Auburn Hills

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Auburn Hills, Mich.—Sept. 16, 2013— Auburn Hills announces there are eight candidates running for City Council and seven candidates running for Library Board in the city’s Nov. 5 election.

Candidates running for City Council are John S. Burmeister, Thomas Coolman, Bob Gray, Stuart Jason, Bob Kittle, Henry V. Knight, Ryan McDonald and VeRonica Mitchell. There are four open full-term seats on the council. The three candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to four-year terms; the candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes will be elected to a two-year term.

Candidates Scott McAllister and Angela N. River are running for two, six-year full-term seats on the Library Board. Vickie J. Ellis and write in candidate Liz Bond are running for one seat, with a term set to expire in 2017. Write in candidate H. Scott Bicknell, along with candidates Sean L. Johnson and Toni L. Whitley, are running for two seats on the Library Board with the term set to expire in 2015.

“We are pleased at the number of candidates who have decided to run in the November election and have taken the initiative to help serve their community,” said Pete Auger, city manager for Auburn Hills.

The deadline for residents of the city of Auburn Hills to file to run as a write-in candidate is Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 pm and the last day for residents to register to vote in the November election is Monday, Oct. 7. For more information on the November election, visit the election page on the city’s website.

About Auburn Hills
Celebrating 30 years as a city in 2013, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at