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Flint mayoral candidate Don Pfeiffer demands equal time to react to radio show comments by County Clerk John Gleason
FLINT (CCN) — Flint mayoral candidate Don Pfeiffer has notified The Morning Gazette Radio Show that he "demands equal time" to react to comments aired by Genesee County Clerk / Register of Deeds John Gleason during a Friday morning program on CCN Radio.
Gleason called Pfeiffer a "liar" for comments aired during Wednesday newscasts on WEYI NBC TV 25 and WSMH Fox 66 TV after The Morning Gazette Radio reported during its Wednesday morning program that Gleason contends Pfeiffer can't be on the ballot because of fines owed to his office. Gleason says campaign finance laws prohibit any candidate from running if fines are owed and said, "State law requires an affidavit be filed to declare under oath that no fines are owed. Mr. Pfeiffer knows he owes fines because he has received numerous letters about it from my office and there has been media stories about it." READ MORE
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Long-time Applegate Chevrolet owner Jim Applegate, face of local auto dealer's televison commercials, dies at age 90
GRAND BLANC (CCN) — An iconic figure in the Flint business community passed away Thursday at the age of 90. Jim Applegate of Grand Blanc was the long-time owner of Applegate Chevrolet which is the only new car dealership left inside the city limits of Flint. He remained the face of the dealership's TV commercials during the past two decades by standing or sitting on a billboard at the open and close of TV spots when pitching the dealership's latest deals. He was long active in Flint's civic groups, too. READ MORE
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to be speaker at Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce's 'Annual Meeting' April 11 in Mundy Twp
BMUNDY TWP. (CCN) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will be the guest speaker at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce's 2019 "Annual Meeting" on April 11. The event will be held from noon until 1:30 pm at the Holiday Inn in Mundy Township.
Chamber officials will celebrate successes of the past year and share a vision for the future at an event that will feature Mayor Duggan as the keynote speaker. He will talk about what it means to move a major city from crisis to recovery to growth, and the important roles that partnerships, strategy and leadership play.
Time running out for candidates who want on ballot for mayoral jobs in 2019 Flint, Burton races
Only two weekends now remain before signatures need to be turned in for mayoral races in Genesee County's two biggest cities — Flint and Burton. Two political veterans have turned in a sufficient number of signatures to be on Burton's ballot where incumbent Mayor Paula Zelenko announced on Monday night that she won't be seeking re-election. That was the word Friday from Genesee County Clerk John Gleason. "Duane Haskins and Danny Wells will be on the August ballot in Burton," Gleason said. "Nobody wants to be mayor yet over in Flint.". READ MORE
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