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Barry County voters, 36,157 of them, Tuesday decided who they want to represent them in the future. They also denied a county-wide request to fund a new $25 million jail and sheriff's office by a margin of 18,930 to 13,390.

 

Here's a run down of  unofficial results for millages and positions on the Barry County ballot for national, state, county, township, city and village offices and local school boards.

 

All candidates are republican (R) unless identified as a democrat (D). No party affiliation is (NPA) for  no party affiliation

 

First, Barry County positions, candidates and proposals, followed by city, village and school board races, and the state and national contests.

 

COUNTY COMMISSION:

District 1: Howard R. Gibson - 2,656

Martha Reyff-Banash (D) - 1,627

 

District 2: Catherine Getty, - 4,042

Cody Hayes (D) - 1,559

 

District 3: David Jackson - 3,584

 

District 4: Jon Smelker - 4,169

Rich Burtts  (US Taxpayer) - 508

 

District 5: Ben Geiger -  3,433

 

District 6: Vivian Lee Conner - 3,857

 

District 7: Bruce D. Campbell - 3,678

 

COUNTY OFFICIALS:

 

Sheriff: Dar Leaf -25,466

 

Register of Deeds: Barbara D. Hurless - 23,066

Jordan Brehm (D) - 10,898

 

County Clerk: Pam Palmer - 27,234

 

Prosecutor: Julie Nakfoor-Pratt -27,108

 

Drain Commissioner: Jim Dull - 26,806

 

Treasurer: Susan VandeCar - 23,739

Jennifer Meyer (D) - 10,311

 

Surveyor: Brian Reynolds - 26,920  

 

TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS:

Assyria:

Supervisor: Thomas J. Wing - 910

Clerk: Annette J. Terry - 934

Treasurer: Terry Ryder-Stephens (D) - 484

Trustee: (Vote for two) James D. Miller - 862

Zachary Haralson - 828

 

Baltimore:

Supervisor: Chad VanSyckle - 848 

Clerk: Penelope Ypma (D) - 629

Treasurer: Melissa VanSyckle -844

Trustees: (Vote for two) Gerard Ypma - 736

Aaron VanSyckle - 624

Michael Altoft  (NPA) - 355

Dowling Public Library Board: (Vote for 3)

Jennifer J. McKeever - 593

 Laura Sue Kingma - 572

Roxanne Frey - 567

 

 

Barry:

Supervisor: Wesley Kahler - 1,062

Rodney Dye (NPA) - 592 

Clerk: Debra Knight - 1,447

Treasurer: Judith E. Wooer - 1,445

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Lee A. Campbell - 1,220

Barry Bower - 1,337

 

Carlton:

Supervisor: Brad H. Carpenter - 1,140

Clerk: Amanda Brown - 1,143

Treasurer: Terri Geiger - 1,132

Trustee: (Vote for 2) Gary VandeCar - 1,041

Scott Bond - 1,029

 

Castleton: Supervisor: Cheryl Hartwell - 1,188

Clerk: Marcia Scramlin - 1,181

Treasurer: Joy Mulder - 1,178

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Earl M. Wilson - 1,075

H. Michael Trahan - 1,084

 

Hastings Charter:

Supervisor: Jim Brown - 1,364

Clerk: Anita S. Mennell - 1,370

Treasurer:  Jenee S. Phillips (D) - 962

Trustees: (Vote for 4) Timothy B. McNally - 1,171

Scott Savage (D) - 631

William Wetzel -  1,121

 

Hope:

Supervisor: Douglas E. Peck - 1,416

Clerk: Deborah Jackson - 1,460

Treasurer: Arlene Tonkin - 1,291

Jolene Payne (D) - 515

Trustees: (Vote for 2) David Messelink - 1,063

Matt Peake - 1,224 

 

Irving:

Supervisor: Jamie R. Knight - 1,619

Clerk: Sharon L. Olson - 1,667

Treasurer: Alesse Cross (D) 992

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Michael Buehler - 1,548

Dean Bass - 1,532

 

Johnstown:

Supervisor: Barbara J. Earl - 1,315

Clerk: Sheri M. Babcock - 1,356

Treasurer: Karmen Kay Nickerson -1,375

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Deana M. Powell - 1,267

Jeffrey T. Warren - 1,205 

Dowling Public Library Board: (Vote for 3)

Eve Sidney - 809

Grethel Inman - 850

Georgia Robinson - 863

 

 

Maple Grove:

Supervisor: Jeff Butler - 643

Clerk: Holly Carpenter - 654

Treasurer: Ginger Cole - 655

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Larry Hook - 561

Doug Westendorp - 621

 

Orangeville:

Supervisor: Thomas J. Rook - 1,496

Clerk: Melody Risner - 1,532

Treasurer: Michelle Ritchie - 1,514

Trustees: (Vote for 2) Linda Ribble - 1,380

Chad Kraai - 1,408

 

Prairieville:

Supervisor:  Jim Stoneburner - 1,383

Clerk: Rod Gobel - 1,369

Treasurer: Judy Pence - 1,362

Trustee: (Vote for 2) Ted DeVries - 1,281

Mark D. Doster - 1,298

 

Office of Parks: (Vote for 5) Judith A. Risdon (D) - 790

Scott Kuebler - 1,172

Kevin Louden - 1,171

Joanna Haneckow (D) - 877

 John Kurak (D) - 786 

 

Rutland Charter:

Supervisor: Larry Watson - 1.891

Clerk: Robin Hawthorne - 1,923

Treasurer: Sandra Greenfield - 1,922

Trustee: (Vote for 4) Sandra L. James - 1,712

Brenda Bellmore, - 1,658

Matt Spencer - 1,629  

Gene D. Hall - 1,615

 

Thornapple: 

Supervisor: Dan Parker - 4,167

Clerk: Cindy Willshire - 4,196

Treasurer: Debra K. Buckowing - 4,182

Trustee: (Vote for 4) Ross DeMaagd- 3,609

Curtis Campbell - 3,608

Sandra L. Rairigh, - 3,590

Kim  Selleck (NPA) - 1,787

 

Woodland:

Supervisor: Jeffrey S. MacKenzie - 946

Clerk: Nancy Stanton - 950

Treasurer: Shawn Durkee - 961

Trustee: (Vote for 2) Gabriel Steward (NPA) - 357

Mikel Slater - 863

 

Yankee Springs:

Supervisor: Rob Heethuis - 2,561

Clerk: Michael Scott Cunningham - 2,531

Treasurer: Debra L Mousseau - 2,543

Trustee: (Vote for 2) Larry Knowles - 2,343

Dave Van Houten - 2,386 

Constable: Dennis Buist - 2,448

 

COUNTY JAIL MILLAGE PROPOSAL

Barry County requests approval to issue general obligation tax bonds not to exceed $25 million dollars to pay for design, engineering, construction, furnishing and equipping a new county jail and sheriff’s offices.

 

The bonds will be outstanding for a maximum of 26 years (2021 through 2046). It is estimated that it will be necessary to levy 0.1722 mills for debt service on bonds the first year and an estimated average of 0.451mills for debt service for the remaining years until the bonds are paid.

 

Property in the county with a taxable value of $50,000 will pay an estimated $8.61 the first year and on average, $22.51 in subsequent years.

Yes: 13,390

No: 18,930

 

DOWLING LIBRARY PROPOSALS

 

Dowling Public Library asks for renewal of .30 mill for the library for the years 2021-2024 inclusive in Baltimore Township which will raise an estimated $17, 261 the first year.

Yes: 650

No: 388

 

Also, .30 mill for the library for the years 2021-2024 inclusive in Johnstown Township which will raise an estimated $33,624 in the first year.

Yes: 962

No: 650

 

CITY AND VILLAGES

 

City of Hastings:

Mayor: David Tossava - 2,603

Ward 1: Al Jarvis - 686

Ward 2: John Resseguie - 530

Ward 3: Donald Bowers - 546

Ward 4: Willard R. Redman - 339

               Jacquie McLean - 399

               Shawn Winters - 109

Board of Review:  (Vote for 2) Melissa A. Winick - 2,470

              

 

Village of Freeport:

President: Bill Andrews - 158

Village Clerk: Shawna Hill - 164

Trustees: (Vote for 2) (two year term) Shawna Hill - 156               

(Vote for 2) (four year term) Lani Forbes - 164

 

Village of Middleville:

President: Charles T. Pullen -  1,221

Trustees: (Vote for 3) Sherry Lynn Ronning - 931

Mike Lytle - 951

 

Village of Nashville:

President: Mike Kenyon - 469

Trustees: (Vote for 3) (two year term) Tanett A. Hodge - 462

(Vote for 2) (four year term) Johnny L. Hartwell - 460

 

Village of Woodland:

Mayor: Ronald Martin - 144

Trustees: (Vote for 4) Rick Denker - 114

Arlene Barry - 125

John Kennedy - 113

Kevin Duits-121

 

 

TOWNSHIP MILLAGE PROPOSALS:

 

Orangeville Township asks for renewal of 1.5 mills for township road improvements for the period of 2021 through 2024, inclusive, raising an estimated $240,242 the first year.

Yes:1,207

No: 611

 

Prairieville Township asks for renewal of:

(1) .8174 mills for four years, 2021through 2024 to fund the township police department, raising an estimated $145,992 in the first year.

Yes: 1.297

(No: 579

 

(2) .9087 mills for four years, 2021 through 2024 for township roads, raising an estimated $162,298 in the first year.

Yes: 1,456

No: 411

 

 

(3) .9559 mills for four years, 2021 through 2024 to fund the township fire department, raising an estimated $170,729 in the first year.

Yes: 1,585

No: 297

 

Woodland Township asks for renewal of 2 mills for fire, cemetery and the township for the period of 2021 through 2024, inclusive, which would raise an estimated $182,600 the first year.

Yes: 804

No: 297

 

 

SCHOOL BOARDS OF EDUCATION:

 

Some school board figures represent just Barry County residents who live in those school districts.

 

Bellevue School Board: (Vote for 2)

Seth C. Madry - 350

Wayne B. Root - 234

Michael DeRyder - 294

 

Caledonia School Board: (Vote for 2)

Andrew Backus - 23

Brittany N. Barber Garcia - 58

Christopher Behm - 32

Trevor DeGroote - 19

Bill Donahue - 18

Katie Isic - 16

Andrew Pastoor - 13

 

Delton Kellogg School Board: (Vote for 4)

Brandy Shooks - 2,969

Craig Jenkins, Jr. - 3,116

Jessica Brandli - 3,296

Kelli Martin - 3,342

 

Gull Lake School Board: (Vote for 4)

Eddie Keene - 282

Carole McFee Mendez - 331

Paul K. Riker - 271

Krystal S. Scott - 398

 

Hastings School Board:

Luke Haywood - 6,130

Mike Nickels - 5,144

Bradley Tolles - 4,986

Elden Shellenbarger - 3,009

 

Lakewood School Board: (Vote for 3)

Jamie Brodbeck Krenz - 1,070

Kerry Possehn - 1,079

Darin Weller -849

Lakewood School Board Partial: (Vote for 1)

Melissa McClelland - 1,243

 

Maple Valley School Board: (Vote for 3)

Justin Keiffer - 1,257

583 unresolved write ins:

Maple Valley School Board Partial: (Vote for 1)

218 unresolved write ins

 

Martin School Board: (Vote for 2)

Rosemary Andrews - 143

Austin Marsman - 150

Martin School Board Partial: (Vote for 1) Art Shook - 187

 

Pennfield School Board: (Vote for 3)

Dawn Bayman - 10

Jack Branham - 13

Alicia Bronson -13

Greg Kapus-18

Chad Peterson - 15

Stephen Herbstreith - 21

Sarah Marie Jones - 41

Dana Wells-Jenney -18

Tim Wood - 24

Todd Woodworth 14

 

Pennfield School Board Partial: (Vote for 1)

10 unresolved write ins

 

Plainwell School Board: (Vote for 3)

Mike Hopson - 31

Jill  Dunham - 35

Anthony McNeel - 33

 

Thornapple Kellogg School Board: (Vote for 3)

Kirsten R. Cove - 3,889

Anne Hamming - 3,660

David Smith - 3,278

Donald Haney - 3,130

Risa Lovell - 2,178

 

Wayland School Board: (Vote for 4)

Teresa Dobry - 430

Dan M. Cassini - 398

Jason M. Shane - 372

Becky Hohnke - 416

Cinnemon L. Mellema - 379

 

 

How Barry County residents voted in the national and state level contests:

 

U.S. President/Vice President:

Donald J. Trump/Michael Pence - 23,473

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris -11,804

 

U.S. Senate:

Gary Peters  (D)-11,379

John James  (R) -23,499

Marcia Squire  (Green Party) -241

Doug Dern   (Natural Law Party) -95

Gregory Charles Jones  (other) NA

Valerie Willis  (U.S. Taxpayers Party)-366

 

Michigan House of Representatives  87th District:

Julie Calley  (R) - 24,870

Jay Molette  (D) -9,739

 

U.S. House of Representatives  District 3:

Hilary Scholten  (D) -12,066

Peter Meijer  (R) -23,084

 

State Ballot Measures:

Proposal 1:

Michigan use of state and local park funds amendment:  revises formula for how state and local park funds from trusts can be spent.

Yes: 26,588

No: 5,655

 

Proposal 2:

Michigan search warrant for electronic data amendment:  requires search warrant to access a person’s electronic data.

Yes: 28,922

No: 3,930

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