Election Results 2013
Because people are coming to my blog seeking the results of the election, I will republish here the numbers which can be found on the city’s website.
City of Sterling Heights General Election
November 5, 2013
32 out of 32 precincts reporting – plus all AVs reporting.
MAYOR (One 2-yr term)
|Richard J. Notte||16,130|
CITY COUNCIL (Six 2-yr terms)
|Joseph V. Romano||11,646|
|Maria G. Schmidt||12,226|
|Paul M. Smith||8,468|
|Michael C. Taylor||13,172|
|Barbara A. Ziarko||12,211|
Editor’s Note: these results restated in vote number order are as follows:
Michael C. Taylor: 13,172 (retains Mayor Pro-Tem title)
Doug Skrzyniarz: 12,968
Deanna Koski: 12,284
Maria G. Schmidt: 12,226
Barbara A. Ziarko: 12,211
Joseph V. Romano: 11,646
The following candidates did not make the cut:
Nate Shannon: 10,351
Paul M. Smith: 8.468
Congratulations to all of the candidates who were elected yesterday!
CITY OF STERLING HEIGHTS MILLAGE FOR
POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION,
AND LOCAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the Sterling Heights Charter be amended to authorize the levy of an additional ad valorem millage of not more than 2.5 mills for 6 years, from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2020, for the purpose of providing revenue for police and fire protection, and local street improvements? This 2.5 additional millage authorization shall be specifically dedicated as follows:
- 1.7 mills for police and fire protection
- 0.8 mills for local street improvements
This increased millage authorization will raise an estimated $10,400,000 in the first year if fully levied.
Congratulations to all of the Police and Firefighters who will not lose their jobs next summer!
Due to the demands on my time after having taken a vacation day yesterday to campaign for Mr. Taylor, I will reserve further comment for later in the weeks to come. Suffice it for now to say that I am pleased with the election results, and I am very happy that the residents of Sterling Heights made the decisions they did.
I met a great number of people working at the polling place yesterday and enjoyed nearly every encounter, but I must give a tip of my hat to a few people who educated and informed me and generally made a long day outside more tolerable. In no particular order, I’d like to thank Tom Ziarko, Rob Kovalcik and Jennifer Miller for interesting and stimulating conversation on Sterling Heights politics. I must also say thank you to Mayor Richard Notte and Bob Haase for their generosity in giving someone from the conservative side of the house coffee, donuts and chips. Most of all, I need to extend a huge, public THANK YOU to my wife Angela and my kids for not only putting up with my political obsession but being willing to let me spend a precious vacation day in a parking lot doing political stuff instead of doing stuff with them. Angela, you’re the best! Josh, you’re a heck of a sandwich maker, son! Savannah, you went well out of your comfort zone for your dad, and I love you and appreciate it greatly!