The August Primary Election many times determines who wins a seat. If two or more Republicans run against each other, one will be selected, and if they have no opponent, Democrat or write in, they are sure to win the seat in the November Election.
What follows is the primary ballot for the 16 townships in the county.
Assyria: Mike Timmons is running for supervisor, Elizabeth A. Miller for treasurer, Eugene Waterbury and James Miller for trustee. There is no candidates for clerk.
Baltimore: Jeremy Miller and Chad VanSyckle are running for supervisor, Penelope J. Ypma for clerk, Anna Miller and Melissa L. VanSyckle for treasurer, Gerard R. Ypma for trustee. Roxanne E. Frey, Laura S. Kingma and Jennifer J. McKeever for Dowling Public Library Board of Trustees
Barry: Wesley Kahler is running for supervisor, Dawn M. Crapo, Debra Knight, Charity Frie and Ingrid Pagano for clerk, Judith E. Wooer and Anthony Crosariol for treasurer, Teresa Schuiteboer, Lee Campbell, James Alden and Ricky Lawrence for trustee.
Carlton: Brad H. Carpenter is running for supervisor, Michele Erb for clerk, Kris Slagel, David Yonker, Rhonda VanOoy and Terri Geiger for treasurer, Cary Smith and Gary VandeCar for trustee.
Castleton: Cheryl Hartwell is running for supervisor, Marcia Scramlin for clerk, Joy E. Mulder for treasurer, Earl M. Wilson and Michael Trahan for trustee.
Hastings: Jim Brown is running for supervisor, Anita Mennell for clerk, Jenee Phillips for treasurer, Ron Mennell, James M. Partridge II, Keith A. Murphy and William J. Wetzel for trustee.
Hope: Mark S. Feldpausch and Mark Brandli are running for supervisor, Deborah Jackson for clerk, Arlene Tonkin for treasurer, Matthew T. Peake, Ken Chandler, Alice Hunt and David Messelink for trustee.
Irving: Jamie R. Knight is running for supervisor, Sharon Olson and Shelly Lake for clerk, Lynnette Ann Wingeier, treasurer, Michael Buehler, Dean Bass, Larry Brummel Jr. and Mike Wright for trustee.
Johnstown: Barbara J. Earl is running for supervisor, Sheri M. Babcock for clerk, Karmen K. Nickerson for treasurer, Deana Powell, Jeffrey T, Warren, Roy W. Thunder, Robert Dirmeyer, Jr., Blake W. Griffin and Twilla Gibbons for trustee.
Maple Grove: Jeff Butler is running for supervisor, Susie Butler for clerk, Ginger Cole for treasurer, Larry Hook, Steve Gauss, and Doug Westendorp for trustee.
Orangeville: Thomas J. Rook is running for supervisor, Janet Browneye and Melody Risner for clerk, Michelle Ritchie for treasurer, Robert Perino, Heather Foreman-Colthurst, Linda Ribble, Jodi L. Patrick and Karmin Bourdo for trustee.
Prairieville: Jim Stoneburner and Chris Khoury are running for supervisor, Ted DeVries for clerk, Judy Pence for treasurer, Richard Van Niman and Breanna Borden for trustee. Deb Young, Kevin Louden, John H. Hoek and Scott Kuebler for Parks and Recreation Board.
Rutland: Gerald Schmiedicke, Larry Watson, and Curt Cybulski are running for supervisor, Robin Hawthorne for clerk, Sandra Greenfield for treasurer, Sandra L. James, Marlin Walters, Michael Hallifax, and Brenda Bellmore for trustee.
Thornapple: Michael T. Bremer is running for supervisor, Cindy Willshire for clerk, Debra K. Buckowing for treasurer, Ross DeMaagd, Jake Jelsema, Andrew Lindemulder, Curt Campbell and Sandra L. Rairigh for trustee.
Woodland: Jeffrey S. MacKenzie is running for supervisor, Nancy Stanton for clerk, Shawn Durkee for treasurer. Two trustee spots are open.
Yankee Springs: Paul Heystek and Mark Englerth are running for supervisor, Janice Lippert and Thomas Wallace for clerk, Alice M. Jansma for treasurer, Roger Rottschafer, Jacob M. Welch, Shannon VandenBerg, and Patrick Jansens for trustee.