Robert Jones http://michiganradio.org en Mayor of Kalamazoo to run for Michigan Senate http://michiganradio.org/post/mayor-kalamazoo-run-michigan-senate <p>Democratic Party leaders in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties have chosen their candidate to replace <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/death-robert-jones-raises-questions-about-election">Robert Jones</a> - <a href="http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/government.php?page_id=114">Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell</a>.</p><p>Robert Jones was running for the Michigan Senate in the 20th district when he died over the weekend. He was battling esophageal cancer.</p><p>In Michigan, votes for a deceased candidate do not count, so party leaders had to put forward a new candidate.</p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:51:47 +0000 Mark Brush 176 at http://michiganradio.org Mayor of Kalamazoo to run for Michigan Senate Voters around Kalamazoo will have a new name on their ballots http://michiganradio.org/post/voters-around-kalamazoo-will-have-new-name-their-ballots <p>Since <a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/death-robert-jones-raises-questions-about-election">Robert Jones</a>&nbsp; passed away this past weekend, election officials have been working to come up with a plan of action. Jones was a candidate for the Michigan Senate and the election is just fourteen days away.</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:20:09 +0000 Mark Brush 169 at http://michiganradio.org Voters around Kalamazoo will have a new name on their ballots Should Robert Jones have been running for the state Senate? http://michiganradio.org/post/should-robert-jones-have-been-running-state-senate <p>Democratic State Representative Robert Jones died on Sunday. Jones was running for a state Senate seat being vacated by the term-limited Republican Tom Geroge. Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry wonders, with Jones knowning that he was sick, if he should have been campaigning at all.</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:12:03 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 168 at http://michiganradio.org Should Robert Jones have been running for the state Senate? Death of Robert Jones raises questions about election http://michiganradio.org/post/death-robert-jones-raises-questions-about-election <p>Michigan House Representative and current Democratic candidate for State Senate <a href="http://www.robertbjonesforsenate.com/">Robert Jones</a> died this past weekend. He was 66 and being treated for esophogeal cancer, but officials at Kalamzoo&#39;s Democratic Party Headquarters say his death still came as a surprise.</p><p>Jones&#39; death has raised several questions about the race for the State Senate seat in <a href="http://mivote.org/voterinfo/districts/State%20Senate/20">Michigan&#39;s 20th district</a> (representing parts of Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties).</p> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:03:47 +0000 Mark Brush 158 at http://michiganradio.org Death of Robert Jones raises questions about election