Thursday, June 27, 2024

🚨Breaking: Bombshell WMP Investigation Reveals State Rep. Neil Friske's Controversial History With Women🚨

By Brandon Hall

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State Rep. Neil Friske made international headlines recently after a dispute with a stripper from DejaVu in Lansing landed him in jail last Thursday before being released Friday morning as police continue to investigate the incident. 

Friske, who is from Charlevoix and also represents Petoskey, Mackinac Island, and The Soo in the State House, chased the dancer away from his Lansing home while carrying a loaded gun. Though some reports mention shots being fired, all the neighbors who have been interviewed in the media say they didn't hear any. 

According to Gateway Pundit, he says she robbed him of thousands of dollars in a briefcase, and tried to attack him with scissors while trying to kill him. According to charges being sought by LPD Detectives, she is alleging some sort of sexual assault. Many facts still remain unclear about exactly what happened at this time.

However, a blockbuster, statewide West Michigan Politics investigation reveals that Friske has a history of controversial relationships with women, including regularly paying for sexual encounters, as well as harassing former girlfriends--- one who was even granted a court order for her safety.

WMP spoke with women who have been involved with Friske---multiple ex-girlfriends, and a prostitute---reviewed sealed court records, and even analyzed and authenticated a phone Friske discarded.

The investigation also revealed that Friske, while in his mid 50's, had consensual sexual encounters with a young, "barely legal" distant relative from one of his parent's side of the family, which is relevant to this story given the power dynamics at play in the situation.

None of the women involved will be identified by name---for their own protection.

Friske: "I want your pu$$y NOW!"


Friske first really came on to the political scene when Garrett Soldano hosted a big event at Friske Farms in Charlevoix in 2021.

In 2022, Friske defeated Parker Fairbairn in a closely watched, hotly contested primary for State Representative in the newly drawn 107th District. A contentious rematch of that primary is now underway. 

The 107th is the only district with portions in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula, and includes Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne, Harbor Springs, East Jordan, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and The Soo. 

Since taking office, Friske is known for voting "No" on almost every bill, often one of the only 2 or 3 in opposition---including voting against a ban on child marriage, as well as against a ban of non-consensual, AI generated porn. He even voted against renaming a highway in honor of Korean War Veterans. 

Friske, who is the Secretary of the House Freedom Caucus, was strongly aligned with former Michigan Republican Party Chair Kristina Karamo, even going so far as to boo President Trump at a rally in February when he recognized Pete Hoekstra as the real Chair. Friske also spends a lot of time in Ottawa County political circles.


Friske frequently negotiates deals for sex, as seen in the examples below.

Here, he asks a prostitute how much she charges for "fsbb."

FSBB, according to a prostitute familiar with Friske that WMP spoke with for this story, stands for "full service bare back."

That means the client, in this case Friske, wants to have vaginal and/or anal sex without a condom.

When the prostitute tells Friske she charges $450 for FSBB, he replies "woah that's a little steep" with a frowny face.

When she asks Friske how much he had in mind, he says $200. They settle on $250.

Here, Friske agrees to pay $300, but shoots down the prostitute's request to reimburse gas costs for her 3 hour trip.

Here, Friske asks a woman what she had in mind for sexual "arrangements," and she replies she will have sex with him once a week for 2 hours for $1,000 a month:

During the course of the investigation, West Michigan Politics also discovered that Friske apparently had consensual sexual encounters with a "barely legal," distant relative through one of his parent's side of the family. 

Here, they exchange explicit sexts:


Multiple former girlfriends WMP spoke with say Friske harassed them after they told him the relationship was over.

"He was everywhere, terrorizing me, stalking me," a Friske ex told WMP. "I was constantly in fear for my life." 

Another woman said that Friske "would just randomly appear in all sorts of places" that "he could only know I was going by following me."

According to sealed court records, Friske's harassment of one woman was so bad, in 2016, a Charlevoix County Circuit Court Judge ordered him not to trespass on her property again---or face jail time.

Here, Friske is blowing up a woman's phone, asking her what she's afraid of:

Here, a woman makes it clear she doesn't want Friske contacting her anymore:

There's a lot to say about the evidence above, much of it conflicting with the public image Friske has long sought to cultivate. 

Readers will have to make up their own mind on where they stand. 

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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Pensler And Amash Try To Take Down Mike Rogers As Dr. Sherry Struggles In Republican US Senate Primary Battle

Amash, Rogers, Pensler, Dr. Sherry

By Brandon Hall

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

🚨BREAKING: Is State House Candidate Todd Smalenberg Lying To Voters About Where He Really Lives?🚨

By Brandon Hall

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Todd Smalenberg's status as a patriotic Veteran isn't up for debate---but a bombshell West Michigan Politics investigation into whether or not he's telling the truth to voters about where he actually lives in order to run for State Representative is a whole different story.

Todd Smalenberg

Smalenberg, a Conservative activist in Northern Michigan, claims he is living at an address in Hillman Township. That's in the 106th State House District, putting him in a primary against State Rep. Cam Cavitt.

State Rep. Cam Cavitt

However, strong evidence indicates Smalenberg actually lives ~40 minutes south at the home he recently built in Mio, meaning he should be running in the nearby 105th State House District primary against State Rep. Ken Borton.

Looking to ask Smalenberg about the controversy, I first visited his campaign committee's street address in Hillman---a 480 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom rustic shack that doesn't seem to have been occupied by anyone in many weeks---or more likely, MONTHS. The Norman Bates taxidermy collection has more signs of life than this place.

As of Tuesday June 4th, the grass was considerably longer than neighboring homes, old clumps of leaves and sticks scattered near the door looked like they've been there since at least last fall, and a broom was tipped over on the ground by a couple of faded, dirty chairs. The only thing visible inside when I looked in to see if the place was abandoned was a vacuum cleaner.

The address Smalenberg is registered to vote at---and says is where he lives---is on nearby Aulwes Street.

A visit there indicates the property is an empty lot that Smalenberg has placed a camper trailer on.

According to Hillman Township officials, it's not legal to live in a camper without a permit---and there is no record of Smalenberg ever applying for one.

Tax records indicate his Mio property was claimed as Smalenberg's Primary Residence Exemption and Veteran's Exemption for the 2023 tax year.

According to nominating petitions for 1st Congressional District candidate Josh Saul, Smalenberg used the Hillman address while his wife Lynne used the Mio address. Lynne is still registered there today, and cannot vote for her husband in August. 

In Facebook posts, Smalenberg chronicled the construction of his Mio dream home on the Au Sable River throughout 2021 and 2022.

Smalenberg was not available in Mio when I dropped by, but just 1 stall of his garage appeared to be larger than his entire Hillman camper.

This is a developing story....


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

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Monday, May 13, 2024

🚨BREAKING: Meridian Township Dems Chair Was A Cult Leader Who Lost His Psychology License After Having Sex With His Followers/Patients🚨

By Brandon Hall

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An exclusive, bombshell West Michigan Politics investigation reveals that 
Greg Gavrilives, the Chairman of the prominent Meridian Democratic Club, is a former Cult leader and Ex-Psychologist who lost his license to practice for having sex with his patients---who were members (or perhaps more accurately, VICTIMS) of his deranged, East Lansing based cult.

Brazenly, Gavrilives, who we'll call "Dr. Greg," even had the balls to bill insurance companies for his sick sexual encounters, which took place at his Michigan State office, as well as at a nearby facility! 

The Meridian Dems say they are "dedicated to promoting Democrats and Democratic values in Meridian Township, Michigan" according to their Facebook page, which features "Dr. Greg's" e-mail as the Admin.

            The Meridian Democratic Club is officially chartered with the Michigan Democrat Party, which means MDP leaders may damn well take action based on these breaking revelations. (You'd THINK?!)

The Administrative Law Hearing where "Dr. Greg" tried to get his license back paints a wild picture of a psychologist who was also a sex-obsessed cult leader---a calculated predator that took advantage of vulnerable women under his "care" and control:

"Dr. Greg's" name has popped up in the news in recent years. 

In another, he spoke out against Meridian Township Treasurer Phil Deschaine after he ran a mailer against another State House candidate, now State Rep. Penelope Tsernoglou, in 2022. Dr Greg was a major supporter of Tsernoglou...

"The MDC supports and promotes Democratic campaigns that engage in respectful dialogue, focus on the issues, and refrain from attacking candidates or their businesses," its chair, Greg Gavrilides, wrote. "We find it particularly reprehensible that the personal values of candidate Penelope Tsernoglou were vilified.”

This is a developing story...

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

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Friday, May 3, 2024

🚨Breaking: Audit Of Mike Rogers Signatures Debunks Failed Candidate Glenn Wilson's False Claims🚨

By Brandon Hall
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A West Michigan Politics confirmed audit of over 5,000 signatures shows allegations against US Senate candidate Mike Rogers allegedly made by former candidate Glenn Wilson are false.

Only 4%---less than 250 of Mike's signatures---were dupes or fake.

Rogers is the front runner for the Senate Republican nomination....

Wilson apparently claims his signatures were "stolen."

This is a developing story...


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

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