Three days left to file for county, township elections

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Here is the list of people who have filed the proper paperwork to run for office as of 10:30 a.m., April 15. To see the list, click on the image above. Wherever you see a name is where the person has filed to run.

CARO — With just three days left to file the paperwork needed to run for some elected positions in Tuscola County, nearly 100 people already have done so. 

The list of 97 who have filed to run includes current Tuscola County Undersheriff Glen Skrent who is running for sheriff along with Tuscola County incumbents seeking re-election: Prosecutor Mark Reene, Clerk Jodi Fetting, Treasurer Patricia Donovan-Gray, Drain Commissioner Robert Mantey, Register of Deeds John Bishop and Road Commissioners Mike Zwerk and Julie Matuszak.

Cass City Village Council member Nancy Barrios has filed to challenge incumbent Thomas Young for the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners’ district 1 seat. Incumbents Thom Bardwell, Craig Kirkpatrick, and Matthew Bierlein have filed for districts 2, 4, 5, respectively, and without any challengers as of press time. 

Kim Vaughan and John J. Sauber have filed to run for district 3, currently held by Christine Trisch, who had not filed as of press time.

Other races shaping up include Bruce Foether challenging Robert Forbes for the supervisor position in Vassar Township and three people filing to run for supervisor of Watertown Township: incumbent Danny Quertermous, Frank Worvie, and Ruby Stark.  In Ellington Township, Bobbie Mozden confirmed to The Advertiser Friday that she has filed the paperwork to challenge incumbent Joddy Ehrenberg for the position of township clerk. Newcomer Gregg Campbell has filed to run for trustee. Board incumbents Duane Lockwood, Diane Wilder, Patrick Price, and Mike Wagner also have filed seeking reelection.

(The full list of those running can be viewed here)

Those who are interested in running for various positions throughout the county should refer to the following guide provided to The Advertiser by Fetting:

County Offices:

Partisan candidates for a county office need to file the appropriate paperwork by 4 p.m., April 19 for the Aug. 2 primary election. Partisan candidates will file the nominating petition (or pay a filing fee if applicable) and the affidavit of identity with the Tuscola County Clerk, Jodi Fetting.

  • Sheriff – 4-year term
  • Prosecutor – 4-year term
  • County Clerk – 4-year term
  • Treasurer – 4-year term
  • Register of Deeds – 4-year term
  • County Commissioner – 2-year term
  • District 1
  • District 2
  • District 3
  • District 4
  • District 5
  • Road Commissioner – 2 seats available –

6-year term

The winners of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will be nominated to the Nov. 8 general election to be elected.

 Township Offices:

Partisan candidates for a township office need to file the appropriate paperwork by 4 p.m., April 19 for the Aug. 2 primary election. Partisan candidates will file the nominating petition and the affidavit of identity for township offices of supervisor, clerk, treasurer or trustee at their local township clerk’s office.

  • Supervisor – 4-year term
  • Clerk – 4-year term
  • Treasurer – 4-year term
  • Trustee – 4-year term

The winners of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will be nominated to the Nov. 8 general election to be elected. 

City Offices:

City mayor and city council candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general election. The filing deadline is 4 p.m., July 26. The nominating petition and the affidavit of identity will be filed at the following locations:

  • City of Caro – 2-year term – City of Caro  Clerk, Karen Snider
  • City of Caro Council – 3 seats available 4-  year term – City of Caro Clerk, Karen Snider
  • City of Vassar Council – Two 2-year and two  4-year seats available – City of Vassar Clerk,  Merri Lemcke

School Boards:

School board candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general election. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. July 26.

The following school board candidates will file the nominating petition (or pay a filing fee if applicable) and the affidavit of identity at the following locations:

  • Akron-Fairgrove School District – Fairgrove Township Clerk, Karen Goodchild
  • Caro School District – Tuscola County Clerk, Jodi Fetting
  • Cass City School District – Elkland Township Clerk, Ed LaBelle
  • Kingston School District – Kingston Township Clerk, Carrie Gilley
  • Mayville School District – Fremont Township Clerk, Amy Holbrook
  • Millington School District – Millington Township Clerk, Sheila Hebner
  • Reese School District – Denmark Township Clerk Nancy Heinlein
  • Vassar School District – City of Vassar Clerk, Merri Lemcke

The following School Board Candidates will file the proper paperwork with the local Clerk according to the school district’s election coordinating agreement. An interested party can check with the listed County Clerk for further direction.

  • Frankenmuth School District –

Saginaw County

  • Marlette School District – Sanilac County
  • Owendale-Gagetown School District –

Huron County

  • Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District – Huron County

Village Offices:

Village candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general election. The nominating petition and the affidavit of identity need to be filed with the following local clerks by 4 p.m., July 26:

  • Village of Akron – Akron Township Clerk, Ann Allen
  • Village of Cass City – Elkland Township Clerk, Ed LaBelle
  • Village of Fairgrove – Fairgrove Township Clerk, Karen Goodchild
  • Village of Gagetown – Elmwood Township Clerk, Connie McNaughton
  • Village of Kingston – Kingston Township Clerk, Carrie Gilley
  • Village of Mayville – Fremont Township Clerk, Amy Holbrook
  • Village of Millington – Millington Township Clerk, Sheila Hebner
  • Village of Reese – Denmark Township Clerk, Nancy Heinlein
  • Village of Unionville – Columbia Township Clerk, Christine Kolar

Library Boards:

Library Board candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general election. Candidates will file the nominating petition (or pay a filing fee if applicable) and the affidavit of identity with the Tuscola County Clerk, Jodi Fetting by 4 p.m., July 21

  • Caro Library Board – 3 seats available – 4-year term
  • Millington-Arbela Library Board – 3 seats available – 4-year term

Precinct Delegates:

Precinct delegate candidates will appear on the Aug. 2 primary election. Candidates need to file a precinct delegate affidavit of identity with the Tuscola County Clerk, Jodi Fetting, by 4 p.m., May 3, in order to have their name appear on the August ballot. After this date, an individual would need to file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for precinct delegate with their local clerk. 

Proposals:

August Election – Ballot wording needs to be filed by May 10

November Election – Ballot wording needs to be filed by Aug. 16 

Other Information:

The nominating petition and affidavit of identity forms can be picked up at the Tuscola County Clerk’s Office or any local Clerk’s Office. A listing of Township and City Clerks can be found at:  www.tuscolacounty.org/localgov, Township Officials’ Contact Information. 

The last day to register to vote for the August primary election is on July 5 and for the November general election is Oct. 11. The Michigan Voter Registration Form can be found at:  www.tuscolacounty.org/clerk. 

If you have further questions, please contact Fetting at 989-672-3780 or your local township or city clerk.

 

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