Entire Reynolds Township Board ousted by wide margin


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 10:52 am on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Daniel Fisk

Robin Sholty

Jan Stevens

Aaron Kindel

Willet Smith

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP — Voters in Reynolds Township were ready for a change and they said so resoundingly Tuesday.

The entire five-member Reynolds Township Board was overwhelmingly ousted by five challengers. Nearly 30 percent of the township’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election.

Daniel Fisk beat Supervisor Keith Grannis by 604 votes to 233 votes.

Robin Sholty beat Clerk Tina Porzondek by 572 votes to 258 votes.

Jan Stevens beat Treasurer Roger Stedman by 593 votes to 240 votes.

Aaron Kindel and Willet “Bill” Smith received 551 votes and 544 votes respectively to beat trustees Lee Olsen and Ann Yanke, who received 199 votes and 219 votes respectively.

Fisk, Grannis and Porzondek could not be reached for comment this morning.

“We knew that a change had to be done,” Sholty said. “Obviously the people spoke.”

“The voters voted and they’re going to get what the voted for,” Stedman countered. “Now they’ll live with what they voted for.”

Fisk is a graduate of Tri County High School and co-owns Ron Fisk Hardwoods.

Sholty formerly worked for the Lansing State Journal.

Stevens is a graduate of Tri County High School and graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has done accounting and tax work for the Salvation Army and Guardsman Chemical Co. and was an administrative assistant at Amway Grand Plaza and Progressive Engineering and administrative assistant to the vice president of store operations for MC Sports.

Kindel has worked at his family’s business, Ark’s Electric, for 22 years, starting at age 15. He is a graduate of Tri County High School.

Smith graduated from Howard City High School. He worked for Meijer for 42 years, retiring as group vice president in charge of marketing and advertising. He was previously township treasurer and a member of the township board for 13 years.

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