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Michigan Supreme Court Candidate Forum  recorded 9-21-2022, (65 Min.)

Sponsored by the LWVMI and the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan.  Participants include all five candidates running for two open positions  in the November 2022 Elections for Michigan's Supreme Court: Richard Bernstein, Kyra Harris Bolden, Paul Hudson,  Kerry Lee Morgan and Brian Zahra.



Livingston County Election Candidate Forums:

LWV Livingston County has scheduled virtual Candidate Forums for the 2022 General Election, providing an opportunity for those running for office to address questions submitted by the community.  Recordings of the forums will be posted as they become available on our LWV Livingston County YouTube Channel.

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𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟬 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟮:
Jordan Genso-Democrat and Jon Elgas-Libertarian (Lana Theis-Republican declined).
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮2 𝗮𝘁 𝟴:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 – 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝟰𝟴:
Eric Borregard-Green Party and Jennifer Conlin-Democrat (Jason Woolford-Republican did not respond).
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺-𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝟰𝟵:
Christina Kafkakis-Democrat (Ann Bollin-Republican did not respond).
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:𝟰𝟱 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 –𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝟱𝟬:
Glen Miller-Democrat (Bob Bezotte-Republican did not respond).
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟳, 𝟲:𝟯𝟬 - 𝟳:𝟯𝟬 𝗣𝗠-𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱: Eleven candidates. 4 have declined, 4 did not respond and 3 have accepted:
Ed Gentile, Meghan Glabach, and Victor Bugni.
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟳, 𝟴:𝟬𝟬 - 𝟵:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠-𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗛𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱: Eight candidates. 2 have declined, 3 did not respond and 3 have accepted:
Charlie Aberasturi, Grace Trudell, Christy Conn, and Tracy Flak.
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟴, 𝟲:𝟬𝟬 – 𝟳:𝟯𝟬 𝗣𝗠-𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱: Six candidates. 1 has declined, 1 did not respond, 4 have accepted: Michelle Crampo, Bill Wearne, Gayle Hurn, and Anne Rene Lavasseur.
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟴𝘁𝗵, 𝟳:𝟰𝟱 - 𝟵:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠-𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱:
Six candidates. 2 did not respond and 4 accepted:
Angela Krebs, Jennifer Marks, Kelli Uphaus, Lyndsay Wing.
𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟯𝟬, 𝟲:𝟯𝟬 – 𝟴:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠- 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗙𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱:
Nine candidates. 4 have declined, 1 did not respond and 4 have accepted:
Amy Cook, Danielle Devries, Sandra Helzerman, Denise Yon.
𝗢𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟭, 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬-𝟭𝟭:𝟭𝟱 𝗔𝗠- 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝟭 – 𝟰:
Five candidates (all other candidates declined or did not respond).
District 1: Michelle Spisz-Democrat
District 2: Lisa Wojciechowski-Democrat
District 3: Lori Cowan-Democrat and Frank Sample-Republican
District 4: Amelia Purdy-Ketchum-Democrat
𝗢𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟭, 𝟭𝟮:𝟯𝟬-𝟭:𝟰𝟱 𝗣𝗠- 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 - 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝟱 – 𝟵: Six candidates (all other candidates declined or did not respond).
District 5: Kasey Helton-Democrat and Jay Drick-Republican
District 6: C. Lorrie McMahon-Democrat
District 7: Caitlyn Perry Dial-Democrat and Martin Smith-Republican
District 8: Amber S. Bismack-Democrat
District 9: Christine Kazkowski-Democrat
OCTOBER 4 a𝘁 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺-𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝟰𝟵:
Christina Kafkakis-Democrat (Ann Bollin-Republican did not respond).
OCTOBER 4 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:3𝟱 𝗣𝗠 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 –𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁-𝟱𝟬:
Glen Miller-Democrat (Bob Bezotte-Republican did not respond).

VOTE 411 information for the  November 2022 Election will be posted by September 28, 2022.  Find out what will be on your ballot and read candidate responses to questions.

Livingston County Commission Districts  detailed maps 
Watch video program The County Apportionment Process  with Joseph Bridgman, May 2022 to learn how County Districts were apportioned.

Our U.S. Congressional District Map
Our State Senate District Map
Our State House of Representatives District Map
Check The Michigan Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Web Site  for information on how state districts were apportioned.

 Livingston County

The Observer Corps is a group of League members who agree to observe meetings of groups that regularly meet. This is an opportunity to get informed on issues that matter to your community by learning what public organizations do, who runs them, how they impact the community and just what the issues are.

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Election Integrity has never been more important.: Call for Observers for the November Board of Canvassers Review

LWV Livingston supports the verification of Election Integrity by providing Observers for the Board of Canvassers Review of election results. This is a process which starts November 10 and may take as long as two weeks to complete. We hope to have Observers present for a morning and afternoon shift each day. We need the support of many members!

Clerks from each precinct present their election results. The Canvassers verify appropriate processes, equipment, and counts for each precinct, and certify the results upon verification. LWV Observers, identified by badges, do not interact with Canvassers. We watch, ensuring transparency in the process. The Canvassers meet at the Livingston County Courthouse in Howell.

Please contact if you can help by Observing or helping to organize members in this effort.

What Does The LWV do in Livingston County?

The LWV assists eligible persons to register to vote, providing information and supporting Register To Vote events.

We provide voters with non-partisan information on candidate positions and issues.

We educate our members and the public on important topics. Recent forums topics  have included  Rank-Choice Voting,  the Census,  Redistricting, PFAS Contamination,  and Line 5.

LWV members observe and report on government meetings and polling locations to ensure  transparency in our government.

The LWV advocates for national and state level policies which support voter rights.


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Democracy is not a spectator sport.

The League offers opportunities to learn about and  be involved with issues important to our democracy,  and to connect with  others who may disagree politically (we need diverse perspectives)  but  value the democratic process.  

Our name honors the women who founded the League in 1919 at the advent of women's suffrage, but we welcome ALL people aged 16 and older to join us. 

It is important work.  We could do more with your help.  Learn more...

Learn More About the League of Women Voters from our State and National Web Sites:
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Phone 810-354-5012

LWV of Livingston County

P. O. Box 362

Howell, MI 48844