SOUTHFIELD — If you’d like another chance to get detailed information about Michigan’s six state ballot issues, along with meeting candidates for state and federal offices, join us Thursday evening in Southfield.

Join WWJ Newsradio 950 Technology Editor Matt Roush for a special evening version of our monthly Last Thursdays Unwired at Lawrence Technological University tech events — namely, an evening session, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Campaign 2012: Meet The Candidates” will feature several candidates for offices and pro and con spokespeople for all six statewide ballot proposals.

This is your chance to ask local candidates your questions and learn more about the six  proposals.
The event will be held in Room S100, the Science Building auditorium, of Lawrence Technological University., 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Please note this is the opposite side of campus from our usual Lawrence Tech venue, the University Technology and Learning Center. It’s on the north end of campus, on the Lodge Freeway, not the south end along 10 Mile. And in any event don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of signs.

The event beings with registration and networking at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Candidates scheduled to appear, subject to change, include: 

Oakland County Executive 
Phil Bertolini (R) – Deputy Executive Oakland County (Representing L. Brooks Patterson (R))
Kevin Howley (D) – Candidate for Oakland  County Executive (opponent L. Brooks Patterson)
Mike Bishop (R)– Oakland County Prosecutor (opponent Jessica Cooper (D))
Jessica Cooper will have a representative attending the event
Vicki Barnett (D)– 37th House District State Representative (opponent Bruce Lilley (R), not appearing)
John Hauler (R)– Candidate for the 14th U.S. Congressional District (opponent Gary Peters (D), not appearing)
Dr. Syed Taj (D) – Candidate for the 11th U.S. Congressional District (opponent Kerry Bentivolio (R), not appearing)
Don Volaric (R) –  Candidate for the 9th U.S. Congressional District (opponent Sander Levin (D), not appearing)
And the following will appear on behalf of ballot issues:

Proposal 1 — The Emergency Manager Law
Pro Proposal 1 – Fred Leeb
Anti Proposal 1 – Greg Bowens

Proposal 2— Amend the State Constitution Regarding Collective Bargaining
Pro Proposal 2 – Dan Lijana, Protect Our Jobs
Anti Proposal 2 – Dan Armstrong, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Proposal 3 — Amend the State Constitution to Establish a Standard for Renewable Energy
Pro Proposal 3 – Douglas Jester, Five Lakes Energy
Anti Proposal 3 – Steve Transeth, Care for Michigan

Proposal 4 — Amend the State Constituion to Establish the Michigan Quality Home Care Council and Provide Collective Bargaining for In-Home Care Workers
Pro Proposal 4 – Scott Heinzman, ADAPT Michigan
Anti Proposal 4 – Dan Armstrong, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Proposal 5 — Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes by State Government
Pro Proposal 5 – Charles Owens, National Federation of Independent Business
Anti Proposal 5 – Gilda Jacobs, President & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy

Proposal 6 — Amend the State Constitution Regarding Construction of International Bridges and Tunnels
Pro Proposal 6 – Mickey Blashfield, Director of The People Should Decide
Anti Proposal 6 – To Be Announced 

For the latest lineup of folks appearing, plus registration information, visit

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