Best choices for state Senate in Oakland County


Oakland County is divided among four Michigan Senate districts, none of which has been very competitive in recent general elections. But the departure of three of Oakland's four incumbent senators has paved the way for hotly contested partisan primaries in each of their districts.

11th District 

Currently represented by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield), the 11th encompasses Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, and Southfield and Royal Oak Twp. 

Four Democrats are competing for the nomination to succeed Gregory in this heavily Democratic district, but second-term state Rep. JEREMY MOSS stands head-and-shoulders above the rest, including the similarly named Vanessa Moss, who is no relation to her superior rival.