Students heading to the polls Tuesday

Students at MCCC will be joining the rest of the county, state and nation voting next Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The campaign came right onto the MCCC campus last week, when Meyer Theater was the site of a debate between candidates for U.S. Congress in the 15th District.

An audience from all over southeast Michigan gathered to watch the candidates discuss a variety of important issues.

The race for the seat in the House of Representatives is between incumbent John D. Dingell and Dr. Rob Steele.

The campaign to replace Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm tops the other items on the ballot.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is the Democratic candidate and venture capitalist Rick Snyder is the Republican.  

The 17th District State Senate seat also is up for grabs, with Republican incumbent Randy Richardville challenged by Democrat John Spencer.

Monroe County’s two state House seats also are being contested. In the 55th District, Rep. KathyAngerer couldn’t run because of term limits. Vying to replace her are Republican Rick Olson and Democrat Mike Smith.

In the 56th District, incumbent Democrat Rep. Kate Ebli is being challenged by Republican Dale Zorn, a member of the county Board of Commissioners.

Also on the ballot are two seats for the MCCC Board of Trustees. Incumbent board members William Bacarella and Joseph Bellino are being opposed by William Terassi.