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Riding the wave of media hype about foreclosures...
Damn those evil and greedy Republicans.
Dohany, 58, a Republican who was appointed in 2003 and re-elected in 2004, has made collecting delinquent property taxes the priority. During his tenure, the county has had a 99.9% tax collection rate and has never foreclosed on an owner-occupied home. Dohany said his office has worked with county housing counselors to help keep taxpayers in their homes.
Meisner, 35, who is term-limited as a representative, said he believes the treasurer's office could do more outreach to people facing foreclosure. He also has proposed a county-run land bank, where foreclosed properties could be rehabilitated and later sold in the hopes of increasing property values.
Of course, foreclosures aren't the only issue. How about the "blame the other guy" approach?
In another hotly contested race, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, a Republican, is to face Democratic candidate Jane Boudreau.Is that kind of like defending yourself against murder by claiming the other person should be charged with malicious destruction of property for "breaking my bullet with his chest."
Boudreau worked for the sheriff's office for more than 18 years until she was fired in 2006, partly because she failed to cooperate with an investigation into her conduct. Boudreau, 44, filed a federal lawsuit in 2007 against the sheriff's office, claiming she was wrongfully discharged.
The lawsuit is pending in Detroit's U.S. District Court.