Saturday, October 27, 2012
Campaigns for Republican Bruce Lilley and incumbent Democrat Vicki Barnett report thousands in contributions from political action committees.
Republican candidate Bruce Lilley, who aims to unseat incumbent Democrat Vicki Barnett in the 37th House District race, picked up $10,000 in contributions this week from two prominent Republican political action committees (PACs). In two late contribution reports added Oct. 25 and 26, after Lilley's pre-general election statement was filed, Lilley's campaign reported receiving $5,000 each from the Livonia-based Common Sense Leadership Fund and House Speaker Jase Bolger's Restore Michigan Fund, based out of Marshall. The contributions boost Lilley's bottom line; his campaign had just over $2,400 left as of the Oct. 25 pre-general statement. Lilley reported raising $10,790 in other donations since post-primary financial statements were …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
There's a big cash gap between incumbent State Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills) and challenger Bruce Lilley of Farmington, ahead of the Aug. 7 primary.
Incumbent 37th District State Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills) has raised about three times as much money as her Republican opponent Bruce Lilley of Farmington, according to Pre Primary Campaign Statements filed with the Michigan Secretary of State July 27. Statements show Barnett adding $25,149 to a balance of $27,270 already in her campaign fund. Lilley has raised $8,283. You can find both reports on the State of Michigan website, but here are some of the highlights: Headed into the Aug. 7 primary, Barnett has a remaining balance of more than $38,000; Lilley has a little over $1,400. The vast majority of Lilley's contributions came from donors in Oakland County, 22 of the 37 from people in Farmington or Farmington Hills. Only …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Farmington Hills Democrat says her goals haven't changed since she was elected four years ago.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Job creation, the safety and sustainability of communities, guaranteeing that every child has access to a high quality public education and repairing Michigan’s deteriorating infrastructure remain state Rep. Vicki Barnett’s top priorities. The two-term, 37th District legislator recently announced her bid to seek election to her third and last term. State law limits representatives to three two-year terms. “My goals haven’t changed in my four years in the state House,” said Barnett, D-Farmington Hills. “If we are not addressing these four things, then we truly aren’t addressing the needs of the people of the state of Michigan.” The former veteran Farmington Hills mayor and council member will face political newcomer, Republican Bruce Lilley…