Mid term Election Coverage 2018

November 2, 2018

Don't forget to vote on November 6th!

Don’t forget to vote on November 6th!

Check out all of our coverage for the election before you cast your vote on November 6th. Click on the below links and read up on your candidate choices featured on the ballot.

Senate race pits Vanderwaal against Taillard

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

“Vanderwall is challenging Democrat candidate Mike Talliard for a four-year term in Michigan’s 35th Senate District. For Vanderwall’s complete biography and platform, please visit www.curtvanderwall.com. This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

“Taillard is challenging Republican candidate Curt Vanderwall for a four-year term in Michigan’s 35th Senate District. For Taillard’s complete biography and platform, please visit miketaillard.com. This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

House race has political newcomer challenging Wentworth

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

“Young-Wenkel is challenging incumbent Republican candidate Jason Wentworth for a two-year term in Michigan’s 97th House of Representatives District. For Young-Wenkel’s complete biography and platform, please visit facebook.com/celiafor97mi This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

“Incumbent Republican candidate Jason Wentworth is challenging Democrat Celia Young-Wenkel for a two-year term in Michigan’s 97th House of Representatives District. For Wentworth’s complete biography and platform, please visit facebook.com/VoteWentworth This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

Moolenaar challenged by Hilliard for Congressional seat

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

“Moolenaar is challenging Democrat candidate Jerry Hilliard for a two-year term in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. For Moolenaar’s complete biography and platform, please visit johnmoolenaarforcongress.com This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

“Hilliard is challenging Republican incumbent John Moolenaar for a two-year term in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. For Hilliard’s complete biography and platform, please visit hilliardforcongress.com This exclusive interview was provided for the Marion Press and Clare County Review. Remarks edited for clarity.”

Gillmore, Maddox challenge for Village President seat

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“Don Gillmore will be running for another term as Marion Village president in the November general election.

He’s been president for six years. He was a trustee five years.

Tony Maddox is also running for the office.”

McBain candidates expected to keep school board seats

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“Three McBain School Board members are on the ballot in the November election and all three are seeking to keep their current seats.

The candidates are Jeremy Hamilton, Dennis Heuker and Matt Kline.”

Four charter amendments on Evart ballot

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“City of Evart voters will have four proposals to act upon on Nov. 8 during the general election.

Three of the proposals are charter amendments.

The first one is to change the Evart City Clerk from an elected position by the city electors to an appointed position to take effect in November 2020 or upon a vacancy in the office, or whichever happens first.

The second proposal is to change the number of regular meetings, per month, from at least twice, to at least one.

The third is to change the date, for the final payment of city taxes, prior to late penalty, from Aug. 10, to Sept. 15, of each year.

The fourth proposal is for the city to levy 1.8 mills ($1.80 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) from 2019 to 2022, inclusive, for a period of four years.”

Four Marion School Board seats are up for grabs

By John Raffel
Corresponded

“It’ a crowded field in the race for four Marion Board of Education seats in next Tuesday’s election.

There are eight candidates for the four spots:

Monica Cox, Tammy Ladd, Chris McCrimmon, Ryan A. Raymond. Cindy Truxton, Courtney Wilson, Keith G. Calkins and Angela M. Carpenter.

Cox, McCrimmon, Raymond and Wilson are incumbents.

The Marion Press in last week’s issue and through other means invited the candidates to provide information and thoughts to the community on the school board. Three have responded: Cox, Raymond and Calkins.”

Four seek three Marion Village trustee seats

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“Four candidates are running for three seats as trustee for the village of Marion in next Tuesday’s election.

The candidates are Calvin J. Ellens, Stephen Henderson, Scott R. Salisbury and Bonnie Richardson Tenney. Ellens is a challenger while the other three are incumbents.

All four candidates responded to requests by the Marion Press to be interviewed on their candidacies.”

Three on ballot to be Evart mayor

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“The City of Evart is having elections on Tuesday for several nompartisan positions.

This includes a three-way race for mayor.

The candidates are Kevin Beemer, Karen Higgins and John Joyce.”

Voters to consider legalizing marijuana and other proposals

By John Raffel
Correspondent

“Area voters will be considering three state proposals on the November election ballot including the legalization of the use of marijuana products, forming a committee to decide district boundaries and automatic and Election Day voter registration.”

 



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