Black Women Political Caucus Of Muskegon County Endorse Candidates

The Executive Committee of the Black Women’s Political Caucus Of Muskegon County Spent The past Couple of Weeks Interviewing various Political Candidates both seeking election to or re-election at the Federal, State, and local levels to endorse in this 2012 election year. Letters Were sent to all candidates regardless of party affiliation.  Those who responded were interviewed at the Muskegon Area District Library- Muskegon Heights Branch. The following persons were interviewed:

Randy Kostrzewa- Circuit Court Judge

Annette Smedly- Circuit Court Judge

Michael “Mike” Walsh-  Circuit Court Judge

Nancy A. Waters- Muskegon County Clerk (Re-elect)

Manda Mittier- Muskegon County Clerk

D.J. Hilson- Muskegon County Prosecutor

Marc Curtis- County Prosecutor

Stephen Corwin- County Prosecutor

Dean Roesler- County Sheriff (Re-elect)

John J. Jurkas- County Sheriff

Joel J. Dobis- County Sheriff

Tony Moulatsiotis- County Treasurer  (Re-elect)

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow- United States Senator-Michigan-(Re-elect)

Holly Hughes- State House of Representatives- 91st District- (Re-elect)

Collene Lamonte- State House of Representatives

Marcia Hovey-Wright- State House of Representatives- 92nd District- (Re-elect)

Rillastine Wilkins- County Commissioner- District 1- (Re-elect)

Anthony Longmire- County Commissioner- District 6- (Re-elect)

Ann Oakes- Muskegon Charter Township Clerk- (Re-elect)

After the Executive Committee evaluation of the candidates, they came to a conculsion. The following candidates have been given the endorsement of the B.W.P.C. for the following position:

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow- United States Senate (Re-elect)

Marcia Hovey-Wright- State House of Representatives- 92nd District-(Re-elect)

Collene Lamonte- State House of Representatives- 91st District

Randy Kostrzewa- Circuit Court Judge

Nancy A. Waters- Muskegon County Clerk- (Re-elect)

Tony Moulatsiotis- Muskegon County Treasurer- (Re-elect)

D.J. Hilson- Muskegon County Prosecutor

John J. Jurkas- Muskegon County Sheriff

Rillastine Wilkins- County Commissioner- District 1- (Re-elect)

Anthony Longmire- County Commissioner- District 6- (Re-elect)

Ann Oakes- Muskegon Charter Township Clerk- (Re-elect)

It was the decision of the B.W.P.C that those individuals who did not interview or did not respond to the Caucus request to be interviewed would not be considered for endorsement.

The Caucus considers informing and educating the public relative to the political process and activism, an important aspect of its mission.

On Saturday July 21st at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Johnny O. Harris Park on Broadway St at Jerman St, in the City of Muskegon Heights, there will be a meet and greet with the endorsed candidates (adults only). For more information on the event please call B.W.P.C. Chairperson Marianne Harris-Darnell at (708)-456-6116.