Elections 2012

Know Before You Vote!

November 2nd, 2012

This is your one-stop shop for all the background, interviews and analysis you’ll need to make informed decisions in the voting booth. From proposals to candidates, get all the information you need before Tuesday’s election.

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There are six statewide proposals along with several local initiatives on the ballot in Metro Detroit.

Proposal 1 - Emergency Manager Law

Proposal 2 - Collective Bargaining for Public Employee Unions

Proposal 3 - Renewable Energy

Proposal 4 - In-Home Health Care

Proposal 5 - Super Majority Needed for Tax Proposals

Proposal 6 - Detroit/Windsor Bridge

City of Detroit Proposals

Proposal E - Standard Number of Signatures for Candidacy

Proposal M - Decriminalizing Marijuana

You can find more stories, interviews and analysis of the proposals here: http://www.wdet.org/categories/tags/elections-2012/ http://www.wdet.org/categories/tags/michigan-politics/

U.S. Senate Race

Debbie Stabenow is running for her second six-year term as U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan. The Democratic incumbent is facing a challenge former West Michigan Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra.

Debbie Stabenow’s interview

Pete Hoekstra’s interview

Congressional Races

Metro Detroit will be covered by Michigan Congressional Districts 7 through 14 beginning in January. Do you know your Representative? Do you know their challenger(s)?

District 7
Tim Walberg
Kurt Haskell

District 8
Mike Rogers
Lance Enderle
Preston Brooks

District 9
Sander Levin
Don Volaric
Jim Fulner

District 10
Candice Miller
Chuck Stadler

District 11
Kerry Bentivolio
Syed Taj
David Curson

District 12
John Dingell
Cynthia Kallgren

District 13
John Conyers
Harry Sawicki

District 14
Gary Peters
John Hauler

You can get more stories on the congressional races here: http://www.wdet.org/categories/tags/elections-2012/congressional-elections-2012/