Published May 7, 2013
Slater elected Troy mayor
By Terry Oparka firstname.lastname@example.org
Dane Slater will remain the mayor of Troy after 22 percent of registered Troy voters elected him by a margin of 573 votes in the May 7 special election, according to unofficial results.
The votes were in by 8:30 p.m. election night, and there were no issues in any of the 19 precincts, Troy City Clerk Aileen Bittner said.
Slater garnered 6,393 votes, former lawmaker Marty Knollenberg received 5,820 votes, Faris Alami got 76 votes, Jon Desjardins received 12 votes, David Elsas garnered 170 votes and Scott T. Welborn received 215 votes, according to the unofficial results.
“We have a great team in place,” Slater said. “We have some issues we need to address,” he said, referring to the Downtown Development Authority bond deficit and the recent court ruling that the city does not own the land the Troy Transit Center is being constructed on. “We have a good law department and good city administration. I feel very confident we can handle the issues and handle tough decisions. I feel upbeat and confident. I want to embrace the confidence the voters put in me.”
The Troy City Council appointed Slater as mayor last fall after voters recalled Janice Daniels from the mayoral seat. However, the state attorney general and the secretary of state mandated that the city hold a special election to fill the mayoral seat.
“It was very smooth,” Bittner said. Equipment that had been piloted in the presidential election last November was in full use for the May 7 election. Bittner commended the city staff, whom she said worked in “high gear” throughout the day.
She noted that the turnout was about what was expected. Bittner said that turnout for local elections ranges from 25 to 27 percent. There are approximately 58,000 registered voters in Troy. Bittner expected the county to certify the results within a few days.
- 24 HRS
- 7 DAYS
- 30 DAYS
- Dozens file for Warren city offices as lawsuit lingers - Warren
- List of intersection accident data released - Metro Detroit
- Crime down, quality of department up in 2014 - Royal Oak
- Detroit Zoo crowdfunds to harness energy from poop - Metro Detroit
- Alleged murderer of party store owner to stand trial - Clinton Township
- Rebuilding Together breathes new life into homes - Farmington Hills
- Military museum announces upcoming event plans - Eastpointe
- Rock community ready to roast local show promoter - Roseville
- Tour the chocolate factory with Lamphere High’s ‘Willy Wonka’ - Madison Heights
- By the book: Experts explain how strange, outdated laws manage to stick around - Metro Detroit
- Kroger receives approval for $25 million marketplace - Royal Oak
- New kiosk to assist Stony Creek cyclists - Sterling Heights
- Jazz pros, students to celebrate music of past and present at April 30 concert - Detroit
- Stolen wedding ring a fake report, police say - St. Clair Shores
- Police investigate fatal single-vehicle crash - Shelby Township
- Construction continues at Macomb Mall - Roseville
- Frankenfoods: Are GMOs as scary as people think? - Metro Detroit
- Man in skeleton hoodie robs 7-Eleven - St. Clair Shores
- Jump for Trevor helps teen in need of a heart transplant - Southfield
- Farewell to the Field event takes a look back - Clawson