October 31, 2013The Grosse Pointes — The choice of municipal judge is the only contested race in this year's Grosse Pointe Shores city election.
Incumbent Judge Matthew Rumora is challenged by Matthew Peck on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Both candidates are from Grosse Pointe Farms.
The Shores judge also presides in Grosse Pointe Farms court.
This election cycle is the first time in recent years Shores residents can vote for their shared municipal judge, due to successful legislation introduced by prior state Rep. Timothy Bledsoe.
On the other hand, the Shores city council election is as easy is one, two, three.
Three incumbent members of the Shores city council face no opposition in seeking reelection.
Running for second terms are Dr. Alexander Ajlouni, Robert Barrette Jr. and Bruce Bisballe.
Incumbents face challengers in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election for city council and municipal judge.
Four council candidates are competing for three seats.
Two judicial candidates are seeking a single, four-year term.
Candidates for council are, in alphabetical order, incumbent Councilman Louis Theros, challenger Elizabeth Vogel and incumbents Councilman Peter W. Waldmeir and Martin West.
For judge, candidate Matthew Peck seeks to unseat incumbent Judge Matthew Rumora.
Election Day in the City of Grosse Pointe is an incumbent's dream.
There are no challengers for mayor nor for three seats on the city council in the election Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Mayor Dale Scrace has no opposition in seeking a seventh term.
Council incumbents Donald Parthum Jr., Christopher Walsh and Jean Weipert also are uncontested.
In Grosse Pointe Woods, incumbents Vicki Granger, Kevin Ketels and Todd McConaghy and challenger Robert Sheehy are vying for three open seats on the Grosse Pointe Woods city council. Mayor Robert Novitke is running unopposed for his position.
In Grosse Pointe Park, Laurie Arora, Daniel C. Grano and James B. Robson are running for Grosse Pointe Park city council. All are incumbents.
Palmer T. Heenan is running unopposed for his seat.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Grosse Pointe News will extend deadline to print Tuesday night's results. Results will be available at grossepointenews.com.