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HOLLY, Michigan – Hopeful candidates from four neighboring municipalities had until 4 p.m. on May 15 to officially have their names added to the August 7 primary election ballot. On Monday, the Oakland County Election Division officially announced the names of the candidates.
With Supervisor Jesse Lambert set to step down in November, two township residents will be vying for the position.
Democratic hopeful Dale M. Smith is once again in the running and will be facing newcomer George Kullis, a Republican who resides in the village of Holly.
Hoping to win her fourth term in office, Republican incumbent Karin Winchester is back in the running for the township’s clerk position. Winchester was originally challenged by Republican Beverly Lauinger, however, Winchester rejected Lauinger’s nomination petitions after discovering that Lauinger failed to include the election date on the nomination petitions prior to circulating. Lauinger is currently appealing the rejection.
Republican Mark Freeman will be looking to serve four more years as Holly Township’s treasurer, and is being challenged by newcomer, Debra Musgrave, also a Republican from Holly.
Republicans Janet Leslie and Steve Ruth will once again be running for four year trustee terms on the board, as will newcomer and Democrat, Mark Cornwell.
Rose Township Republican and acting Supervisor Glen Noble will face challengers Bill McDonald and Paul Gambka in August for the supervisor job.
Challenger Patricia Walls will take on incumbent Debbie Miller for the clerk’s position, while longtime Treasurer Sue Slaughter will be challenged by newcomer Trisha Trevethan.
Five candidates will duke it out for two Rose Township Trustee seats including incumbent Dianne Scheib-Snider, and challengers Thomas Kemp, Jim Porter, Tim Claus and Thomas Wilwerth. Current Trustee Dave Gordon will be calling it quits in November.
Groveland residents won’t see much of a change this year as Supervisor Robert DePalma will be running unopposed on the Republican ticket for four more years on the job.
Pam Mazich will also be looking to serve four more years as the township’s clerk and is unopposed, as is Treasurer David Ax.
Three individuals, all republicans, will be vying for two trustee seats this summer as newcomer Dale Cason looks to join the Groveland Township Board of Trustees. Cason will face Republican incumbents, Hal Coxon and Diane Howe.
Challengers Ginny Fischbach and Steve Kovac, III, both Republicans, will take on incumbent Collin Walls for Springfield Township’s supervisor position.
Clerk Laura Moreau will run for another four year term and is unopposed.
Treasurer Jamie Dubre will be challenged by Rita Hawes of Davisburg, while five individuals will face off for four trustee positions on the board. All Republicans, incumbents Judy Hensler, Dave Hopper and Denny Vallad will face challengers Marc Cooper and Kevin Sclesky. Current Trustee Roger Lamont is not seeking re-election.
OAKLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2
Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman, a Republican from Highland Township will be challenged by Sherlynn Everly, a Democrat and resident of the village of Holly.