Courier-Leader & Flashes

Voters turnout in large numbers at polls

By Paul Garrod
Staff Writer

PAW PAW – More than 32,000 Van Buren County registered voters went to the polls last week to cast their ballots, according to unofficial information from the Van Buren County Clerk’s Office, as reported on the website, electionreporting.com.
The county clerk’s office said a total of 32,144 registered voters, or 58.87 percent, took part in last week’s election. There are 54,606 registered voters in the county.
The following is unofficial results from the county clerk’s office, as reported on electionreporting.com.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Gretchen Whitmer – 15,347
Tudor M. Dixon – 15,974
Mary Buzuma – 320
Donna Brandenburg – 148
Kevin Hogan – 85
Daryl M. Simpson – 48
Total write-in -25

Secretary of State
Jocelyn Benson – 15,572
Kristina Elaine Karamo -15,219
Gregory Scott Stempfle – 461
Christine C. Schwartz – 264
Larry James Hutchinson Jr. – 126
Total write-in – 30

Attorney General
Dana Nessel -1 4,739
Matthew DePerno – 15,850
Joseph W. McHugh Jr. – 571
Gerald T. Van Sickle – 289
Total write-in – 43

Representative in Congress 4th District
Joseph Alfonso – 12,470
Bill Huizenga – 17,657
Lorence Wenke – 920
Curtis Michael Clark – 274
Total write-in – 38

State Senator 19th District
Sean McCann – 2,814
Tamara Mitchell – 3,182
Total write-in – 13

State Senator 20th District
Kim Jorgensen Gane – 9,944
Aric Nesbitt – 15,183
Total write-in – 60

State Rep 39th District
Jared Polonowski – 10,484
Pauline Wendzel – 15,973
Total write-in – 90

Justice of Supreme Court (2)
Richard Bernstein – 13,445
Kyra Harris Bolden – 8,281
Paul Hudson – 6,607
Kerry Lee Morgan – 3,496
Brian Zahra – 10,752
Total write-in – 285

Judge of District Court 7th District
Michael T. McKay – 18,345
Total write-in – 440

County Commissioner 1
Gail Lee Patterson-Gladney – 2,961
Total write-in – 139
County Commissioner 2
Mike Chappell – 2,611
Total write-in – 80
County Commissioner 3
Kurt Doroh – 2,458
Total write-in – 108
County Commissioner 4
John Wagner – 1,866
Richard D. Godfrey – 3,109
Total write-in – 8
County Commissioner 5
Randall Peat – 3,246
Total write-in – 112
County Commissioner 6
Tina Leary – 3,319
Total write-in – 94
County Commissioner 7
Paul S. Schincariol – 3,314
Total write-in – 96
Arlington Township Treasurer
Jill Sanborn – 541
Total write-in – 26
Covert Township Supervisor
Daywi Cook – 530
Total write-in – 51
Covert Township Treasurer
Marilyn Rendell – 527
Total write-in – 45
Geneva Township Clerk
Brandie Rainey – 894
Total write-in – 34

Hamilton Township Clerk
Rebecca A. Mott – 458
Total write-in – 9

Lawrence Township Treasurer
Kimberly Kiley – 859
Total write-in – 23

Waverly Township Clerk
Starr Houston – 753
Total write-in – 17

Hartford City Commissioner (3)
Ron Burleson – 227
Jane Danger – 297
Frank A. Dockter – 230
Mark Little – 182
John Miller – 257
Total write-in – 12

Village President for Bloomingdale
Renee M. Robbins – 102
Total write-in – 3
Village Trustee for Bloomingdale (3)
Breanna Crawford – 72
Gail Simpson – 74
Barbara Kay Strong – 84
Total write-in – 0

Village Trustee for Breedsville 4 yr (1)
William Yeager – 29
Total write-in – 1
Village Trustee for Breedsville 2 yr (1)
Tim Weniger – 27
Total write-in – 1
Village Trustee Partial for Breedsville (1)
Total write-in – 5
Village Trustee for Decatur (3)
Cynthia A. Pachner – 356
Total write-in – 29

Village President for Lawrence
David Quick – 193
Total write-in – 13
Village Trustee for Lawrence (3)
Alicia Lorenzo – 183
Klaas Maring – 130
Total write-in – 19

Village President Partial for Lawton
Joshua C. Appleby – 416
Total write-in – 8
Village Trustee for Lawton (3)
Eric A. Dudek – 345
Ryan J. Tanis – 277
Ren Turner – 333
Total write-in – 9
Village Library for Lawton (3)
Total write-in – 66
Village Library Partial for Lawton (1)
Total write-in – 59

Village Trustee for Mattawan (4)
Don Cole – 463
Scott Smith – 405
Delores Taylor – 448
Total write-in – 97
Village Trustee Partial for Mattawan (2)
Total write-in – 96

Village Trustee for Paw Paw (3)
Douglas Craddock – 541
Nicolas Martinez – 608
Steven D. Richardson – 567
Total write-in – 31

School Board Member Bangor (3)
Imelda Aparicio – ,018
Derek Babcock – 1,264
Dick Watkins – 1,107
Total write-in – 76
School Board Member Partial Bangor (1)
Total write-in – 297
School Board Member Bangor Wood District 8 (2)
Peggy S. Harden – 25
Lisa deBest Heimsath – 14
Sharon A. Myrkle – 13
Total write-in – 0
School Board Member Bloomingdale (3)
Josh Odell -769
Dan Stafford – 674
Total write-in – 134
School Board Member Partial Bloomingdale (1)
Jodi Sower – 881
Total write-in – 29
School Board Member Covert (3)
Veronica Aburto Cortes – 393
Valerie Bury – 393
Total write-in – 47
School Board Member Partial Covert (1)
Total write-in – 98
School Board Member Decatur (2)
Mark Pelfrey – 862
Christopher Silvia – 1,004
Total write-in – 27
School Board Member Gobles (3)
Stacey Paul Austin – 534
Susan Dalton-Akers – 1,064
Jason Holland – 647
Melanie Martin – 866
Marc A. VanHeukelum -793
Donald R. Warren – 469
Kevin J. White – 949
Total write-in – 42
School Board Member Hartford (3)
Melissa Galvan -725
Kurt G. Kuehnle – 802
Phillip Lucas – 640
Jason Meachum – 904
Lee Mireles – 815
Total write-in – 24
School Board Member Partial Hartford (1)
Rick Vawter – 1,228
Total write-in – 37
School Board Member Lawrence (3)
Alan Colgren – 759
Gregory A. Kovacs – 687
Deborah Salvano – 891
Total write-in – 44
School Board Member Partial Lawrence (2)
Total write-in – 130
School Board Member Lawton (2)
Stephen E. Carroll – 1,445
Matt Riggs – 1,617
Total write-in – 27
School Board Member Partial Lawton (1)
Eric Smith – 1,806
Total write-in – 23
School Board Member Mattawan (4)
Onur Arugaslan -1,383
Rick George -1,657
Marika Hawes-Ruhrup -1,506
Shari Magrath –1,905
Total write-in – 63
School Board Member Paw Paw (3)
Ray Martin -2,777
Nathan Mitchell – 2,691
Dale C. Pease – 2,836
John Resseguie – 1,943
Total write-in – 106
School Board Member Partial Paw Paw 4 yr (1)
Brent McNitt -3,633
Total write-in – 116
School Board Member Partial Paw Paw 2 yr (1)
Lindsay M. Clark – 2,893
Torrie Meier – 1,601
Total write-in -52

District Library Board Paw Paw (4)
Sherry Bennett -2,826
Catherine Bolton – 2,883
Suzanne H. Miller – 2,989
Brian Wiersma – 2,807
Total write-in -78

School Board Member South Haven (4)
Claire Bodtke – 2,270
Laura A. Bos -2,321
Shawn Olney -2,368
Theressa Ruppert -2,478
Total write-in -108

State Proposal 22 – 1
Yes 20,592
No 10,312
State Proposal 22 – 2
Yes 17,939
No 13,163
State Proposal 22 – 3
Yes 16,697
No 14,719
City of Bangor Cemetery Millage Proposal
Yes 257
No 213
Bangor Township Senior Services Millage Proposal
Yes 332
No 330
Columbia Township Operating Millage Proposal
Yes 372
No 526
Disincorporation of Breedsville
Yes 356
No 425
Lawrence Township Parks and Rec Millage Proposal
Yes 514
No 640
South Haven Charter Township Marijuana Dispensaries Proposal
Yes 892
No 752
Waverly Township Proposal for Services for Older Persons
Yes 631
No 409
Bloomingdale Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal
Yes 605
No 689
Lawton Community Schools Operating Millage Proposal
Yes 1,610
No 1,029

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