October 30, 2014

Village and school board races shape up for November

By Kevin Bunch
Staff Writer | news@arenacindependent.com
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ARENAC COUNTY — The Aug. 14 filing deadline for village and school board positions for the November election has passed, and with it the races for those positions are becoming clear.

In the villages of Sterling, Turner, and Twining, the positions of president, clerk, treasurer, and two trustees are all on the ballot. Meanwhile, each of the school districts have at least two seats available on their boards of education.

Sterling has a full slate for its races, as James Hazeltine runs for another term as village president. Meanwhile, Marcia Coty has filed for the clerk position, with Curtis Albrecht running for treasurer. All three are unopposed.

Three people are running for full terms on the Sterling’s village council, as well: Jim Blair, Traci Gobrogge, and Janice Yenior. One person has filed for a partial term seat, Dion Jean. There are no write-ins filed at this time.

Meanwhile, nobody filed to run in the village of Turner, where the positions of president, clerk, treasurer, and two council seats are all open. That race will be entirely dependent on write-in candidates, according to Arenac County Clerk Rick Rockwell.

In Twining, Clerk Carol Norton and Treasurer Carrie Stodolak are running unopposed for re-election, while Steven Kramer II and Bonita Kohn are both running for the two trustee seats. No one filed by the deadline to run for village president, so the seat is open only for write-in candidates.

At Arenac Eastern, three seats are available, but only two people have filed to fill them. Incumbent trustees Tim Nelson and Daniel Sherwood have both filed to run for re-election, while a partial term has no one running to fill it. No write-in candidates have filed at this time.

At Au Gres-Sims, trustees Heather Caulfield and Gary Foco are running unopposed for reelection, as is secretary Eric Forton. There are three seats available on the board, so all three are expected to return.

In the Standish-Sterling school district, Trustee Patricia Kipfmiller and Treasurer Allen Schmidt are both running unopposed for re-election, as there are two seats available in the district.

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