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Chaldean Caucus of Michigan Recommends the Following
By Chaldean Caucus :: Tuesday, November 7, 2006 :: 28584 Views :: Government & Society

The Chaldean Caucus is a non-partisan organization with a mission of educating policy makers about Chaldeans and encouraging policies that support American Chaldeans.

The Michigan chapter of the Chaldean Caucus makes the following recommendations for the midterm elections for candidates and proposals that best support the Chaldean community, the state of Michigan, and America.

The Chaldean Caucus is an approved organization of the community website and will be posting policy related issues that impact the American Chaldean community on this website.

To learn more about the Chaldean Caucus or to join our efforts please e-mail ChaldeanCaucus@yahoo.com.

GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR, 4 year term, Vote for 1 position: 
Dick DeVos
Ruth Johnson

SECRETARY OF STATE: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position:
Terri Lynn Land
 
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position:  
Mike Cox
 
UNITED STATES SENATOR: 6 year term, Vote for 1 position
Michael Bouchard

12TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Randell J. Shafer
 
14TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position
Tara L. Bellingar
 
35TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Marc Zwick

MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Tom McMillin
Eileen Weiser

MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BOARD OF REGENTS, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
David Brandon
Susan Brown

MEMBER OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Dee Cook
Dave Porteous
 
MEMBER OF THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
John Akouri
Andrew G. McLemore, Jr.
 
OAKLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 21: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Mary L. Engelman

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT: 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Michael F. Cavanagh
Maura Denise Corrigan
 
46TH DISTRICT JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT INCUMBENT, 6 year term, Vote for 1 position
Richard Smart
  
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE (OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY) 6 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Charles Chambers
Pamala M. Davis
 
 
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION Z
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE THAT MONEY HELD IN CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUNDS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 
 
MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS INITIATIVE PETITION
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO BAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS THAT GIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS BASED ON THEIR RACE, GENDER, COLOR, ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR CONTRACTING PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 

DOVE HUNTING REFERENDUM
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 160 OF 2004 – AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HUNTING SEASON FOR MOURNING DOVES

VOTE NO
 
 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION E
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT GOVERNMENT FROM TAKING PRIVATE PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 
 
 
EDUCATIONAL FUNDING GUARANTEE
A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH MANDATORY SCHOOL FUNDING LEVELS

 
VOTE NO
 

OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
(BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY) SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
 
VOTE NO

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.