Two University of Michigan regents won't seek re-election
Sixteen-year University of Michigan Board of Regents veterans S. Martin Taylor (D-Grosse Pointe Farms) and Olivia Maynard (D- Goodrich) will not be seeking re-election in November, The Michigan Daily reports.
Lisa Carolin | For AnnArbor.com
That means two spots on U-M's eight-seat governing board and decision-making body are up for grabs. Although Taylor and Maynard aren't seeking another eight-year term, they've both got opinions on who should replace them.
According to the Daily, Taylor, a retired DTE Energy executive, is endorsing fellow Grosse Pointe Democrat Shauna Diggs, a dermatologist, and Maynard, current Michigan Prospect president, is endorsing former Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry.
Other contenders include Democrat Mark Bernstein, a lawyer, and Republicans Ronald Weiser, founder of McKinley Real Estate Management, Rob Steele, a physician and unsuccessful 2010 congressional candidate, and Dan Horning, a former regent who served from 1994 to 2002.
Read the full Daily article here.