Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The face-off between current 9th District Congressman Gary Peters and Republican challenger John Hauler was the liveliest during the three-hour event.
This is one in a series of articles on a three-hour candidate forum held Tuesday at Farmington Hills city hall. The event was hosted by the Council of Homeowners Associations, the League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA) and the City of Farmington Hills Committee to Increase Voter Participation. The most lively discussion of Tuesday night's candidate forum at Farmington Hills city hall involved candidates for the newly drawn 14th Congressional District. Republican John Hauler of Grosse Pointe Woods and current 9th District Congressman Gary Peters, a Democrat from Bloomfield Township, were in opposite corners on most issues raised by panelists. Here are their responses to a few of the topics raised: Peters said the AHCA will slow the …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The 14th Congressional District Republican candidate says some of the loan guarantees in his Democratic opponent's legislation is sending jobs overseas.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Gary Peters claims that he saved the auto industry in Michigan, however the real story has a very different ending. The truth is that Gary Peters is proud of making loan guarantees through the bill he authored titled the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act. Where did some of that loan money go? To create manufacturing jobs. Overseas. In Finland. According to ABC News, “… an electric car company [Fisker Automotive] that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.” And, apparently, that’s not enough for Gary Peters. He wants to double down on a program that creates jobs for Europeans, not Americans. …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Rabbi Jason Miller says Peters is 'genuine and speaks his mind.'
Saturday, August 4, 2012
To the editor: Each time I hear my congressman Rep. Gary Peters speak I like him more. Gary isn't your typical politician, which means that he's actually genuine and speaks his mind. He is knowledgeable on the issues that are important to me and has surrounded himself with a capable, talented staff. I've had the pleasure of discussing many serious topics with him and he has impressed me with his thoughtfulness and candor without fail. I don't take the term "representative" lightly. I sincerely feel that I am being represented well in Washington because Gary Peters is in office. I fully endorse his candidacy and hope that he will continue to serve my district to the best of his ability. On August 7, I will cast my ballot for Rep. Gary …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Enjoy a rock 'n' roll retrospective in Heritage Park tonight during a free concert with Lookin' Back.
The temperature will climb into the upper 90s today, and there's a hot concert on tap in Heritage Park this evening. Here's what else you should know: Crank up the air or the big fans – the mercury is expected to climb to around 97 today. Tonight's low should fall around 71, according to the National Weather Service. And remember – it's an Air Action Alert day. Learn how to keep your barbecue healthy today at 6 p.m. with a grilling demonstration at Busch’s Fresh Food market. Cost is $10 and includes recipes, samples, cooking tips and a $10 Busch’s coupon. Pick up tickets at Busch’s Guest Services counter or call 248-427-7400. Head over to Heritage Park tonight at 7 p.m. for a free concert in the amphitheater with Lookin' Back, a Bob …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Five Democratic candidates discuss transportation, business and other hot topics during a Tuesday breakfast in Farmington Hills.
Student loans, small businesses, transportation and freedom of religion were all on the menu as five Democratic candidates for the newly drawn 14th Congressional district seat spoke to local business leaders at the Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington Hills Tuesday. Southfield mayor Brenda Lawrence, 9th District Congressman Gary Peters, 13th District Congressman Hansen Clarke, former state representative Mary Waters and former 36th District Court magistrate Bob Costello, all Democrats, attended the breakfast hosted by the Greater Farmington Area and Greater West Bloomfield chambers of commerce. Republican John Hauler was invited but did not attend. Clarke said his office would be a "business advocate". "I want to help you grow your business…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Farmington Hills city council members consider a resolution tonight in support of state legislation to ban 'synthetic marijuana'.
This week begins with two local government meetings that offer citizens the opportunity to have their voices heard. Here's what else you should know today: There's a 60 percent chance we'll see showers and thunderstorms today, as the temperature climbs to around 84. The National Weather Service predicts the rain will likely continue into the evening hours, when the mercury dips to around 68. Officials meet in a 6 p.m. study session at city hall to discuss electric vehicle infrastructure and legislative advocacy related to the Corridor Improvement Authority. On their regular agenda at 7:30 p.m. is a resolution supporting a statewide ban on synthetic marijuana, a public hearing and adoption of the city's 2012-2013 budget, adoption of water …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Congressman Hansen Clarke (D), Mayor Brenda Lawerence of Southfield (D), Congressman Gary Peters (D), and Mary Waters (D) will attend the June 12 breakfast in Farmington Hills.
Candidates in the 14th Congressional District race will be the featured speakers at a June 12 breakfast program hosted by the Greater Farmington Area and Greater West Bloomfield Chambers of Commerce at Courtyard by Marriott, 12 Mile and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills. Congressman Hansen Clarke (D), Mayor Brenda Lawerence of Southfield (D), Congressman Gary Peters (D), and Mary Waters (D) have all indicated they will attend the event. Candidates John Hauler (R) and Bob Costello (D) were also invited to attend. The event begins at 8 a.m., and seating is limited. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. To reserve your seat online, visit the Greater Farmington Area Chamber website. For information, call 248-919-6917.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The incumbent Democrat seeking re-election in a new district calls out Bloomfield Hills native for opposing auto loans.
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) accused Republican presidential candidate and Bloomfield Hills native Mitt Romney of "throwing in the towel on Michigan jobs" following statements Romney made during last night's televised debate from New Hampshire. "I don’t understand why Mitt Romney supports using tax dollars to protect Wall Street while opposing loans to help our auto manufacturers get back on their feet,” Peters said in a press release from his campaign office Wednesday. Peters, who currently represents Farmington and Farmington Hills, was particularly chapped by comments Romney made that supported bank bailouts, but not loans to General Motors and Chrysler. "Should they have used the funds to bail out General Motors and …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The move will likely pit Congressman Gary Peters against his colleague and fellow Democrat Hansen Clarke.
In a Facebook post and email message to supporters this afternoon, Congressman Gary Peters (D-9th Congressional) announced his intention to run in the newly drawn 14th Congressional District. The district includes Farmington Hills, but not Farmington, which will fall into the 11th Congressional District. His decision will likely pit Peters against Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-13th Congressional) in a 2012 Democratic primary; Clarke has also announced he will run for the seat. The S-shaped district, created through reapportionment after the 2010 Census, includes communities in Oakland and Wayne counties. Peters' Facebook post noted the new district "bridges diverse communities and comes at a pivotal time in our nation's history. Too many families …