County has 65% voter turnout; recap of local election results.

November 9, 2016

vote_election_amberCounty has 65% voter turnout; recap of local election results. 

#MasonCountyElection.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Sixty-five percent of the 22,816 registered voters in Mason County voted in Tuesday’s Presidential Election, 14,948 people. Here are the results of most of the races in Mason County:

Note: Percentages are rounded up.

Straight party tickets: 

  • Republican: 3,970 (59%)
  • Democrat: 2,348 (35%)
  • Libertarian: 89 (.42%)
  • U.S. Taxpayers: 28 (.93%)
  • Green: 62 (.93%)
  • Natural Law: 5 (.08%)
  • Working Class: 130 (2%)

President of the United States:

  • Donald J. Trump (Republican): 8,505 (57%)
  • Hillary Clinton (Democrat):  5,281 (36%)
  • Gary Johnson (Libertarian): 601 (4%)
  • Darrell Castle (U.S. Taxpayer): 76 (.51%)
  • Jill Stein (Green): 189 (1%)
  • Emidio Mimi Soltysik (Natural Law): 6 (.04%)
  • Write-in: 134 (.91%)

Representative in Congress, First District: 

  • Jack Bergman (Rep): 2,258 (58%)
  • Lon Johnson (Dem): 1,442 (37%)
  • Diane Bostow (Lib): 149 (4%)
  • Ellis Boal (Green): 54 (1%)

Representative in Congress, Second District: 

  • Bill Huizenga (Rep): 6,617 (63%)
  • Dennis B. Murphy (Dem): 3,411 (32%)
  • Erwin J. Haas (Lib): 204 (2%)
  • Ronald E. Graeser (UST): 82 (.78%)
  • Matthew A. Brady (Green): 188 (1.8%)

Representative in State Legislature, 101st District: 

  • Curt VanderWall (Rep): 8,825 (60%)
  • Dan Scripps (Dem): 5,767 (40%)

Mason County Prosecuting Attorney

  • Paul R. Spaniola (Dem): 9,361 (97%)
  • Write-in: 316 (3%)

Mason County Sheriff

  • Kim C. Cole (Rep): 11,540 (98%)
  • Write-in: 161 (1%)

Mason County Clerk

  • Cheryl Kelly (Rep): 11,021 (99%)
  • Write-in: 133 (1%)

Mason County Treasurer

  • Andrew R. Kmetz IV (Rep): 10,535 (99%)
  • Write-in: 132 (1%)

Mason County Register of Deeds

  • Diane L. Englebrecht (Rep): 10,724 (99%)
  • Write-in: 105 (.97%)

Mason County Drain Commissioner

  • Jim Riffle (Rep): 11,020 (99%)
  • Write-in: 135 (1%)

Mason County Surveyor

  • Rex Pope (Rep): 10,466 (99%)
  • Write-in: 133 (1%)

Mason County Commission, First District

  • Wally Taranko (Rep): 1,496 (98%)
  • Write-in: 28 (2%)

Mason County Commission, Second District

  • Bill Carpenter (Rep): 1,207 (98%)
  • Write-in: 20 (2%)

Mason County Commission, Third District

  • Charles Lange (Rep): 1,835 (99%)
  • Write-in: 18 (.98%)

Mason County Commission, Fourth District

  • Lewis G. Squires (Rep): 1,703 (98%)
  • Write-in: 26 (2%)

Mason County Commission, Fifth District 

  • Steven K. Hull (Rep): 1,565 (99%)
  • Write-in: 16 (1%)

Mason County Commission, Sixth District

  • Janet S. Anderson (Rep): 1,505 (99%)
  • Write-in: 20 (1%)

Mason County Commission, Seventh District

  • Thomas M. Posma (Rep): 1,382 (98%)
  • Write-in: 31 (2%)

Amber Township Supervisor 

  • James F. Gallie (Rep): 998 (99%)
  • Write-in: 13 (1%)

Branch Township Supervisor

  • Michael D. Shoup (Dem): 376 (97%)
  • Write-in: 12 (3%)

Custer Township Supervisor 

  • Ron Bacon (Rep): 514 (99%)
  • Write-in: 6 (1%)

Eden Township Supervisor

  • Roger L. Nash (Dem): 182 (98%)
  • Write-in: 3 (2%)

Free Soil Township Supervisor 

  • Gregg C. Surma (Dem): 268 (85%)
  • Write-in: 47 (15%)

Grant Township Supervisor

  • Robert J. Rakowski (Dem): 318 (98%)
  • Write-in: 5 (2%)

Hamlin Township Supervisor

  • Nancy Vandervest (Rep): 1,590 (99%)
  • Write-in: 13 (.8%)

Logan Township Supervisor

  • Bruce Burke (Rep): 133 (97%)
  • Write-in: 4 (3%)

Meade Township Supervisor

  • Lois Krepps (Rep): 60 (94%)
  • Write-in: 4 (6%)

Pere Marquette Township Supervisor

  • Paul A. Keson (Rep): 1,075 (100%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.19%)

Riverton Township Supervisor 

  • Gary L. Dittmer: 319 (98%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.19%)

Sheridan Township Supervisor 

  • Corliss T. Gulembo (Dem): 339 (97%)
  • Write-in: 6 (2%)

Sherman Township Supervisor 

  • Joseph F. Mickevich (Dem): 377 (98%)
  • Write-in: 6 (2%)

Summit Township Supervisor 

  • D. Wayne Kelly (Rep): 416 (99%)
  • Write-in: 4 (.95%)

Victory Township Supervisor 

  • Jim Mazur (Dem): 425 (96%)
  • Write-in: 20 (4%)

Amber Township Clerk

  • Brenda J. Knizacky (Rep): 997 (99%)
  • Write-in: 11 (1%)

Branch Township Clerk

  • Kimberly Tenney (Rep): 403 (98%)
  • Write-in: 10 (2%)

Custer Township Clerk

  • Ann Larr (Rep): 509 (99%)
  • Write-in: 6 (1%)

Eden Township Clerk

  • Julie VanDyke (Rep): 182 (98%)
  • Write-in: 3 (1.62%)

Free Soil Township Clerk

  • Lynda Papes (Dem): 307 (98%)
  • Write-in: 5 (2%)

Grant Township Clerk

  • Mary Jo Janowiak (Dem): 317 (98%)
  • Write-in: 5 (2%)

Hamlin Township Clerk

  • Catherine Lewis (Rep): 1,572 (99%)
  • Write-in: 12 (.76%)

Logan Township Clerk

  • John Kampfschulte (Rep): 129 (98%)
  • Write-in: 2 (2%)

Meade Township Clerk

  • Sue Hasenbank (Rep): 73 (100%)

Pere Marquette Township Clerk

  • Rachelle D. Enbody (Rep): 1,060 (99%)
  • Write-in: 7 (.66%)

Riverton Township Clerk

  • Cynthia Gerbers (Rep): 473 (100%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.42%)

Sheridan Township Clerk

  • Marlynn E. Gulembo (Dem): 399 (97%)
  • Write-in: 10 (3%)

Sherman Township Clerk

  • Kurt D. Lubben (Rep): 409 (100%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.49%)

Summit Township Clerk

  • Mary Samuels (Rep): 424 (99%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

Victory Township Clerk

  • Barbara J. Egeler (Rep): 562 (99%)
  • Write-in: 7 (1%)

Amber Township Treasurer 

  • Connie Rathbun-Anderson (Rep): 966 (98%)
  • Write-in: 7 (2%)

Branch Township Treasurer

  • Ralph Razminas (Rep): 416 (98%)
  • Write-in: 10 (2%)

Custer Township Treasurer

  • Maxine Martincheck (Rep): 532 (99%)
  • Write-in: 7 (1%)

Eden Township Treasurer

  • Suzanne Stickney (Rep): 181 (98%)
  • Write-in: 3 (2%)

Free Soil Township Treasurer

  • Cindy Rybicki (Dem): 306 (99%)
  • Write-in: 4 (1%)

Grant Township Treasurer

  • Caroline Goodrich (Rep): 212 (46%)
  • Kristen Brandt (Dem): 253 (54%)

Hamlin Township Treasurer

  • Susan Ptaszenski (Rep): 1,545 (99%)
  • Write-in: 15 (1%)

Logan Township Treasurer

  • Judith U. VerSluys (Rep): 129 (98%
  • Write-in: 2 (2%)

Meade Township Treasurer

  • Mary J. Hasenbank (Rep): 71 (99%)
  • Write-in: 1 (1%)

Pere Marquette Township Treasurer

  • Sara L. McCallum (Rep): 1,057 (99%)
  • Write-in: 6 (1%)

Riverton Township Treasurer

  • Katherine Shafer (Rep): 441 (98%)
  • Write-in: 7 (2%)

Sheridan Township Treasurer

  • Jennie Borema (Dem): 342 (98%)
  • Write-in: 8 (2%)

Summit Township Treasurer

  • Mary L. Bedker (Rep): 425 (99%)
  • Write-in: 3 (1%)

Victory Township Treasurer

  • Patricia A. Geers (Rep): 569 (99%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

Amber Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Richard Glen Alway (Rep): 889 (50%)
  • Thomas Alway (Rep): 890 (50%)
  • Write-in: 5 (.95%)

Branch Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Shirley Brayton (Rep): 366 (48%)
  • Joseph Fiers (Rep): 383: 51%
  • Write-in: 10 (1%)

Custer Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • George Allison (Rep): 491 (51%)
  • Larry A. Larr (Rep): 461 (48%)
  • Write-in: 8 (.83%)

Eden Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Duane Stickney (Rep): 165 (54%)
  • Randy Salmon (Dem): 140 (46%)

Free Soil Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Robert Kran (Rep): 297 (50%)
  • Kenneth W. Savich (Rep): 289 (49%)
  • Write-in: 6 (1%)

Grant Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Brenda Kelly (Rep): 265 (49%)
  • Allen Bufka (Dem): 267 (50%)
  • Write-in: 6 (1%)

Hamlin Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Johnaine A. Gurzynski (Rep): 1,405 (57%)
  • Larry Rees (Dem): 1,048 (43%)
  • Write-in: 14 (.57%)

Logan Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Robert Burke (Rep): 124 (50%)
  • Laura J. McCumber (Rep): 121 (49%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.81%)

Meade Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Jim Metzger (Rep): 55 (46%)
  • Mark Vaas (Rep): 61 (51%)
  • Write-in: 3 (3%)

Riverton Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Scott A. Dittmer (Rep): 438 (50%)
  • Ronald Lundberg (Rep): 436 (50%)
  • Write-in: 5 (.57%)

Sheridan Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Jeff Cormany (Dem): 316 (51%)
  • Doug Damkoehler (Dem): 293 (47%)
  • Write-in: 11 (2%)

Sherman Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Curt Jones (Rep): 355 (55%)
  • Lori Cregg (Dem): 286 (45%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.31%)

Summit Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Edward L. Chase (Rep): 383 (49%)
  • Duane Cooper (Rep): 393 (50%)
  • Write-in: 6 (.77)

Victory Township Trustee

(2 positions)

  • Robert W. Kesling (Rep): 491 (48%)
  • Jerome Papes (Rep): 522 (51%)
  • Write-in: 9 (.88%)

Pere Marquette Township Trustee

(4 positions)

  • Andrew Kmetz (Rep): 864 (22%)
  • James T. Nordlund (Rep): 931 (24%)
  • Paul Piper (Rep): 933 (24%)
  • Henry E. Rasmussen (Rep): 745 (19%
  • Ron Soberalski: 444 (11%)

West Shore Community College Board of Trustees

(3 positions)

  • Bruce C. Smith: 7,705 (34%)
  • Richard M. Wilson Jr.: 6,827 (30%)
  • Sherry J. Wyman: 7,938 (35%)
  • Write-in: 154 (.68%)

West Shore Community College Board of Trustees

(1 position)

  • James Barker: 8,713 (99%)
  • Write-in: 103 (1%)

City of Ludington Mayor

  • Gary E. Castonia: 741 (22%)
  • Kaye Holman: 1,230 (36%)
  • Ron Martin: 174 (5%)
  • Cheri Stibitz-Rozell: 1,222 (36%)
  • Write-in: 12 (.36%)

City of Ludington Treasurer

  • Linda J. Rogers: 2,568 (99%)
  • Write-in: 25 (1%)

City of Ludington Councilor-at-Large

  • David S. Buskirk: 1,222 (39%)
  • Brandy Henderson: 1,899 (60%)
  • Write-in: 19 (1%)

City of Ludington Councilor, First Ward

  • Dick Rathsack: 439 (99%)
  • Write-in: 4 (1%)

City of Ludington Councilor, Third Ward

  • Les Johnson: 406 (72%)
  • Tom Rotta: 159 (28%)
  • Write-in: 2 (.35%)

City of Ludington Councilor, Fifth Ward

  • Nick Tykoski: 389 (99%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

City of Ludington Councilor, Fourth Ward

  • Mike Krauch: 296 (99%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

 

City of Scottville Commissioner-at-Large

(1 position)

  • Connie Duncil: 222 (55%)
  • Edward Hahn: 177 (44%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

City of Scottville Commissioner-at-Large

(2 positions)

  • Sally Jo Cole: 265 (48%)
  • Bruce F. Krieger: 285 (51%)
  • Write-in: 5 (1%)

City of Scottville Commissioner, First Ward

(1 position)

  • Nick Cilman: 78 (38%)
  • Sue Petipren: 127 (62%)
  • Write-in: 1 (.49%)

City of Scottville Commissioner, Second Ward

(1 position)

  • Tom Donald: 167 (98%)
  • Write-in: 3 (2%)

City of Scottville Commissioner, First Ward

(1 position)

  • Leon J. Begue: 182 (96%)
  • Write-in: 7 (4%)

Village of Fountain President

  • Kenneth C. Budzynski: 60 (98%)
  • Write-in: 1 (2%)

Village of Free Soil President

  • David B. Morley Sr.: 51 (96%)
  • Write-in: 2 (4%)

Village of Custer President

  • Lyle Reene: 92 (98%)
  • Write-in: 7 (4%)

Village of Custer Clerk

  • Margaret Griswold: 96 (99%)
  • Write-in: 1 (1%)

Village of Fountain Clerk

  • Suzanne Oberliesen: 58 (100%)

Village of Free Soil Clerk

  • Jennifer Nemitz: 53 (98%)
  • Write-in: 1 (2%)

Village of Custer Treasurer

  • Write-in: 4 (100%)

Village of Fountain Treasurer

  • Write-in: 5 (100%)

Village of Free Soil Treasurer

  • Keith M. Nemitz: 52 (98%)
  • Write-in: 1 (2%)

Village of Custer Trustee

(3 positions)

  • Lon Reader: 74 (35%)
  • Ernie Shaughnessy: 69 (33%)
  • Mark Tellie: 68 (32%)

Village of Fountain Trustee

(3 positions)

  • Jodi L. Budzynski: 40 (29%)
  • Scott A. Fenner: 49 (36%)
  • Jackson Charles Quick: 47 (34%)

Ludington Area Schools Board of Education 

(2 positions)

  • Stephanie Reed: 5,398 (54%)
  • Joshua Snyder: 4,571 (46%)

 

Mason County Central Schools Board of Education 

(3 positions)

  • James Schulte: 2,049 (49%)
  • John D. Wagner: 2,008 (48%)

Mason County Eastern Schools Board of Education 

(4 positions)

  • Robert L. Baunoch: 1,049 (23%)
  • Paul Drewry: 1,062 (24%)
  • Mark Mickevich: 1,236 (28%)
  • Ed Miller: 1,111 (25%)

Mason County Rural Fire Authority 1 mill for 1 year: 

  • Yes: 5,113 (77%)
  • No: 1,501 (23%)

Mason County Eastern Schools Bonded Indebtedness Proposal: 

  • Yes; 1,407 (67%)
  • No: 679 (32%)

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