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ELECTION PREVIEW: 6 townships, 1 school district seek millages

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.

Chad Murphy

ELECTION PREVIEW: Incumbent, newcomer face off for Ionia commission spot

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.

Debra Bach

ELECTION PREVIEW: 2 Belding residents seek open Ionia commissioner seat

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.

Kathleen Dunne

ELECTION PREVIEW: 2 candidates running against current judge

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.

Brian Greene

ELECTION PREVIEW: Greenville councilman, planning commissioner vie for Montcalm County spot

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.

Lisa Posthumus Lyons

ELECTION PREVIEW: Lyons faces Republican challenger

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.

Ken Hart

ELECTION PREVIEW: Democrats Hart and Hoisington hoping to face off against Outman

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.

Justin Amash

ELECTION PREVIEW: Amash faces GOP challenger in primary

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.

Peter Konetchy

ELECTION PREVIEW: 3 vying for open 4th District seat

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.

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16 running for 5 seats in Edmore; Sheridan and Pierson candidates disqualified

Sixteen candidates have filed to run for five open seats on the Edmore Village Council, while multiple potential candidates have been disqualified for running for election in the villages of Sheridan and Pierson.