Six area townships and one school district will have millage proposals on Tuesday’s ballot. Most are renewals of previously passed millages intended to fund police and/or fire services for the townships.
Fenwick resident Scott Wirtz is running for his second term as 5th District Ionia County commissioner. He’s being challenged by fellow Republican Chad Murphy of Orleans as voters go to the polls on Tuesday.
Two Belding residents are vying for an opening for the Ionia County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat, previously held by Lynn Mason, who is seeking election for 86th District state representative.
Two local attorneys are looking to unseat the longtime judge of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court in Tuesday’s primary election. Kathleen Dunne of Greenville and Ronald Finegood of Stanton are both vying for the position currently held by Judge Donald Hemingsen of Sheridan.
Two Greenville residents will face off against each other for the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat being vacated by Ron Blanding, who will not run for re-election.
State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, is being challenged in her bid for re-election to the 86th District by Angela Rigas, also a Republican from Alto. The winner of the Tuesday’s primary election will face Democratic candidate Lynn Mason of Belding in November’s general election.
Two Democrats are facing off in the primary election for a chance to unseat the 70th District state representative incumbent in the general election. Ken Hart of Alma and James Hoisington of Stanton are vying for the Democratic win on Tuesday with the hope of besting current State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, in November.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, is running for his third term as the congressman for Michigan’s 3rd District. Amash will face challenger Brian Ellis for the Republican win in Tuesday’s primary election. The winner of Tuesday’s election will face Democrat Bob Goodrich of Kentwood in November’s general election.
Three Republicans are facing off in Tuesday’s primary election to see who will go up against a Democrat in the general election for the open 4th Congressional District seat. Longtime Congressman Dave Camp is not pursuing re-election to the 4th District, which encompasses the central and northwest section of Michigan, including 15 counties: Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Wexford.
Supporters of Montcalm County’s 4-H program are hoping the currently vacant 4-H coordinator position will be improved to a full-time job. Local 4-H advocates appeared at Monday’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting to ask the board to consider improving the part-time position to a full-time position for the upcoming fiscal year.