4 Candidates Vie for 2 City Council Seats

Mayor Penny Luebs and school board candidate Jessica Back are running uncontested.

Election Day is Tuesday and Patch is here is educate you on all the candidates before you hit the polls. 

City Council candidates

A longtime Clawson resident who regularly attends City Council meetings. He is involved in the Clawson Lions Club, Clawson Eagles, American Legion and Zoning Board of Appeals.

 An active community volunteer raising two children in Clawson. He is a Clawson Youth Soccer assistant coach, Cub Scouts volunteer and event and field trip volunteer.

 A father and third party freight broker who has been the Clawson Mavericks general manager for the past three years.

Airriess, running for a second term, grew up in Clawson and has been active in the community for decades. He is a member of the Clawson Lions Club, Clawson Eagles, American Legion and formerly served on the city Planning Commission.

School board candidate

Jessica Back is running unopposed for the open school board seat in the Nov. 8 election. Back has two children at Schalm Elementary School and she is involved in Girl Scouts, PTA, Clawson Youth Soccer and Clawson Mavericks. Back says cut funding is a hot-button issue and the district should seek public and private grant money.

The mayor

Mayor Penny Luebs is a full-time social worker and dedicates much of her time to volunteering in Clawson. Before she was elected as mayor, she served four years as a City Councilwoman. She is involved with Clawson Youth Assistance, Friends of the Library, Relay for Life, the Jimmy Marvin Scholarship committee, 4th of July committee, school events and more. Luebs has five children and seven grandchildren.

More to come

Keep checking the Clawson Patch on Tuesday for updates and results after the polls close at 8 p.m.

michael J October 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Yep, It is Clawson, one can tell by the personnal name calling. Can't express feelings with out it. Was it Reagan,? who ended up with over 50% of his cabinet doing time. Not sure that the hire'r can tell what your hidden morals will get some one to do. That group seems to be in good hands.
Kurt Hack October 10, 2011 at 01:31 PM
I would like to know what the candidates response to these questions are: 1. How would you work with and/or combat the State on their efforts to enact regionalization for inner-ring suburbs? How would you position Clawson so that the effects of regionalization do not negatively effect customer-facing services or, better yet, allow Clawson to profit by offering services to other communities? 2. What is your position on the upcoming Headlee override millage renewal? How do you propose marketing your position to the voters to attain your outcome? 3. What is your position and proposed funding vehicle for park system improvements? 4. What is your position on the Council's current use of, or lack thereof, of volunteer boards and committees?
michael J October 10, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Does the city provide rubbish p/u? We pay a millage, which is state mandated. it is contracted out, is it not. Yet the city changed the millage to include tree trimming and removal, and leafe p/u, which is Composting. The rubbish and recycling contract in 2007,for 10 yr's, SAVED the tax payers a whopping sum per year, yet it was kept quiet, very quiet, changed the millage verbiage, w/o telling the tax payers, Other cities RETURNED the savings to the tax payer. Clawson just folded it in and hid it. They should of done that, in the open, or given the tax payer, an option, another behind close door operations. I know it is one pocket or the other, But if it is team work, the tax payer is not dumb, just dumb if city doesn't get what it wants, I feel they should trust the tax payer, as they want us to trust them, but when things are quietly changed ....................... it reaks. Hoping no one would noticed,k very very few did.
michael J October 10, 2011 at 03:24 PM
I do want to thank all of you for giving us a choice, standing here before the firing squad, smile. I now remember where I have seen all 4 of you before. I was buying stamps and these mug shots were on the wall. all wanted in Clawson, but only two will be caught. I notice no female is trying, not being sexist just saying
John P. Morse October 10, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Were do the canidates stand on future milage increases (such as for the sports fields) I would like to know what the position is on spending John
Thomas October 10, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Apparently your a concerned resident for your own agenda. Im 99% positive you are not affiliated with the great "youth program" he has helped become a success and all the volunteer work he has done for this community. He is looking out for my kids,his own kids, and the over 100+ kids in that program which he and other members have turned into a great feeder program. Thanks again Todd. This ..Clawson Resident.. thanks you, and so do many more!
micheal j October 11, 2011 at 02:50 AM
too all i was wrong it wasnt Regan whose cabinet went to jail, it was Clinton and Kennedy
michael J October 11, 2011 at 11:54 AM
The law says Felony, dosen't it.
Mckenna October 11, 2011 at 08:21 PM
I see someone does not want people to know anything about what Todd Shattuck is really about cause you keep taking my comments down
Kurt Hack October 11, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Perhaps because you offer no proof nor context to your claims; just baseless rhetoric. Perhaps the editors at Patch try to raise the bar slightly above what would pass on Glenn Beck.
Nicquel Terry (Editor) October 11, 2011 at 09:12 PM
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Kurt Hack October 12, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Compelling argument.
clawson voter October 12, 2011 at 02:07 AM
All u have to is look it up it happened very true right here in this city
Kurt Hack October 12, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Case #?, date?, charge?, verdict?
Kurt Hack October 12, 2011 at 02:58 AM
Did a little more research. There are no records with OTIS (Offender Tracking Information System) nor any criminal prosecutions with Sixth Circuit Court that would handle Clawson prosecutions. In fact the only thing I found on him was his divorce that finalized back in October (2010-771760-DM). Perhaps next you will accuse him of being born in Kenya?
Nicquel Terry (Editor) October 12, 2011 at 03:50 AM
More comments were deleted because they violated our terms of service. Again, we do not allow users to make allegations against people without providing proof.
Dunbar Buutis October 15, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Kurt HII again community member how did pic turn out whats "4 about fill us in come on dish what insadent or insidents peomped *6 *4 michal j know some poo poo facts about the suburb of clawson but weve got a post office
michael J October 15, 2011 at 03:34 PM
is it a fill Moon? or too much tail gateing
Jay Parker November 09, 2011 at 04:05 AM
Can you all please work on your spelling? It is hard to take anyone's opinion seriously if they are unable to spell.
Jay Parker November 09, 2011 at 07:33 AM
michael J November 09, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Editor: This sherry person is personally attacking, even spelt michael wrong, if dierecting it at me, then It is a personal attack, some thing you have said, won't be tolerated, now we have spelling police out and about, another critic of a fellow human being, nurturing is a skill. If Patch wanted it spelt right one would think spell ck. would be provided. There is nothing wrong with our Mayor, & there were 4 choices for council, even 2 new ones.
Sherry Lazdinsh November 09, 2011 at 05:51 PM
I am not personally attacking anyone. However if someone is going to talk smack then they should walk the walk. You keep telling everyone what is wrong with the city,what we should do to change it and how we can make it better then why are you not running for council? You can spell Micheal many ways, that is how my birth father spelled his name.
michael J November 10, 2011 at 01:40 PM
http://myhydrovision.com/ Resident calls out the CITY, for allowing this store in Clawson, cause she knew what this store was really about, it caused a COVEY of responces from readers, even an elected Official came on line to admonish the poster, "the City approves this store, it met all the criteria" The poster oh she knew what it was really for, like a gas station knows when a pyro buys gas, or a car company knows when they sell a car to a person with bad intentions. Elected official pulls a person from city site for using some ones name, giving personal info, (stalking). When you out some ones name, go looking for addresses, that is attacking, don't worry about if I spend or how much time, I do not hide, I am in FRONT of my computer lol. http://myhydrovision.com/
John L. November 10, 2011 at 03:24 PM
I agree! Proper grammar would be nice too.
michael J November 10, 2011 at 04:59 PM
I like this, no one can reply, unless you have all the spelling right, and Good grammer? Would that be the Queen's English, Southern, western (yall) Or public school, (urban)? There is a police person for evey thing, every one has their nich, that irratates them, be protesting on federal prop. (Clawson Post office) add to the spelling & grammer,,see having both of you watching over us, is precious, too............ (also) grammar, also just toying with you............. welcome your impute, Is this like the Female ref. doing a mens BB game, insted of moving the guys so they are not tangent to the circle line, she blows the whistle .005 into the game for line violation, 60 whole minutes later the game is over. the line call is a violation, but does it effect the game........ a case of right and dead right... not a threat just a phrase. remember don't speed, I will be on the corner telling generically don't speed, the ppl not speeding will be upset, the speeder just goes on.......... I wish Patch had spell cheque .........
michael J November 10, 2011 at 08:11 PM
I didn't use the right "2"? most would of used "to", but "too" was the right one to use......... oh "too" many e's in gating, mea coppa mea coppa, mea maxima coppa, (hint chg. your computer to "Latin" to translate), if you don't know, you were never an alter boy, but I do appreciate that being shown to me. one of my most "grevious faults" now b4 the tag team gangs up on me, I am spoofing ...........
canseeallsides November 10, 2011 at 10:05 PM
michael J November 14, 2011 at 02:16 PM
you are personally, you can not spell MY name, any other way, how your dad spelled his name is not mine. you can also spell it Mykle, so many ways. as far as talking smack, what domain do you have over what I run for or don't run for.? I like right where I am at, don't see many ppl, in position disagreeing.
Nicquel Terry (Editor) November 14, 2011 at 02:40 PM
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