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November 2021 HV-DSA Voter Guide


Table of Contents

Introduction

Candidate Quick Reference

County Breakouts

Washtenaw County

City of Chelsea - Mayor

City of Chelsea - City Council

City of Milan - Mayor

City of Milan - City Council

City of Saline - City Council

City of Milan - Library Board of Directors

Jackson County

City of Jackson -  Mayor

City of Jackson - City Council

City Council D1

City Council D3

City Council D5

Livingston County

City of Brighton - City Council

City of Howell - Mayor

City of Howell - City Council

City of Howell - Board of Review

Lenawee County

City of Adrian - Mayor

City of Adrian City Commissioner

City of Morenci - Mayor

City of Morenci - City Council

City of Hudson - City Council

City of Tecumseh - City Council


Introduction

This voter guide was created by the HV-DSA Electoral Committee to provide information for the 2021 November races in Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties. This guide is intended to be a single point of reference for information on candidates. Recommendations in this guide should not be considered endorsements unless otherwise noted.

Candidates were evaluated on their public positions and statements where available. The recommendations fall into three categories:

The tables are for quick reference. More information on each candidate follows in the county breakouts.

For more information, contact: hvdsa.electoral@gmail.com 


Candidate Quick Reference

City

Race

Open Seats

Candidate

Recommendation

Washtenaw

Chelsea

Mayor

1

Cheri Albertson

No Opinion/No Information

Chelsea

Mayor

1

Jane Pacheco

Recommended

Chelsea

City Council

3

Tony Iannelli

Recommended

Chelsea

City Council

3

Bill Ruddock

Recommended

Chelsea

City Council

3

David C. Kelser

Do not Recommend

Chelsea

City Council

3

Philip Sawicki

Do not Recommend

Chelsea

City Council

3

Steven Wright

No Opinion/No Information

Chelsea

City Council

3

Christine Mehuron

Recommended

Milan

Mayor

1

Edward Kolar

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

Mayor

1

Dougas A. Gilson

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

City Council

3

Matthew Belford

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

City Council

3

Christian Thompson

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

City Council

3

Joshua P Kofflin

Recommended

Milan

City Council

3

Shannon Dare Wayne

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

City Council

3

Sean Jenkins

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

City Council

3

Cliff Franklin

No Opinion/No Information

Saline

City Council

3

Jim Dell'Orco

Recommended

Saline

City Council

3

John J. Ceo, Jr.

Do not Recommend

Saline

City Council

3

Kevin J. Camero-Sulak

Recommended

Saline

City Council

3

Brian Cassise

No Opinion/No Information

Milan

Library Board

2

Darlene Helzerman

No Opinion/No Information

Jackson

City

Race

Open Seats

Candidate

Recommendation

Jackson

Mayor

1

Daniel J. Mahoney

Recommended

Jackson

Mayor

1

John Wilson

Do not Recommend

Jackson

City Council D1

1

Dena Morgan

Recommended

Jackson

City Council D1

1

Arlene Robinson

No Opinion/No Information

Jackson

City Council D3

1

Caleb Blondke

No Opinion/No Information

Jackson

City Council D3

1

Angelita Gunn

Recommended

Jackson

City Council D5

1

Karen Bunnell

No Opinion/No Information

Livingston

City

Race

Open Seats

Candidate

Recommendation

Brighton

City Council

4

Bill Albert

No Opinion/No Information

Brighton

City Council

4

Susan Bakhaus

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Jon T. Emaus

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Jordan Genso

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Paul W. Gipson

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Renee Pettengill

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Kristoffer Tobbe

Do not Recommend

Brighton

City Council

4

Jennifer Winningham

No Opinion/No Information

Howell

Mayor

1

Bob Ellis

Do not Recommend

Howell

Mayor

1

Bob Parker

Do not Recommend

Howell

City Council

3

Jeannette Ambrose

Do not Recommend

Howell

City Council

3

Lee Ann Blazejewski

Do not Recommend

Howell

City Council

3

Jan Lobur

Do not Recommend

Howell

City Council

3

Jacob Schlittler

Do not Recommend

Howell

City Council

3

Kevin Shopshire

No Opinion/No Information

Howell

City Council

3

Luke Wilson

Do not Recommend

Howell

Board of Review

2

Scott Patton

Do not Recommend

Howell

Board of Review

2

Tim Schnelle

Do not Recommend

Howell

Board of Review

2

David Teggerdine

Do not Recommend

Lenawee

City

Race

Open Seats

Candidate

Recommendation

Adrian

Mayor

1

Will Garcia

HVDSA Endorsed

Adrian

Mayor

1

Angela Sword Heath

Do not Recommend

Adrian

City Council

3

Kelly Castleberry

Recommended

Adrian

City Council

3

Gordon D. Gauss

Do not Recommend

Adrian

City Council

3

Douglas Miller

Recommended

Adrian

City Council

3

Tamaris Henagan

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

Mayor

1

Sean D. Seger

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Ronald Apger

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Chip Connin

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Sandra D. Emmons

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Kandice Jarrell

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Dave Lonis

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Full

3

Jennifer O'Brien

No Opinion/No Information

Morenci

City Council - Partial

1

Diane Molitierno

No Opinion/No Information

Hudson

City Council

3

Natalie S. Loop

No Opinion/No Information

Hudson

City Council

3

Lee Ann Avanell Minton

No Opinion/No Information

Hudson

City Council

3

Rick Moreno

No Opinion/No Information

Tecumseh

City Council

3

Gary E Naugle

No Opinion/No Information

Tecumseh

City Council

3

Vicki Riddle

No Opinion/No Information

Tecumseh

City Council

3

Austin See

No Opinion/No Information

Tecumseh

City Council

3

Bill Swift

Recommended


County Breakouts

Washtenaw County

City of Chelsea - Mayor

Cheri Albertson

Recommendation: No Opinion

Priorities
Office History
More Information

Jane Pacheco

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website
More Information

City of Chelsea - City Council

Tony Iannelli

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website
Endorsements
More Info

Bill Ruddock

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
More Info

David C. Kelser

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History

Philip Sawicki

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History

Steven Wright

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

Christine Mehuron

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History

City of Milan - Mayor

Edward Kolar

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

Douglas A. Gilson

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

City of Milan - City Council

Matthew Belford

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

Christian Thompson

Joshua P Kofflin

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Endorsements

Shannon Dare Wayne

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

Sean Jenkins

Cliff Franklin

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

City of Saline - City Council

Jim Dell’Orco

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website
Endorsements
More Info

John J. Ceo, Jr.

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More Info

Kevin J. Camero-Sulak

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website

Brian Cassisse

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
Website

City of Milan - Library Board of Directors

Darlene Helzerman

Recommendation: No opinion

Office History

Jackson County

City of Jackson -  Mayor

Daniel J. Mahoney

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities

Office History

Website

John Wilson

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website

City of Jackson - City Council

More Information

https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2021/10/meet-the-jackson-city-council-candidates-on-the-nov-2-election-ballot.html

City Council D1

Dena Morgan

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Arlene Robinson

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
Website

City Council D3

Caleb Blondke

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
Website
More information
Angelita Gunn

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website
More information

City Council D5

Karen Bunnell

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History

Livingston County

City of Brighton - City Council

Bill Albert

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
More information

Susan Bakhaus

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Jon T. Emaus

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Jordan Genso

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Paul W. Gipson

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Renee Pattengill

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Kristoffer Tobbe

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Jennifer Winningham

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
More information

City of Howell - Mayor

Bob Ellis

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

Bob Parker

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
More information

City of Howell - City Council

Lee Ann Blazejewski

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

Jan Lobur

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

Jacob Schlittler

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

Kevin Shropshire

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office history
More information

Luke Wilson

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

City of Howell - Board of Review

Scott Patton

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

Tim Schnelle

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities

Office history

More information

David Teggerdine

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office history
More information

Lenawee County

City of Adrian - Mayor

Will Garcia

Recommendation: HVDSA Endorsed

Priorities
Office History
Website
More information
Endorsements

Angela Sword Heath

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website

City of Adrian City - Commissioner

More Information: https://www.lenconnect.com/story/news/politics/elections/candidate-profiles/2021/10/18/four-running-three-seats-adrian-city-commission/8490683002/        

Kelly Castleberry

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website

Gordon D. Gauss

Recommendation: Do not recommend

Priorities
Office History
Website
More info

Douglas Miller

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities
Office History

Tamaris Henegan

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office History
Website
More info

City of Morenci - Mayor

Sean D. Seger

Recommendation: No opinion

Office History
Website

City of Morenci - City Council

Ronald Apger

Chip Connin

Sandra D. Emmons

Kandice Jarrel

Dave Lonis

Jennifer O’Brien

Diane Molitierno

City of Hudson - City Council

Natalie S. Loop

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office history

Lee Ann Avanell Minton

Recommendation: No opinion

Rick Moreno

Recommendation: No opinion

City of Tecumseh - City Council

Gary E Naugle

Recommendation: No opinion

Vicki Riddle

Recommendation: No opinion

Priorities
Office history

Austin See

Recommendation: No opinion

Bill Swift

Recommendation: Recommend

Priorities