Web Site: http://monroe-dems.com/

 

13. If I want to write a letter-to-the-editor in support of a candidate how do I go about submitting my letter to the newspapers? Click here for the information concerning submitting a letter-to-the-editor to the Bedford Now, Monroe Evening News and the Toledo Blade.

14. At the last Bedford Township Board meeting (October 16, 2012) it was stated by a couple of the current board members that the new township board that takes over on November 20th could change any decisions that the current board has made. If the new board wanted to change the DDA from Lambertville to Temperance is that possible? Answer from Trudy Hershberger, Bedford Township Clerk: I looked in the Bedford Township minutes of Sept. 21, 2010 and the DDA was approved to stay in place (per ordinance approval 81A-1) for the next 25 years. Yes, the new board could possibly change the DDA, but it would take some work. First, all outstanding bonds and or expenses would have to be paid in full. Second, the board would have to rescind Ordinance 81A-1 and create new ordinance for a DDA in Temperance. (Click here to view the video of the Bedford Township Board Meeting of October 16, 2012)

15. If some votes a straight Republican ticket can they write in a name such as “Wilburn” on their ballot? If someone votes a straight Democratic ticket can they write in a name such as “Wilburn” on their ballot? Answer from Trudy Hershberger, Bedford Township Clerk: Yes, if someone votes a straight ticket they can also vote for someone in a different party or a write-in.

16. Where can I get information such as the "pros" and "cons" concerning the 6 Michigan ballot proposals that are on the General Election Ballot? Click here to view the pros and cons furnished by the League of Women Voters of Michigan Education Fund.

17. If you voted by Absentee Ballot and mailed it in to the Bedford Township Clerk or put it in the drive-in drop box, is there any way to make sure that the Bedford Township Clerk has received your ballot? Yes ! Once a local clerk receives a voter's application for an absentee ballot, the voter's ballot information is continually updated by the clerk's office as it's sent and received. Absentee ballots are counted on Election Day after polls close. An innovative online feature from the SOS allows voters to check the status of their ballot. Click here to check on the status of your absentee ballot. Voters who can't find up-to-date information about their ballot or who don't have access to the Internet should call their city or township clerk's office.

18. What time are the polls open and when do they close in Michigan? The polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

19. Are there any special general rules surrounding voter conduct at the polls? Yes, click here to view the rules and regulations involving voter conduct provided by the State of Michigan.

20. What are the laws in the State of Michigan concerning write-in candidates? Click on the information below to read what the laws are in Michigan regarding write-in candidates.

Write-In Candidates - State of Michigan Laws: Declaration of Intent Requirement, Recording Write-In Votes, Canvassing and Certifying Write-In Votes

Michigan Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent Form

 

 

 

Public Ballot for the November 6, 2012 General Election (Bedford Township Voters)

 

 

 

To view a public ballot for the November 6, 2012 general election for Bedford Township you will need to know the following information: County (Monroe), Jurisdiction (Bedford) and Precinct Number (1-14). If you do not know your precinct number, just click here to view a map for Bedford Township precincts.

 

You can click on the graphic to the left to view a public ballot for the November 6, 2012 Election. (from the State of Michigan web site)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absentee Ballot Information:

 

 

Click on the graphic to the left to download an Absentee Ballot Application According to the Bedford Township Clerk's Office they will start mailing out absentee ballots the week of September 23rd.

If you have questions concerning absentee voting just click here to view "What You Need to Know About Absentee Voting" from the Michigan Secretary of State Office.

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Candidates General Election Information (November 6, 2012):

Newspaper Articles Concerning The Candidates:

Supervisor:

Greg Stewart:

Boomerang Magazine September 2012: "A Man With Passion for Family and Community- Greg Stewart" (This is a new magazine for Monroe County. Click here to see a
list of locations where you can pick up a copy of the magazine.)

Toledo Blade August 27, 2012: "Politics make appearance at Bedford Twp. board meeting"

Bedford Now August 20, 2012: "Another component to this heated race could be rumors that have swelled around Mr. Stewart and the Hatch Act of 1939. Mr. Stewart said he is not in violation."

Click here to watch video of Bedford Township Board Meeting of August 21, 2012 to hear comments by Greg Stewart during public commentary regarding the rumors that his election to Bedford Township Supervisor was in violation of the “Hatch Act”.

Greg Stewart has posted some information on his Committee to Election Greg Stewart Face Book page about the Hatch Act and his involvement. I've copied his statement below. He also provided a link so residents can read up an the Act for themselves.

FAQ #5

What is the Hatch Act, will it stop your campaign?

The Hatch Act says that anyone that administers federal funds cannot run for or hold public office. Anyone that derives their salary from federal funds cannot run for public office.

Before I ran for office, I planned my run for office. I made sure that I did not fall under any of the criteria of the Hatch act that would disqualify me from running.

1. My salary is 100% from the general fund, no federal dollars.

2. I administer $0 federal dollars; in fact the only federal dollars Luna Pier has received since I have been there are dollars for a construction project for the Waste Water Treatment Plant that was intentionally administered by the City Treasurer and Clerk. The Mayor, by city charter administers the road and police funds.

3. Even if the above was not enough, I am exempt because I was hired, and answer to the legislative body (the City Counsel)

I have reviewed this with a number of Attorneys and am confident that I am on solid ground.

Luna Pier is not in jeopardy of losing funding and I will be moving forward in my pursuit of the office of Township Supervisor.

There are two individuals that are spreading this rumor and I will be addressing them and their attempt at anonymous and baseless attacks in a future public forum.

For more information check out: http://www.osc.gov/hatchact.htm

 

Walt Wilburn:

Monroe Evening News September 15, 2012: Letter to Editor by Clark S. Alcock "Everyone has right to run as write-in"

Bedford Press September 15, 2012: "Wilburn announces write-in campaign. Conventional wisdom .... or not?"

Bedford Now September 15, 2012: Letter to Editor by Walt Wilburn "Campaign gives voters a choice"

Monroe Evening News September 12, 2012: Letter to the Editor by Robyne Bush "Wilburn has right to run as write-in candidate"

Toledo Blade September 10, 2012: " Ousted official starts write-in drive"

Monroe Evening News September 6, 2012: Letter to the Editor by Steve Lennex "Wilburn should accept defeat and end write-in campaign"

Toledo Blade September 3, 2012: "Wilburn moves write-in kickoff site"

Toledo Blade August 20, 2012: "Bedford supervisor to mount write-in drive. Wilburn acknowledges challenges ahead."

Bedford Now August 20, 2012: "Wilburn To Run Write-In Campaign In Bedford"

How to evaluate persons seeking office in Bedford Township:

 

"Why Should I Vote For You" ?

 

Click on the graphic to the left to view a copy of a tool used to help question and evaluate candidates for Bedford Township Office. This is a consolidation of several questions sent to the web master of this web site. If anyone else has additional questions, please send them to the web master.

 

 


On July 8, 2012 all the candidates running for Bedford Township Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and Trustee were invited via e-mail to complete the questionnaire. Listed below are responses from candidates that we have received as of this date. Just click on the names that are highlighted in blue to read their response:

Supervisor:

Walt Wilburn
Greg Stewart

Clerk:

Trudy Hershberger
Gail Hauser Hurley

Treasurer:

Paul Francis
Laura Collins (Please click here to read rebuttal by Paul Francis to comments made by Laura Collins in her response.)

Trustees:

Rick Steiner
Paul Pirrone
George Welling
Michael Sprott
Nancy Tienvieri
Mike Bassinger
Aaron Wiens
Jeff Zink
Larry O'Dell
Mark Ellsworth

 

 

Click on the graphic to the left to view a copy of suggestions and questions that have been sent to the web master concerning improving Bedford Township Government. If anyone else has additional suggestions or comments, please send them to the web master.

 

 

 

The Bedford Township Republican Club will sponsor a Candidate Forum on Thursday July 19, 2012 at the Bedford Junior High School Cafeteria from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Please contact Mary Kay Thayer if you have any questions.

Click here to read the story in the Bedford Now July 16, 2012 concerning the Candidate Forum.

 

 

Click here to read the story that appeared in the Toledo Blade July 20, 2012 concerning the Candidate Forum.

Click here to read the story that appeared in the Monroe Evening News July 20, 2012 concerning the Candidate Forum. (Supervisor-Clerk-Treasurer)

Click here to read the story that appeared in the Monroe Evening News July 20, 2012 concerting the Candidate Forum. (Trustees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the video begins at the 28 second mark;test pattern will be displayed until then.

Bedford Township Candidates Forum July 19, 2012 Supervisor-Clerk-Treasurer (Part 1 of 2 Videos).
(Please click here if you are having any problems viewing this video or would like to view on a larger screen located on the Vimeo Web Site)

 

 

 

 

Please note that the video begins at the 1 minute mark;test pattern will be displayed until then.

Bedford Township Candidates Forum July 19, 2012 Trustees (Part 2 of 2 Videos).
(Please click here if you are having any problems viewing this video or would like to view on a larger screen located on the Vimeo Web Site)

 

 

Information concerning persons seeking office:

Candidate web sites, Facebook Pages and Committee to Elect Financial Statements:

What are the priorities of the candidates who are running for office in Bedford Township?

Bedford Township residents should become educated on all of the candidates and what their priorities will be if they are elected. Listed below are links to web sites and Facebook Pages for candidates. This is a great way for the candidates to get their message out to the residents of Bedford Township. Please check them out and share them with your friends! If you know of other candidate pages or web sites, please e-mail the info to me and I will post them on this page. You can also get additional information on candidates by doing a "Google" or other search. Just type in their name followed by Temperance Michigan. For example type in "Greg Stewart Temperance Michigan" Click here to see what the results will look like. You can also get additional information concerning the candidates by going to the section "Newspaper Articles & Discussion Blogs" on this page.

We have also added "Committee to Elect Financial Statements". These statement include an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012. A candidate can apply for a waiver if they did not receive donations or incur expenditures over $1,000. (view Michigan Campaign Committee Manual for more info.) We have sent a request by e-mail to all candidates who ran for Bedford Township office in the August 7th Primary Election for a copy of their Campaign Finance Statement. As we receive statements we will post them to this section. As of this date (September 13th) we have received and posted copies for all the candidates who filed a statement or who applied for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement.

Supervisor:

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Stewart:

Stewart 4 Bedford (Web Site)

Committee to Elect Greg Stewart (Facebook Page)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for "Committee to Elect Greg Stewart". This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Greg Stewart in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view a copy of Greg Stewart's campaign literature.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the Pre and Post General Election Finance Statement for "Committee to Elect Greg Stewart"

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire "Why should I Vote for You?" by Greg Stewart

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Walt Wilburn :

Committee To Elect Walt Wilburn Bedford Township Supervisor (Facebook Page)

Vote Walt Wilburn (Web Site)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect Walt Wilburn Supervisor”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012.

Click here to view a post card mailed out by Walt Wilburn concerning his write-in campaign for the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

 

 

Clerk:

 

 




 

 

 

Trudy Hershberger:

Committee-to-elect-Trudy-Hershberger-Clerk (Facebook Page)

Hershberger 4 Clerk (Web Site)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect Trudy Hershberger Clerk ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Trudy Hershberger in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view her campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

 

 


Gail Hurley:

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Gail Hauser-Hurley for Clerk ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Gail Hauser Hurley



Treasurer:

 


 

 

 

 

Paul Francis:

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for“Committee to Elect Paul Francis ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Paul Francis in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Paul Francis

 

 

Laura Collins:

Committee-to-Elect-Laura-Collins-Treasurer (Facebook Page)

Vote Laura Treasurer (Web Site)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee To Elect Laura Collins Treasurer”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Laura Collins

 

Trustee:

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Tienvieri:

Committee-to-Elect-Nancy-Tienvieri-Bedford-Township-Trustee (Facebook Page)


Nancy Tienvieri notified us that she filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement for the Primary Election since she did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Nancy Tienvieri in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view a copy of the campaign literature for Nancy Tienvieri

Click here to view her campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Nancy Tienvieri

Nancy Tienvieri notified us that she filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement for the General Election since she did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Pirrone:

Paul Pirrone For Bedford Township Trustee (Facebook Page)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Pirrone for Bedford Township Trustee”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 27, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Paul Pirrone in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Paul Pirrone

Click here to view his pre and post Campaign Finance Statement for the General Election

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Rick Steiner:

Committee To Elect Rick Steiner Bedford Township Trustee (Facebook Page)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect Rick Steiner Trustee ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of August 7, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Rick Steiner in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view a copy of campaign literature for Rick Steiner

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Rick Steiner

Click here to view his pre and post Campaign Finance Statement for the General Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Zink:

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect Jeffery Zink”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.

Click here to view a copy of the post card mailed out by the Bedford Republican Club endorsing Jeff Zink in the November 6th General Election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

Click here to view the answers to questionnaire"Why should I Vote for You?" by Jeff Zink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry O'Dell:
Larry O'Dell has filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement since he did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures in the primary election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Ellsworth:
Mark Ellsworth has filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement since he did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures in the primary election.

Click here to view his campaign statement that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 20, 2012.

 


Mike Sprott:
Mike Sprott has filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement since he did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures in the primary election.

 

George Welling:

George Welling Bedford Township Trustee (Facebook Page)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect George Welling ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.

 

Mike Bassinger:

Committee-to-Elect-Mike-Bassinger-Township-Trustee (Facebook Page)

Click here to view a copy of the Campaign Finance Statement for “Committee to Elect Mike Bassinger Township Trustee ”. This statement includes an itemized list of donors and expenditures as of July 22, 2012.


Aaron Wiens:

Aaron Wiens For Bedford Township Trustee (Facebook Page)
Aaron Wiens notified us that he filed for a waiver of the Committee Finance Statement since he did not exceed the $1,000 limit on donations and expenditures.

 

Candidates for Bedford Public Schools Board of Education:

Click here to read the newspaper article that appeared in the Monroe Evening News on October 31, 2012: "Four write-in candidates seeking two Bedford Board Seats"

Click here to read the story that appeared in the Toledo Blade October 15, 2012: "3 write-ins vying for 2 seats on Bedford board"

 

Denise Ellsworth:

 

Click here to read Dee's profile information that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Koch:

 

Click here to read Ron's profile information that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa McCaig:

 

 

Click here to read Lisa's profile information that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Weyher:

 

Click here to read Troy's profile information that appeared in the Monroe Evening News October 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Concerning Persons running for Monroe County Positions in the General Election:

Candidate web sites and Facebook Pages:

Sheriff:

Malone For Sheriff (Web Site)

Drain Commissioner:

David P. Thompson for Monroe County Drain Commissioner

 

 

Judge of Circuit Court:

 

Judge of Probate Court:

 

Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees:

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James DeVries:

Click here to read the newspaper feature article concerning Jim Devries.

Click here to view the web site for Jim Devries

 

 

 

Monroe County Ballot Issues:

 

Monroe County Road Commission Ballot Issue:

Monroe Evening News August 27, 2012: "No Road Agency Vote; Manager Forced Out"

Monroe Evening News August 21, 2012: "Road Agency Fate To Be On Ballot"

 

 

 

A somber Mr. Wilburn congratulated Mr. Stewart at Bedford Township Hall earlier in the night.
Just minutes before, he offered a concession speech to his supporters who were gathered nearby.

“I think that Greg and I both care about this township,” he said. “I’ll work with him to make a smooth transition.”

Mr. Wilburn, a Republican, said he believed that the people of Bedford wanted different leadership.

“I think people showed that they want a change,” he said. “I’ve had a wonderful tenure here as supervisor.”

 

 

Newspaper Articles & Discussion Blogs Concerning Candidates and Ballot Issues:

Bedford Now November 3, 2012: Letter to Editor by John Mohr "O'Dell's experience worthy of voters' confidence"

Bedford Now November 3, 2012: Letter to Editor by Ramona Bell: "83-year-old backs Walt Wilburn for supervisor"

Monroe Evening News October 26, 2012: Letter to Editor by Michelle Bork "Greg Stewart has drive to change Bedford Township"

Monroe Evening News October 26, 2012: Letter to Editor by Gene Stock "Leadership Will Move Bedford Forward"

Toledo Blade October 22, 2012: "Bedford Township Supervisor’s race has unusual twist"

Toledo Blade July 25, 2012: Yard signs targeted by thieves Bedford Township placards dumped on other properties.

Monroe Evening News July 20, 2012: Candidate Forum. (Trustees)

Monroe Evening News July 20, 2012: Candidate Forum. (Supervisor-Clerk-Treasurer)

Toledo Blade July 20, 2012: Bedford Township Candidate Forum.

Bedford Now July 20, 2012: Trudy Hershberger: ‘I understand the things that residents have to go through’

Bedford Now July 20, 2012: Gail Hauser-Hurley: ‘Come up with creative ways to solve our problems’

Bedford Now July 16, 2012: Candidate forum scheduled for Thursday

Bedford Now July 16, 2012: Paul Francis: “I have the … credentials”

Bedford Now July 16, 2012: Laura Collins: “I can bring my expertise

Bedford Now July 16, 2012: " Lifelong Bedford resident, Aaron Wiens wants to be trustee"

Bedford Now July 2, 2012: "Tienvieri seeks Government Transparency in Trustee race"

Bedford Now June 27, 2012: "Businessman Bassinger seeking Trustee spot"

Bedford Now June 21, 2012: "Jeff Zink, Retired president of excavating company wants to represent Bedford as trustee"

Bedford Now June 12, 2012: "Ellsworth seeking trustee spot"

Bedford Now Chatter Forum June 11, 2012: "Birthday Greetings For Candidates"

Toledo Blade June 11, 2012: "Planning member to run for Bedford trustee"

Toledo Blade June 11, 2012: "Supporter puts holiday spin on political signs"

Toledo Blade May 28, 2012: "Steiner announces trustee candidacy"

Toledo Blade May 16, 2012: "Township Supervisor Faces Challenger"

Bedford Now May 15, 2012: "Bedford Township Candidates"

Bedford Now May 10, 2012: "Stewart seeking to be next supervisor"

Toledo Blade May 4, 2012: " Luna Pier official to run for Bedford supervisor"

Toledo Blade May 1, 2012: "Bedford trustee to run for twp. treasurer"

Toledo Blade March 7, 2012: "Business group leader Collins seeks treasurer role"

Chatter Forum-Bedford Now February 24, 2012: "Hershberger wants to be clerk discussion"

Bedford Now February 23, 2012: "Hershberger wants to be clerk"

Bedford Now February 23, 2012: "Hurley seeking clerk post"

Toledo Blade February 22, 2012: "Challenger enters race for probate court judge. Brescol practices in Old Schoolhouse Commons"

Bedford Now February 21, 2012: "Laura Collins seeking treasurer spot"

Bedford Now Forum February 18, 2012: "Wilburn announced re-election campaign - propaganda article if you ask me."

Toledo Blade February 15, 2012: "Former Bedford deputy steps up to fill clerk's vacancy, Hershberger must prepare for 4 elections."

Bedford Now February 12, 2012: "Wilburn seeking re-election to supervisor role"

 

 

Past Election Info:

 

August 7, 2012 Primary Election Results:

 

 

A somber Mr. Wilburn congratulated Mr. Stewart at Bedford Township Hall earlier in the night.
Just minutes before, he offered a concession speech to his supporters who were gathered nearby.

“I think that Greg and I both care about this township,” he said. “I’ll work with him to make a smooth transition.”

Mr. Wilburn, a Republican, said he believed that the people of Bedford wanted different leadership.

“I think people showed that they want a change,” he said. “I’ve had a wonderful tenure here as supervisor.”


Newspaper Articles:

Bedford Now August 8, 2012: "Stewart Tops Wilburn For Supervisor"

Monroe Evening News August 8, 2012: "Primary Election Results"

Toledo Blade August 8, 2012: "Luna Pier administrator ousts Bedford supervisor"

 

Public Ballot for the August 7, 2012 Primary Election (Bedford Township Voters)

 

 

 

To view a public ballot for the August 7, 2012 primary election for Bedford Township you will need to know the following information: County (Monroe), Jurisdiction (Bedford) and Precinct Number (1-14). If you do not know your precinct number, just click here to view a map for Bedford Township precincts.

 

You can click on the graphic to the left to view a public ballot for the August 7 th Primary Election. (from the State of Michigan web site)

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Ballot Issues:

Chatter Forum-Bedford Now March 6, 2012: Fire Department Tax

Bedford Now March 6, 2012: "Fire tax will be on August ballot"

Bedford Now February 21, 2012: "Voters to consider police tax renewal"

 

Information Concerning Persons running for Monroe County Positions:

Candidate web sites and Facebook Pages:

Sheriff:

Redmond For Sheriff (Web Site)

Malone For Sheriff (Web Site)

Charles G Harrington Jr. for Monroe County Sheriff (Web Site)

 

Drain Commissioner:

David P. Thompson for Monroe County Drain Commissioner

 

 

Judge of Circuit Court:

 

Judge of Probate Court:

Committee to Elect Anthony R. Brescol

http://www.brescol.com (Web Site)

 

 

Information concerning the levy for roads (November 8, 2011):

 

Click on the graphic at the left to read MEN (November 9, 2011) article concerning the voting results.

 

 

Click here to complete a survey form concerning the 1mil proposal for road repair that will be forwarded to the township before the November election. 

Click here to view the current results of the survey.

 

Please Note: The above survey concerning the road millage issue was posted by a person named "machinehead 2002" on the Bedford Now Forum. You may want to take a few minutes to complete the survey. The results of the survey will be forwarded to the Bedford Township Trustees before the November vote. Please share this info with other residents in Bedford Township.

Click here to view the discussion that is taking place on the Bedford Now Forum concerning the road millage.

 

Machinehead2002 also spent a little time putting together a Township map representing the main road conditions. Click here to view the map.

 

Please note: Click here if you would like to view the discussion on the Bedford Now forum concerning this map.


 

 

 

 

 

Click on the graphic to read the editorial in Monroe Evening News August 22, 2011 concerning the road tax.

 

 

 

 

Bedford Now November 5, 2011: Letter to editor by Nancy Tienvieri "Money should go to improvements to roads, not maintenance"

Bedford Now October 22, 2011: Letter to editor by Rennie Latford "Road millage proposal is too expensive"

Monroe Evening News October 20, 2011: Letter to editor by Darlene Stammer "Bedford road millage worth it to keep drivers safe"

Bedford Now October 15, 2011: Letter to editor by Aggie Langschied "Taxes aren't being directed to our needs"

Bedford Now September 24, 2011: "Answers to Road Questions"

Monroe Evening News August 20, 2011:  "First town hall draws questions on tax plan"

Click here to watch video of Town Hall Meeting on Roads: August 19th (last 30 minutes of meeting).

If you missed the live broadcast of the first Town Hall Meeting concerning the road millage (August 19 th) it will re-broadcast on the Bedford Township Cable station (channel 7 or 11) on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 24 th at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 25 th at 7:00 p.m.

Bedford Now August 13, 2011: "Residents will decide with a vote whether to institute a tax to pay for repairs"

Click here to read comments concerning the road millage as being discussed on Bedford Now Forum.

 

Monroe Evening News May 8, 2010: "Warnke would let conscience be his guide"

Toledo Blade April 28, 2010: "Plan to seek levy for roads shelved"

Bedford Now April 24, 2010: "Letter to Editor by Frank Knoll "Questions about road tax proposal"

Bedford Now April 17, 2010: "A plan to pay for roads?"

Toledo Blade April 14, 2010: "Skeptics speak at first session on Bedford Township repair plan"

Toledo Blade March 31, 2010: "Bedford Township sets 5 forums to discuss road plans"

Bedford Now March 27, 2010: "Township seeks input on whether to levy for roads"

     Click here to watch presentation by Ralph Lange concerning the proposed road millage (at the March 16th Township Board Meeting)

 

 

 

 

Click anywhere on the graphic to the left to view a printable copy of the sample ballot for the November 2, 2010 General Election. Please note that the District 8 candidates do not appear on this ballot as this sample ballot is for those who will be voting in District 9.  For information on the candidates running in District 8 ( Jason Sheppard - Republican & Connie Velliquette - Democrat) please click on the link for the newspaper article listed below "Monroe County Board of Commissioners".

 

 

Where do you vote in Bedford Township? Click here to view the Bedford Township Precinct Map   and precinct voting locations. 


 

Current Newspaper Articles:

Monroe Evening News October 20, 2010: "Monroe County Board of Commissioners" (Bedford Township local candidates)

Bedford Now August 28, 2010: "Cemetery groundbreaking expected this year"

Bedford Now August 28, 2010: "Panel Retreats from Park Levy"

Toledo Blade August 25, 2010: "Bedford Township has plan for new cemetery"

Toledo Blade August 25, 2010: "Bedford Township won't request November parks levy"

Monroe Evening News August 19, 2010: Letter to Editor by Sylvia Lennex "Find cash for Bedford parks elsewhere"

Toledo Blade August 11, 2010: "Bedford Township parks may get new millage try" "Board to discuss November vote".

 

Election Results:  Click here to read a copy of the August 3, 2010 election results (by voter precinct) for Bedford Township.

 

 

  Click here to view a copy of the sample ballot for the August 3, 2010 Primary Election

 

 

Information concerning the proposed levy for park maintenance & operation:


    

Click here to watch presentation by John Mohr (Park Board Chairman) concerning the proposed Park millage
(at the March 16th Township Board Meeting)

 

Click here to read the financial statement for the Park Board Fund as of January 31, 2010.  This financial statement, which contains 3 pages, will list the revenues and expenditures that have been budgeted for the 2009-2010 Bedford Township fiscal year which ends on June 30, 2010. The statement will also list the current balance in the Park Fund.

 

Click on graphic at the left to read the Bedford Township 5-Year Recreation Plan concerning our parks.

 

 

Click on graphic at he left to read the Park Board Fund Proposed Budget for 2010-2011.

 

 

Bedford Township Park Commission

Membership: The Park Commission is a duly elected board with four (4) years for each member.

Meetings: Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Current Members:

Pearl Albert-Green: 734- 847- 4070  pearlie@buckeye-express.com
John Mohr: 734 - 856 - 1767     mohrjassoc@buckeye-access.com
Joe Blaze
Paul Pirrone

Rick Garrett
Bob Schockman


Current newspaper articles concerning the proposed levy for park maintenance & operation:

 

Bedford Now July 24, 2010: Letter to Editor by Jon Whitman "Township needs to cut staff, not create taxes"

Bedford Now June 26, 2010: Letter to Editor by John Strand "Help offered to clarify muddled park millage"

Bedford Now June 5, 2010: Letter to Editor by Frank Knoll "Parks millage plan raises questions"

Bedford Now May 8, 2010: "Letter to Editor by Frank Knoll "Outline budget before asking for park millage"

Bedford Now March 27, 2010: "Park millage faces another vote"

Toledo Blade March 24, 2010: "New tax on Bedford Township ballot to fix, maintain playgrounds"

 

 


Information concerning the proposed levy for roads:

 

 

Monroe Evening News May 8, 2010: "Warnke would let conscience be his guide"

Toledo Blade April 28, 2010: "Plan to seek levy for roads shelved"

Bedford Now April 24, 2010: "Letter to Editor by Frank Knoll "Questions about road tax proposal"

Bedford Now April 17, 2010: "A plan to pay for roads?"

Toledo Blade April 14, 2010: "Skeptics speak at first session on Bedford Township repair plan"

Toledo Blade March 31, 2010: "Bedford Township sets 5 forums to discuss road plans"

Bedford Now March 27, 2010: "Township seeks input on whether to levy for roads"

     Click here to watch presentation by Ralph Lange concerning the proposed road millage (at the March 16th Township Board Meeting)

 

 

 

 

 

Election Results for May 2009:

Whitman Re-Zoning:

Yes: 2,920
No: 3,209

Bedford Public Schools Sinking Fund:

Yes: 3,751
No: 2,427

Click here to read Bedford Now article (May 9, 2009) on election results.

 

Township Proposal:  Whitman Re-Zoning

 

PROPOSITION: To Approve or Reject the Whitman Rezoning.

BALLOT:

"Shall the 5 rezoning's of the 5 parcel portions of the Whitman property located more or less on the Northwest corner of Sterns Road and Lewis Avenue, on parcel #58-02-027-059-40, approved by the township board of trustees on or about December 2, 2008, changing parcel portion #1 containing approximately 4.16 acres from R2A to PBO; changing parcel portion #2 containing approximately 4.40 acres from R2A to RM2; changing parcel portion #3 containing approximately 4.40 acres from R2A to RME; changing parcel portion #4 containing approximately 3.59 acres from C2 TO C3; changing parcel portion #5 containing approximately 3.27 acres from C2 TO C3 be approved or rejected. 

A YES vote means the new zoning classification for the 5 parcel portions of the Whitman property approved on December 2, 2008 will be in effect.

A NO vote means the 5 parcel portions of the Whitman property will return to their original zoning classifications in effect prior to the rezoning.

 

Click here to watch part 1 of 2 videos of the Bedford Township Board meeting on December 2, 2008 where the board acted on the re-zoning of the 6 parcels on the Whitman property.

Click here to watch part 2 of 2 videos of the Bedford Township Board meeting on December 2, 2008 where the board acted on the re-zoning of the 6 parcels on the Whitman property.

 

Bedford Public Schools Proposal:  Sinking Fund

 

SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSITION

 

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in the Bedford Public School District, Monroe County, Michigan be increased by 0.50 mills ($0.50 of each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of five (5) years, 2009 to and including 2013, for sinking fund purposes to be used for replacement of the High School Boiler and the Smith Road Elementary Boiler, repair of identified building deficiencies (including, but not limited to roofs) throughout the District, asbestos abatement and asbestos flooring replacement throughout the District; if unspent funds from the Sinking Fund Levy are available after the completion of the above-stated projects, they shall be used by the District for such school district safety and security improvements as may be authorized by law? It is estimated that the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the 2009 calendar year shall be approximately $527,000.00 from the local taxes authorized in this proposal.

(Under state law, sinking fund proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance costs or other School District operating expenses.)

 

Click here to read Toledo Blade Article April, 22, 2009