Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Graves represents the 51st House District which includes parts of Genesee County and Oakland County.
State Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Township, today was sworn into office as a state representative for the 51st District as the 97th Legislature began in Lansing. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the oath of office to Graves, who was joined by his wife Denise, son Mike and daughter Kelly. Graves represents the 51st House District which includes parts of Genesee County and Oakland County, including Argentine, Atlas, Fenton, Flushing, Gaines townships, Linden city and part of Fenton city. Within Oakland County Rep. Graves represents part of Fenton city and the townships of Groveland, Holly and Rose. He beat out Democrat Steven Losey in the November election receiving 53 percent of the vote. The seat is for a two-year term that pays a …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Democratic candidate and Linden school board member Steven Losey plans to run again for the 51st District House of Representatives seat.
A political rematch could be looming for November. Republican Joe Graves earned the 51st District House of Representatives seat Tuesday night to fill in for the recalled Paul Scott. That term, however, ends in November and Linden Board of Education member and democratic candidate Steven Losey plans to challenge for the seat again, according to the Flint Journal. "I'm not a career politician," he stated in the article. "I've pulled knowledge from this short campaign. I will go into the November election a smarter, better prepared candidate knowing how to better handle myself in the arenas I’ve been thrown into." Graves won with 53.10 percent of the vote (10,290 total votes) to Losey's 42.17 percent of the vote (8,173 total votes). Losey may…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Here is a few things you need to know about voting in Fenton and Fenton Township Tuesday.
When you leave your home to vote Tuesday, there are a couple things you should know. The first is that if you are a Fenton Township resident, all six precincts will vote in the band room of Lake Fenton High School. If you are a Fenton resident, all five precincts will vote in the St. John Activity Center. You will be asked "Which election would you like to vote in?" or you will be asked to request a Republican Party or a Democratic Party ballot. The Republican Party ballot will include several primary presidential candidates, even some who have withdrawn because they missed the deadline to be taken off the ballot. It will look something like this: Meanwhile, the Democratic ballot will include only President Barack Obama. Both ballots will …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
District will retain Fenton and Linden along with Fenton and Atlas townships.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Losey has been serving on the Linden school board.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Graves, director of operations for Fenton Township's Community Parent, will run in the special election on Feb. 28, the same day as the Michigan Republican presidential primary.
Genesee County Commissioner Joseph Graves has put his name in the hat to fill the state representative position after the Paul Scott recall. The Flint Journal reports Graves will be the republican candidate for February’s special election for the 51st District Representative. Graves told the Flint Journal he was "overwhelmed and humbled" to be selected. Graves has been the director of operations for Fenton Township’s Community Parent Inc. group since it formed in March. Michigan Republicans have vowed to reclaim Scott’s seat. “We are not going to be deterred,” Ari Adler, a spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall told the Detroit Free Press. “We still have a majority…and we think that in February we’re going to take the seat …