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AUBURN HILLS –
On Feb. 28 the fate of the 29th State House District is in voter’s hands as a special election will fill the shoes of former State House Rep. Tim Melton who left to take a job doing education reform.
Democrat Tim Greimel, who is currently on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, seems a likely fit for the traditionally Democratic seat representing parts of Auburn Hills and Pontiac. As an attorney and former school board president, he has experience in many facets of political engagement and a well-known name in the community. However, supporters fear that because Feb. 28 is also the Republican presidential primary there is a possibility that high Republican turnout could mean the loss of this seat.
Fundraising is key to winning a campaign, and the LGBT community is getting together on Feb. 23 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale, 22740 Woodward, to give their support to a political ally.
Jim Rasor, lawyer and owner of Rasor Law Firm and a Royal Oak City Commissioner, helped organize the event.
“Tim is one of the hardest working and knowledgeable people I know, but of particular interest to the LGBT community is his unqualified support of equal rights, including that he and Mayor Dave Coulter of Ferndale worked together to successfully include sexual orientation in Oakland County’s EEO policy, a major victory for our community.”
“I hope folks will come out Thursday to Dinos and support our strong progressive ally,” said County Commissioner Craig Covey, who represents Ferndale along with Hazel Park and part of Royal Oak.
Greimel’s fundraiser is open and welcoming to anyone, and many local LGBT leaders are expected to attend. Suggested donations are as follows: $250 Sponsor, $150 Host, $75 Supporter and $35 Friend
Checks should be made payable to: Committee to Elect Tim Greimel, P.O. Box 431071 Pontiac, MI 48343
Those who would like to attend are encouraged to RSVP via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/365113323512660/?notif_t=event_invite