West Bloomfield Candidate Forum on Wednesday

Township Board candidates in Aug. 7 primary to be quizzed at Main Library this week.

We've seen their names on road signs for weeks, but this Wednesday, candidates in the Aug. 7 primary election for will speak at a voters forum hosted by the county branch of the League of Women Voters.

A total of 22 candidates will be pushing for spots in Town Hall and other elected positions. Every incumbent on the township board again seeks a spot on the board, including all three full-time elected officials. Each position is a four-year term.

The forum begins at 5 p.m. at the . The schedule is as follows:

  • Supervisor: 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Clerk: 5:50-6:25 p.m. 
  • Treasurer: 6:35-7:10 p.m. 
  • Trustees: 7:20-8:50 p.m.

Those expected to participate:


  • Michele Economou Ureste (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Jonathan Warshay (Democrat)
  • Robert Egren (Democrat)


  • Cathy Shaughnessy (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Neha Patel (Democrat)


  • Teri Adelberg Weingarden (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Gene Farber (Democrat)


  • Larry Brown (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Steven Kaplan (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Howard Rosenberg (Democrat, incumbent)
  • Tom Pustelak (Republican)
  • Hartley Harris (Democrat)
  • Jeremy Kaplan (Democrat)
  • Gerald J. Sukenic (Democrat)
  • Diane Rosenfeld Swimmer (Democrat)
  • Al Zara (Democrat)

The coordinator of the forum is Judy Bateman.

For more information, visit the calendar or head to lwvoakland.org.

Nancy July 18, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I'd like to know their educational background and qualifications for this job. For the incumbents, what classes have they taken to improve job performance? For the others, what classes have they taken in advance of seeking a particular job?


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