Meet The Voters
andidates in three hotly contested races in
the Oak Park-Huntington Woods area will
meet the voters Tuesday, July 16. The 7:30
p.m. gathering, hosted by the Oak Park-
Huntington Woods Democratic Club, will be at
Prentis Jewish Apartments, 15100 W. 10‘ Mile
Road, on the grounds of the A. Alfred Taubman
Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park.
The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 6.
One forum will be held to introduce candidates
seeking the 27th District House seat, which covers
Berkley, Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Pleasant
Ridge, Ferndale, Hazel Park and Royal Oak. In the
Democratic primary are Simon I. Galed, Justen
Grech, Jeff Jenks and Andy Meisner.
Another forum will be held with candidates for
the Oakland County Commission 22nd District,
which covers Oak Park, Huntington Woods,
Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak. A local county com-
missioner will be elected to replace Michelle
Friedman Appel, who is seeking a Dsitrict Court
45B judgeship. Commission candidates are Robert
J. Boyd III, Sheldon Larky and Helaine M. Zack.
A third race in the same communities will deter-
mine the successors to retiring District Court 45B
Judges Marvin F. Frankel and Benjamin J.
Friedman. The top four finishers in the primary will
compete for the two spots in the November general
election. The candidates for judge are Michelle
Friedman Appel, Ezra N. Goldman, David M.
Gubow, Angela Diggs Jackson, Sam Konikow,
Richard A. Levitt, Gil Whitney McRipley, Leonard
Schwartz and Joseph L. Stewart.
Candidates for other races and their representa-
tives can meet club members before and after the
Prentis Jewish Apartments is home to Oak Park's
second precinct, which traditionally has the highest
voter turnout in the city.
— Staff report
Where Were You When
The Riots Began?
July 23 marks the 35th anniversary of the
Detroit riots. In 1967, many Jews still lived
and worked in Detroit, and this event
changed their lives. The Jewish News wants
your remembrances for a story we're writing
on the anniversary of the riots.
If you would like to share your firsthand
experiences and thoughts on how the riots
changed your life, call Staff Writers Sharon
Luckerman or Harry Kirsbaum at (248) 539-
3001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a daytime phone number.
Deadline is Wednesday, July 17.
— Keri Guten Cohen,
story development editor
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