2014-04-24 / Front Page

New faces grace ballot

Commissioner seats up for grabs in Aug.

MANISTIQUE – The August primary is only four months away and the line-up of candidates and proposals is coming together.

According to Schoolcraft County Clerk Dan McKinney, this year’s race for all five district seats on the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioners consists of: District 1: Craig A. Reiter (Republican) and Jerry L. Glasscock (Democrat); District 2: Susan Cameron (Democrat), Jacob P. Swisher (Republican), Devin Lawrence (Republican) and Allan Ott (Republican); District 3: Larry Franklin Mersnick (Republican) and Gary L. Demers (Democrat); District 4: Isaac R. Swisher (Republican), Gerald L. Zellar (Democrat) and Christine Rantanen (Democrat); and District 5: Daniel LaFoille Sr. (Republican) and Patrick V. Carley (Democrat).

Running for a spot on the Schoolcraft County Road Commission are: Gregory Hase (Democrat), Doug Erickson (Republican), and Thomas J. Klarich (Democrat).

Cindy Jenerou (Democrat) is running unopposed as Hiawatha Township clerk.

Area precinct delegates include: Doyle Township, Republican delegates (two positions): Craig A. Reiter, Marie D. Barr, and James J. Barr; Manistique Township, Republican delegates (three positions): Angus Wright, Kenneth Arthur Rautiola, and Rudy Lawrence; Manistique Precinct 2, Republican delegates (three positions): Doug Erickson and Richard Ketcik; Thompson Township, Republican delegates (three positions): Jim Curran.

There are no current candidates for delegates from either political party in Seney, Germfask, Inwood, Mueller or Hiawatha townships, as well as Manistique City Precinct 1, 3 and 4.

Proposals on the August ballot include: a proposal to allow the in termediate school district to levy the maximum allocated millage rate of .15 mill for operating purposes previously approved by the electors which has been reduced as a result of the “Headlee” reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963; a special education millage proposal to increase the levy by the intermediate school district of millage for special education programs previously approved by the electors and restore millage lost as a result of the “Headlee” reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963; and an area career and technical education millage proposal to increase the levy by the intermediate school district of millage for area career and technical education programs previously approved by the electors and restore millage lost as a result of the “Headlee” reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

For more information about ballot proposals or candidates, contact the county clerk’s office at: 341- 3618.

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