Letters: David Wells best choice in Circuit judge race | MLive.com
His experience as a private judge, mediator and circuit court case evaluator combined with his decades of community service also includes his appointment as one of only three non-physicians in the country to the board that monitors and accredits all U.S. osteopathic medical schools.
It is clear that Wells has respect that is acknowledged on a national scale.
But I believe those who know him would say that it is his temperament that sets Wells apart from the other candidates.
Maybe it's because he's the father of an autistic son or the fact that David and Nancy have been foster parents.
Whatever the reason, Wells has an understanding and an empathy for those in need of justice.
Judicial temperament, experience and nationally recognized respect.
Endorsement letters: Jim Riley will challenge the 'big spenders' | MLive.com
"Riley and Circuit Judge candidate David Wells successfully sued the county for FOIA and Open Meetings Act violations that uncovered $1.2 million that was secretly shifted from Muskegon taxpayers to the Brookhaven Care Facility.
That's in addition to the $2.35 million the county still calls a "loan".
No comment from Bob Scolnik."
Candidate debates for Muskegon County prosecutor, sheriff set July 17-18 | MLive.com
Muskegon County voters will have a chance to hear the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for prosecutor and sheriff debate the issues next week.
The Muskegon Chronicle and MLive are partnering with Muskegon Community College to present candidate debates at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the college.
The debates also will be broadcast several times on MCC TV later in the week.
MuskegonPundit EyeOnMuskegon Sunday morning 8:30! Learn or burn! The Aug 7 primary election is already under way with absentee ballots being submitted every day. If you want your vote to count for county sheriff, prosecutor or 3 of the 9 county commissioners, Aug 7 is it baby cuz the primary victors have no Nov. challengers. Winner takes all in August! And 6 fine folks want to become our next circuit court judge with only 2 going on after Aug. 7. We'll have a round table discussion about these big elections with democrat up and comer Sean Mullally and Muskegon GOP vice-chairman Andy Fink. And me Jim Riley. So learn about which candidate deserves your important vote Sunday morning 8:30-10 at EyeOnMuskegon. Listen on WKBZ 1090AM or check us out online at http://www.newstalk1090.com/main.html Or catch us later in the day on the internet at EyeOnMuskegon.com
Letter: Candidate submits 'job application' to voters | MLive.com
Consider this a “job application” for Muskegon County 14th Circuit judge. My complete resume – with references and endorsements – is available upon request and online (www.mikewalshforjudge.org). I’m also on Facebook – Mike Walsh for 14th Circuit Court Judge.
Six Muskegon County attorneys have filed as candidates for the 14th Circuit Court judgeship being vacated by Judge James M. Graves Jr., who retires at the end of this year.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the filing deadline for non-incumbent judicial candidates to get on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Besides the Graves seat, only incumbent judges are on the ballot this year in Muskegon County.
These are the declared candidates for the open Muskegon County Circuit Court seat for a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2013, according to the Michigan Secretary of State website:
-- Joe Bush specializes in probate law and estate planning. He also does civil and criminal litigation, family, business and real-estate law.
-- Karen Groenhout specializes in family law and Social Security Disability claims and has experience in criminal and civil law. She has worked as a Circuit Court referee for Muskegon and Ottawa counties.
-- Raymond J. Kostrzewa is a senior Muskegon County assistant prosecutor. He ran in 2010 for the 60th District Judge seat held by Andrew Wierengo III, losing to the incumbent.
-- Annette Smedley practices criminal-defense law, working as a public defender primarily in circuit courts in Muskegon and Mason counties. She ran in 2008 for Muskegon County prosecutor as a Republican, losing to incumbent Prosecutor Tony Tague.
-- Michael G. Walsh practices elder law, family law, criminal defense, personal-injury law, civil litigation and other areas. He was a longtime Muskegon Chronicle reporter before entering full-time legal practice in 2001.
-- David Wells has a general practice and has specialized training in probate administration, estate planning, real estate transactions, facilitative mediation and advanced arbitration case management.
In other Muskegon County judicial elections, 60th District Judge Michael J. Nolan and Muskegon County Probate Judge Gregory C. Pittman seek re-election and face no opposition on the ballot. District and probate judges also serve six-year terms.
MuskegonPundit: Summit set to address “Politics of Race”
Summit set to address “Politics of Race” - Holland, MI - The Holland Sentinel
Is the tea party racist?
That’s one of the questions a panel will explore at next week’s “Politics of Race” summit — hosted by the Ottawa County Patriots themselves.
The group’s founder, Jim Chiodo, was inspired to organize the event, in part, because of the “racial divide” caused by the Trayvon Martin case and its subsequent media coverage, he said.
“I’ve noticed when somebody’s political opinion is different than yours, and they don’t have a logical argument, they fall back on name-calling,” including using terms such as “racist,” Chiodo said.
The panel discussion will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday (July 11) at the Howard Miller Library, 14 S. Church St., in Zeeland. Doors open at 6:15.
Please contact MCC, the Muskegon C of C and The Chronicle and ask (beg?) for help so we can get the tools for a better Muskegon! MuskegonPundit: Candidate warns absentee voters need information about primary now One of the main reasons Muskegon is "muskegon" is we have voted for "leaders" who have made bad policy and spending decisions. We citizens need more information about candidates if we are to make informed, intelligent voteing decisions.
MuskegonPundit: Ottawa County Patriots-Politics of Racism: Meetings | Ottawa County Patriots
!!!!!! POLITICS OF RACISM !!!!!
Normal schedule: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Place: Howard Miller Community Center / Library
14 S. Church St. Zeeland, MI 49464
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM Networking / refreshments follow meetings
All meetings are free and open to the public
Questions? Call 616-805-7270
Date Change !!! Tues, July 10 changed to Wed, July 11
Longer meeting 7:00 to 9:00 Be sure to arrive early
Town hall style meeting sure to be lively featuring:
What I Believe | Randy Hekman for Senate 2012
America was built on the belief that government’s role is to create an environment in which a free people can use their God-given creativity and initiative to create wealth and to expand the economy, allowing a growing standard of living for all.
But government has become the ultimate nanny, boasting that it has resources sufficient to spare our citizens from all the ills of modern life. Government now is the source of food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. The American Welfare State is now trapping a growing segment of citizens into a cycle of poverty and dependency, relegating real people to a substandard living that is far less than what they could achieve if the welfare state was properly reformed. This tragedy is immense. I propose a deliberate and gradual replacement of government welfare with assistance provided by non-profits, churches, and extended families.