Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell is hoping voters will place a priority on protection when they vote Nov. 6. Voters will be asked whether to approve a 0.6 mill proposal to generate about $950,000 over two years to help restore and maintain sheriff’s department coverage throughout Montcalm County.
With current Ionia County Sheriff Dwain Dennis choosing not to run for another term, the race for a new sheriff is between Republican Dale Miller and Democrat Gordy Douglas. Miller, 56, of Lake Odessa, has more than 32 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as undersheriff for Ionia County.
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Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak will be joined by Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette in Greenville on Saturday. The state Republican team is traveling around the state for the Believe in Michigan Bus Tour. The Greenville stop is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Montcalm GOP Headquarters at 214 South Franklin St. in Greenville.
Voters will decide on six statewide proposals one week from today. “A very crowded ballot,” observed Gov. Rick Snyder at a recent townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College.
Gov. Rick Snyder recently appeared with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College to rally the Republican base. The Daily News sat down with Snyder for an interview after the event to get the governor’s thoughts on the upcoming election, which takes place one week from today.
Many residents gathered at the Montcalm Community College Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville on Tuesday evening to ask political candidates questions before the Nov. 6 election.
With the general election right around the corner on Nov. 6, state legislators used Monday’s one-hour Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College to update and inform those in attendance on six ballot proposals that voters will decide.
Two candidates for 70th District State House representative are known for pointing out the differences in their respective political platforms. But Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville, and State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, have something in common — both are local business owners and both have had financial difficulties.
John Bush of Belding successfully won Tuesday’s primary election over challenger David Daniels of Lake Odessa to retain his role as Ionia County Drain Commissioner. With 3,034 of 4,354 votes (70 percent) Bush easily won the Republican race. Bush has no Democratic opposition in November’s general election. He says this will be his last term as county drain commissioner.