Dale Reyburn

Reyburn to return to Montcalm County Board of Commissioners

Dale Reyburn will be filling the District 1 seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Ron Blanding on the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners. On Tuesday, voters selected Reyburn over candidate Brian Greene by a very narrow margin of 115 to 107 votes. Both candidates hail from Greenville.

John Moolenaar

Moolenaar claims 4th District GOP primary victory

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.

James Hoisington

Hoisington to face Outman for 70th District

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.

Judge Donald Hemingsen

Hemingsen leads judge vote, will face Dunne in November 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.


2014 Primary Election Preview Links

Click on the following links for stories previewing Tuesday’s primary election.


ELECTION PREVIEW: Candidate questionnaires (local contested races)

The Daily News provided questionnaires to primary election candidates for state and local offices in contested races only. Following are the questions and answers.


ELECTION PREVIEW: Ionia road repairs up for vote

The overall poor standing of roads in Ionia County is no secret to anyone who has traversed a county road.


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.