The return of fall provides many physical and cultural changes throughout Michigan, not to mention the reconvening of a full-time Legislature in Lansing. With the return of everyday politics at the Capitol, EightCAP Inc. welcomed the first Legislative Update meeting Monday at Montcalm Community College since the Legislature adjourned last May for summer recess.
Results from township ballot proposals, renewals and board elections.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, once again earned the Republican nod for congressman for Michigan’s 3rd District by defeating fellow Republican challenger Brian Ellis on Tuesday.
State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, earned her party’s nod in Tuesday’s primary election, topping her opponent Angela Rigas, also a Republican from Alto.
The roads in Ionia County are among the worst in the state. On Tuesday, residents voted by a narrow margin — just 56 votes — to let the matter lie for now.
A state senator is one step closer to representing the 15-county 4th District of Michigan. John Moolenaar, 53, of Midland, bested two other Republicans in one of Tuesday’s hottest primary election races. He came out on top with 34,401 votes. His main opponent Paul Mitchell, of Saginaw, had 23,844 votes. Peter Konetchy, of Roscommon, finished a distant third with 7,408 votes.
A Democrat from Stanton will take on the current Republican state representative for the 70th District seat in November. James Hoisington bested Ken Hart in a close race to win the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary election.
Montcalm County 64B District Court Judge Donald Hemingsen easily took the majority of the votes in Tuesday’s primary election. The longtime judge was challenged for his seat on the bench by Greenville attorney Kathleen Dunne and Stanton attorney Ronald Finegood.
David Hodges successfully defeated his fellow Republican challenger Debra Bach on Tuesday, winning the race for an open District 1 seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners.
In a bid for re-election to his second term as Ionia County Commissioner for District 5, Scott Wirtz successfully defeated fellow Republican challenger Chad Murphy.