Despite continued crime throughout Montcalm County, voters decided to turn down a proposal in support of local law enforcement millage. A 0.6 millage proposal to generate $971,830 per year for two years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was shot down Tuesday by 11,647 “yes” votes (48 percent) compared to 12,735 “no” votes (52 percent).
After serving the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years, Republican Dale Miller will now lead the department as the newly elected sheriff.
Despite losing the national presidential race Tuesday, local Republicans found delight in celebrating the re-election of one of their own. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was re-elected to his 70th District post for a second term, besting challenger and former state representative Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville. The tallied votes included 17,104 for Outman and 14,150 for Huckleberry (not including one precinct in Gratiot County, which remained unreported early Wednesday morning).
In a race for Montcalm Township supervisor, incumbent Michael Adams, an independent, was elected to a full term for the first time.
Three Rons were elected to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners in contested races Tuesday.
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Edmore Village President Lon Leonard will pass the torch of office to Chet Guild after voters chose Guild by a comfortable margin in Tuesday’s election.
Guild garnered 228 votes (58.02 percent) to Leonard’s 164 votes(41.73 percent).
Neither candidate vying for the Montcalm County drain commissioner’s post expressed much surprise at the outcome of Tuesday’s election.
With 29 of 31 precincts tallied, Republican Sandy Raines of Sidney beat out Democratic challenger Shane Jacobs of Howard City with a vote of 13,240 to 9,111.
In a close race for Eureka Township supervisor, incumbent Democrat Laura Shears was re-elected for another term.
“I just want to thank the voters,” Shears said on Tuesday night of her win.
AREA PROPOSALS IONIA COUNTY 911 OPERATING SURCHARGE PROPOSAL For the period beginning July 1, 2013 and continuing through the month of June in the year 2021, shall Ionia County be authorized to assess a monthly surcharge of up to Two Dollars and Forty Cents (not to exceed $2.40) on the monthly billings of landline, wireless [...]