Election is Tuesday, here is what you are voting for

August 4, 2014

LUDINGTON — Mason County Press and Oceana County Press, in collaboration with WMOM-FM 102.7, will be covering Tuesday’s election results live from the Mason County, Lake County and Oceana County courthouses.

Results will be posted on Facebook and Twitter as they are received.

The two most watched races will likely be the 51st Circuit Court judge primary and the Mason-Oceana 911 millage request. Click on the category, Election 2014, under the masthead to read stories on these topics.

Circuit Court Judge

The 51st Circuit judge race includes candidates Craig R. Cooper of Irons, David M. Glancy of Amber Township, Susan K. Sniegowski of Ludington and Paul R. Spaniola of Pere Marquette Township.

Voters will vote for only one candidate. The top two vote-getters will go on to the November general election. The 51st Circuit Court covers both Mason and Lake counties.


Mason-Oceana 911 is requesting voters to approve a .14 mill to support operations. The proposal must receive majority votes in both counties in order to pass.

County Commission

There are two contested Republican primary races for county commission seats in Mason County.

In District 1, voters will decide between Susan Boes and Wally Taranko. District 1 covers an area that is basically the northwest side of the City of Ludington. The seat is currently held by Joe Lenius.. Boes is a former county commissioner and Taranko most recently served on Ludington city council.

In District 5, Steven K. Hull is challenging incumbent Mary L. Nichols. The district covers southern Pere Marquette Township, Summit Township, Riverton Township and the City of Scottville.

Pere Marquette Township

The supervisor Republican candidates are Jennifer L. Doggett and Paul A. Keson.

Voters in P.M. Township are also being asked to dissolve the township’s park commission.

Ludington Mass Transit Authority

Voters in the cities of Ludington and Scottville are being asked to increase public transportation millage from 1 mill to 1.25 mills. The current 1 mill is set to expire at the end of 2015. The increase would take effect in 2016 through 2020.

Meade Township Millage

Voters in Meade Township are being asked to renew a millage of 2 mills.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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