Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Heise Had State House Staffer Boot Wife's Challenger From Ballot In 2014 Judge Race

Kurt Heise

By Brandon Hall 
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 State Rep. Kurt Heise knows a thing or two about being removed from the ballot.

Not only did he get tossed last week by the Court Of Appeals for failing to properly fill out paperwork in his race for Plymouth Twp. Supervisor, he also successfully orchestrated the removal of his wife's challenger in her election as a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge in 2014.

Sue Brams, a state employee in Heise's State Representative office, as well as the treasurer for his Supervisor campaign committee, filed a challenge at Heise's direction to strike the petitions of Delicia Taylor Coleman, his wife's challenger for Judge in April 2014.

Brams and Heise successfully got Delicia Coleman Taylor removed from the ballot, and his wife Catherine Heise, who had been appointed by Gov. Snyder, survived re-election...

Catherine Heise

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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