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New names on township boards, with only a few races for August and November elections

BRANCH COUNTY — With the first qualification ended, there shall be adjustments on township boards however few precise races, in line with the Branch County Clerk’s election database.

The primary election is set for August 6 with the general election November 5.The primary election is set for August 6 with the general election November 5.

The major election is ready for August 6 with the overall election November 5.

Changes or contested races

Algansee Township:

Supervisor Russ Jennings determined to not run once more after struggling well being points.

Chicago businessman Craig Fichtelberg moved to Middle Lake and certified as an impartial for supervisor. There aren’t any others on the poll for the job.

Three candidates certified for treasurer. Onalee Connin will face Sharon Atkinson within the August Republican major. The winner then faces Democrat Kelli Kaufman in November,

Chantal Paxson, the newest appointed clerk for the township, certified for a full four-year time period.

Batavia Township: 

Long-time supervisor Dan Hemker will retire. Trustee Taylor Fraser was the only candidate to interchange him.

Veteran trustee Michael Crenshaw didn’t search one other time period. Michael Abrey is the only candidate for trustee, leaving a seat vacant.

Someone may qualify as an impartial by submitting a petition by 4 p.m. July 18 or as a write-in by 4 p.m. July 26.

Bethel Township: 

Current treasurer James Webb will face two candidates on the August Republican poll. Tracie Disbro and Tonia Vorce certified. With no Democrat, the winner will take workplace.

Incumbent trustee Jerry Haylett and former supervisor Norbert Drust certified as Republicans for the 2 trustee positions, with incumbent Robin Kehoe as a Democrat.

All three seem on the November poll. The high two in votes shall be elected.

Butler Township: 

Gary Smith will step apart as supervisor. Former Branch County commissioner Rod Olney will take the job.

California Township: 

Veteran supervisor Sheila Alley didn’t search re-election. Trustee Basil Bassage will step into that job.

His spouse, Lori Bassage, takes over as treasurer for Faith Kaufmann.

Trustee Tracey Neeley didn’t search re-election. Kelly Smith is the only certified trustee candidate leaving an open seat.

Nine days before the August and November elections, Branch County voters will be able to vote in person at the Dearth Center for all precincts under Michigan’s new constitutional amendment for all federal elections. The early voting was used for the February Presidential primary. 
(Credit: Don Reid/Coldwater Daily Reporter)Nine days before the August and November elections, Branch County voters will be able to vote in person at the Dearth Center for all precincts under Michigan’s new constitutional amendment for all federal elections. The early voting was used for the February Presidential primary. 
(Credit: Don Reid/Coldwater Daily Reporter)

Nine days earlier than the August and November elections, Branch County voters will be capable to vote in individual on the Dearth Center for all precincts underneath Michigan’s new constitutional modification for all federal elections. The early voting was used for the February Presidential major. (Credit: Don Reid/Coldwater Daily Reporter)

Coldwater Township: 

Veteran clerk Dianne Morrison resigned earlier this 12 months, and Nathan Gilchrist was appointed to interchange her. She will keep on as an assistant.

Trustee Mary Daniels resigned late final 12 months and was changed by Kenneth Clayman.

Both Clayman and Gilcrest are certified to retain the positions.

Gilead Township: 

The township didn’t file candidate {qualifications} with the clerk.

Girard Township: 

Adam Force was beforehand named trustee after Geroge Baker resigned.

Matteson Township: 

Sharon Butters will exchange Robin Brabon as treasurer.

Noble Township: 

There is an open place for township clerk after veteran Heidi Metzger determined to not run for one other time period.

Ovid Township: 

Supervisor Jeff O’Dell declined to hunt one other time period after he was named to the job following the resignation of Greg Gemmel.

Max Benjamin, named as an assistant to O’Dell, will face Ben Losinski for the job in August.

Quincy Township: 

Gene Brand will retire as a supervisor. Former hearth chief and campground proprietor Kurt Barve is the only candidate who certified for supervisor.

Marc Brand is not going to search re-election as treasurer. Cindy Harleton certified because the only candidate.

Long-time clerk Constance Karney resigned final fall and has been changed by Tim Brockway.

Sherwood Township: 

Supervisor Aaron Robbins didn’t qualify and shall be changed by Toren Stanton.

Hannah Smith will exchange Marjorie Whitcomb as clerk.

Fred Haack didn’t search re-election as trustee. Incumbent Jeff Brott will face Donisha Leonard and William Corliss. The two with probably the most votes in August shall be elected to the board.

Union Township: 

Incumbents Bryan Washburn and Bobbi Snyder will face Justin Jefferson on the August poll. The high two in votes shall be seated on the township board.

Townships or places of work not listed had no change within the present workplace holders.

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All township officers who certified with out opposition or received their election shall be sworn in on Nov. 20.

— Contact Don Reid: [email protected]

This article initially appeared on Coldwater Daily Reporter: Township board seats filled with few elections for August and November

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