Salted with Sharks

Guide to the 2012 August Primary Elections

In Calendar, Politics, Uncategorized on July 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

The Elberta Village Board election is nonpartisan, so we don’t have a primary. Petitions for candidacy (minimum of six signatures) must be filed by 4 pm August 14. Important note: Because you cannot “split your ticket,” you will not be able to vote in the Republican-candidate-only races (prosecuting attorney, sheriff, Benzie County treasurer, Benzie County road commissioner) if you want to vote Democrat in any of the other races. Furthermore, all these Republican-only races will be decided at the August 7 primary. Make sure you check the back of your ballot—not all the races fit on one side!

The following information comes courtesy of the League of Women Voters. It’s also available here at the awesome Benzie County Government website.

CONGRESSIONAL: United States Senator

R Clark Durant 430 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

R Gary Glenn PO Box 1027, Midland, MI 48641

R Randy Hekman 1932 Oak Hollow Road, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

R Pete Hoekstra 1454 Cimmoran Dr, Holland, MI 49423

R Peter Konetchey PO Box 816, Roscommon, MI 48653

D Debbie Stabenow PO Box 4945, East Lansing, MI 48826

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CONGRESSIONAL: 1st District Rep

R Dan Benishek 802 Pentoga Trail, Crystal Falls, MI 49920

D Gary McDowell 10820 Glen St, Rudyard, MI 49780

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STATE HOUSE:  101st District State Representative

R Ray Franz, PO Box 25, Onekama, MI 49675

D Derek J. Bailey PO Box 903, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

D Allen O’Shea PO Box 7, Copemish, MI 49625

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JUDICIAL: 4th District Judge of the Court of Appeals – Incumbent

Stephen Leopold Borrello

Peter D. O’Connell

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JUDICIAL: 4th District Judge of the Court of Appeals – Incumbent – Partial Term Ending 1/1/2015

Amy Ronayne Krause

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JUDICIAL: Probate Judge

David J. Bedells 231-360-1640, 810 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635 david@bedellsforjudge.org

Billie Jo Clark 231-633-7114, 19621 Maple St, Lake Ann, MI 49650 lalaw@lakeann.biz

John B. Daugherty 231-882-4404 PO Box 633, Beulah, MI 49617 jbdplc@sbcglobal.net

John D. Mead 231-352-4676 PO Box 1128, Frankfort, MI 49635 mead4judge@yahoo.com

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BENZIE COUNTY: Prosecuting Attorney

R Anthony Cicchelli 231-352-6300 PO Box 352, Frankfort, MI 49635 tonyforprosecutor@gmail.com

R Sara M. Mason 231-882-7987 PO Box 687, Beulah, MI 49617 mason_saram@yahoo.com

R Michael L. Smith 231-649-4640 PO Box 106, Lake Ann, MI 49650 MLSatty@aol.com

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BENZIE COUNTY: Sheriff

R David Casey 231-631-0875 6744 Weldon Rd, Thompsonville, MI 49683 dcasey614@gmail.com

R Blair Moss 231-882-0379 PO Box 27, Beulah, MI 49617

R Ted Schendel 231-325-0095 PO Box 651, Beulah, MI 49617 TedKell1@aol.com

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BENZIE COUNTY: Clerk

R Dawn Olney 231-882-9883 PO Box 204, Beulah, MI 49617

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BENZIE COUNTY: Treasurer

R John Morse 231-218-1113 6588 Ann Street, Lake Ann, MI 49650 John.Morse.CPA@gamilcom

R Michelle Lynn Thompson 231-651-9066 PO Box 711, Beulah, MI 49617 chelle82@localnet.com

R Mary Wixson 231-383-2845 14671 Hall Ave, Thompsonville, MI 49683 mare49683@yahoo.com

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BENZIE COUNTY: Register of Deeds

R Amy J. Bissell 231-352-6158 752 Grace Road, Frankfort, MI 49635 dabissell@chartermi.net

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BENZIE COUNTY: Road Commissioner

R Ted Mick 231-352-6114 3963 Raymond Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635 micktjh@gmail.com

R Terry A. Money 231-510-2400 2414 Valley Road, Honor, MI 49640

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BENZIE COUNTY: Drain Commissioner

D Christy L. Andersen 231-275-5311 15943 Fewins Rd, Interlochen, MI 49643 riders@centurytel.net

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BENZIE COUNTY: Surveyor

R John B. Smendzuik 231-882-5519 PO Box 473, Beulah, MI 49617

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BENZIE COUNTY: Commissioner, District III (Frankfort and Crystal Lake)

R Roger Griner 231-651-0757 316 Michigan Ave, Frankfort, MI 49635

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BENZIE COUNTY: Commissioner, District VII (Elberta, Gilmore, Blaine, Joyfield, Weldon, part of Village of Thompsonville)

R Adrian M. Poulisse 231-835-0738 2889 Nugent Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635 Adrian4Benzie@gmail.com

D Donald R. Tanner 231-882-7266 7467 Hoadley Road, Benzonia, MI 49616

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GILMORE TOWNSHIP: Supervisor

D Carl Noffsinger 231-352-4717 PO Box 202, Elberta, MI 49628

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GILMORE TOWNSHIP: Clerk

D Sharyn Bower 231-352-4901 PO Box 361, Elberta, MI 49628 bower@villageofelberta.org

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GILMORE TOWNSHIP: Treasurer

D Laura M. Manville 231-357-3203 PO Box 116, Elberta, MI 49628 manville@villageofelberta.org

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GILMORE TOWNSHIP: Trustee (2 slots)

D Ronald L. Beyette 231-352-7624 PO Box 45, Elberta, MI 49628

D Douglas D. Holmes 231-835-0233 2612 Paul Rose Rd, Frankfort, MI elberta2007@yahoo.com

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See the complete list of Benzie County primary candidates here: 2012+Candidate+List

  1. Thank God for the Alert and the League! Thank YOU, EMILY!

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