Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Endorsements for Craig Covey - Oakland County Commission

Endorsements for Democratic Primary, August 7, 2012 (partial list as of 7/23/12)

Public Officials

• Herb Ivory, Principal of Ferndale High School, Retired
• Rudy Serra, former 36th District Court Judge
• Jack Lloyd, Mayor, Hazel Park
• Robert Porter, Former Ferndale Mayor
• Jan Parisi, Mayor Pro-Tem, Hazel Park
• Jeff Keeton, City Councilman, Hazel Park
• Andy Lecureaux, Hazel Park City Councilman
• Tom Selman, Former Hazel Park City Councilman
• Ruel Mcpherson, former longtime Hazel Park County Commissioner
• Pam McCullough, Former Ferndale Mayor
• Bob McGee, Former Ferndale Mayor
• Michael Lennon, Ferndale City Councilman
• Dan Martin, Ferndale City Councilman
• Helen Weber, former long-time Ferndale Councilwoman
• Jim O’Donnell, President, Ferndale Library Board
• Kevin Deegan-Krause, Library Board
• Dawn Warren, Principal, Ferndale Middle School
• Nan Kerr-Mueller, Ferndale School Board
• Kristy Stoll, Ferndale School Board Candidate
• Julia Music, Ferndale Community Foundation
• Greg Pawlica, President, Board of Directors, Ferndale Community Foundation
• Peggy Snow, Ferndale Beautification Commission
• Mozella McIntyre, Charter Township of Royal Oak
• Charles Pugh, President, Detroit City Council
• Buzz Thomas, former State Senator, 4th District, D-Detroit
• Jim Rasor, Royal Oak City Commissioner
• Louise Schilling, former Mayor, City of Troy
• Margene Scott, City Councilwoman, Madison Heights
• Robert Hellar, Ecorse City Councilman
• Jane Boudreau, candidate, Oakland County Sheriff
• Eric Coleman, former Oakland County Commissioner, D-Southfield
* Phil Poole, former Ferndale City Councilman

Community Leaders

• Kimberly Beebe, President, Oakland County NOW
• Chad Carr, Birmingham Compassion Club
• Trevor Johnson, Founder, Community Garden in Oak Park
• Dr. Dennis Paulson, Pastor of United Methodist Church, retired.
• Paul Gateman, Pastor Lutheran Church
• Evan Cissell, Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission


• Jack Aronson, CEO, Garden Fresh Salsa
• Chris and Tiffany Best, Owners, Rust Belt Market
• Sandy Levine, Owner, The Oakland
• Dean Bach, owner, Dino’s
• Brian Kramer, owner, Rosie O’Grady’s
• Dan Reedy, Danny’s
• Bob Lenaway, Lenny’s Copy Center
• Kevin Rogers, Just For Us
• Tom Pearlman, owner, Soho
• Bill Thomas, Pronto
• Chris & Krista Johnston, Emory, Woodward Ave. Brewers, Loving Touch
• Mark McConnell, owner, Boogie Fever
• Michael Hennes, owner, Howe’s Bayou


• Robert Babut, Hazel Park
• Dean & Denise Bach
• Peggy Bailey-Barwin
• Kim Beebe
• Laura Bellamy, Ferndale
• Dr. Paul Benson, Berkley
• Sandy Berris
• Ed Burns
• James Campbell, Huntington Woods
• Dave Cantrall
• Mike and Ahmed Ftuni
• Carrie Copeland, Ferndale
• Peter Cooper, Oak Park
• Jeannie Davis, President, Ferndale Seniors
• Sean Drate, Ferndale
• Richard Feldman, Huntington Woods
• Ricky Feliciano
• Dr. Michael Flores
• Harry Fresch, Hazel Park
• Dave Garcia, Ferndale
• Sicilia Grego
• Francine Hachem, Ferndale
• Colleen Hamlin, Hazel Park
• Ann Heler, Ferndale
• Beth Hussey, Ferndale
• Chris Hickner
• Melinda Hicks
• Ed Hicok
• Joanna Hill, Hazel Park
• Dennis & Marti Hoeppner
• Melissa Hohauser-Thatcher
• Howard Israel
• Joyce Ivory
• Ed Jeffrey
• Angie Kaiser, Royal Oak
• Sean Kosovsky
• Ferndale
• Kevin Krause
• Sherry Kruzman-Martin
• Phillip LaForme, Hazel Park
• Kat LaTosch, Ferndale
• Mary Lenaway
• Lori Lennon
• Nancy Lennon
• Delsean Littlejohn
• Dr. & Mrs. William T Lynch
• Reynaldo Magdaleno, Ferndale


• Michigan Equality Pride PAC
• Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
• United Auto Workers Region 1
• Victory Fund
• Michigan Medical Marijuana Association
• Birmingham Compassion Club
• Ferndale Blues Society

More Residents

• Dominick Mastriani, Hazel Park
• Gordon Matsun, Oak Park
• Rob Potter
• JoAnn McGlone
• Eric McPherson, Hazel Park
• Ken Miller
• Larry & Monica Mills
• Virginia Saxton, Ferndale
• Janna Moll-Jantz
• Jeff Montgomery, Detroit
• Rick Mullen, Ferndale
• Bobby Murray, Ferndale
• Mary O'Brien
• Shelley O’Brien, Hazel Park
• Frank O’Donnell
• Phil O’Jibway
• Marty O´Neill
• Richard Parisi, Hazel Park
• Jihann Jones, Detroit
• David Ponsart, Hazel Park
• Peggy Poole, Ferndale
• Angie Potter, Ferndale
• Rob Potter
• Michelle and Robert Prud'homme, Ferndale
• Chris Ramozotti, Hazel Park
• Ron Reed, Hazel Park
• Jenna Lennon, Ferndale
• Rich Robbins, Hazel Park
• Dan Manville, Ferndale
• Suzanne Rowe, Ferndale
• Joy Schumacher, Huntington Woods
• Noah Schusterbauer
• your name here ?
• Gary & Lorri Taube, Oak Park
• Jimmy & Jane Thompson, Ferndale
• Al Vezza, Huntington Woods
• Carey Watkins
• Dick & Joann Willcock
• Dawn Wolfe
• Dan Manville, Ferndale
• Amy Roemer, Ferndale
• Jenna Lennon
• Peter Gahan, Huntington Woods
• Anthony Bronner
• Chris Kole
• Ann Hubbarth, Royal Oak
• Eric McPherson, Hazel Park
• Adam Scanlon
• Joe Oram, Southfield
• Sherri Martin, Ferndale
• Douglas Whaley, Professor of Law, OSU, retired
* Tony Phoenix

Friends of Craig Covey
445 W Woodruff Ave. Hazel Park, MI 48030 www.coveyforoakland.com Craig@CoveyforOakland.com

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Open Letter to the Voters of Oakland County

I am running for re-election as the Democratic Oakland County Commissioner for the new 18th district, which now includes Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Charter Township of Royal Oak, and Ferndale. Having served the people of Ferndale and the surrounding region for the past 13 years as a councilman, mayor, and county commissioner, I would like to ask you to vote in the Democratic primary coming up on Tuesday August 7, and to consider a vote for me in that election.

Republicans in control of the state, the county, and the courts forced redistricting on us this year. That greatly affects our own cities including Huntington Woods and Ferndale. As the fundraising co-chair of the Democratic caucus, I fought against this power grab all last winter and into the spring. I want to continue to fight that kind of partisan, un-democratic maneuvering.

You may know of my long history of service to Oakland County and the region. For more than 20 years, I’ve been a tireless promoter of the Woodward corridor, fighting for better public transit, green policies, and a focus on sustainability. On the county commission, I succeeded in critical first steps by getting our Road Commission to include bike lanes, walkability, handicap accessibility, and public transit accommodations for all new road-building and repair.

I was instrumental in creating Ferndale’s resurgence in the 1990’s. We turned a city with an empty downtown into a gleaming, thriving, and vibrant place. I founded and manage many annual charitable events, such as an annual winter music festival, pub crawls in four cities, and the annual GLBT pride festivals, raising a quarter million dollars for charities such as Youth Assistance, local community foundations, our volunteer Police Auxiliary, and the Green Cruise.

My insistence on inclusion is legendary, and I led the effort to show the entire region a new way to promote families, jobs, and sustainability. By embracing diversity and giving everyone a seat at the table, we are attracting and keeping young people from fleeing our region and we now see new economic vitality returning to Michigan.

I admit I’m not a typical politician; I’m liberal on social issues but conservative when it comes to budgets, taxes, and protecting our neighborhoods from crime. Check out my successes and advocacy for the issues that are important to you, and my endorsements, and please vote on August 7th in the Democratic primary.

Craig Covey, Oakland County Commissioner