Tuesday’s primary election cleared the way for the election of local office seekers in November.
If they are Republican and bested a Republican challenger, or had no competition within their party, they are virtually assured of a seat with few facing Democratic opposition.
With 24 out of 24 precincts reporting, the Barry County Clerk’s office reports the following figures. Totals from No Party Affiliation and the U.S. Taxpayers Party were not immediately available. The election results are unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers.
District 1: Howard R. Gibson (R) 1,071, Martha Reyff-Banash (D) 580
District 2: Catherine Getty (R) 1.463, Cody Hayes (D) 448
District 3: David Jackson (R) 1,309
District 4: Jon Smelker (R) 1,588, Rich Burtts (US Taxpayers) ****
District 5: Ben Geiger (R) 1,085
District 6: Vivian Lee Conner (R) 1,551
District 7: Bruce D. Campbell (R) 905, Ben McLeod (R) 448
OTHER COUNTY OFFICIALS:
Sheriff: Dar Leaf (R) 10,061
Register of Deeds: Barbara D. Hurless (R), 5,193, Jordan Brehm (D) 3,323, Heather L.Wing (R) 4,777
County Clerk: Pam Palmer (R) 9,872
Prosecutor: Julie Nakfoor-Pratt (R) 9,867
Drain Commissioner: Jim Dull (R) 6,833, Kyle Staines (R) 3,642
Treasurer: Susan VandeCar (R) 4,614, Jennifer Meyer (D) 3,309 Susan Vlietstra (R) 2,153, Justin Straube (R) 3,333
Surveyor: Brian Reynolds (R) 9,539
Supervisor: Mike Timmons (R) 163, Thomas J. Wing (R) 218
Clerk: Annette J. Terry (R) 230, Tandra S. Angus (R) 151
Treasurer: Terry Ryder Stephens (D) 86
Trustee: James D. Miller (R) (two seats) 345
Supervisor: Chad VanSyckle (R) 280
Clerk: Penelope J. Ypma (D) 75
Treasurer: Melissa L. VanSyckle (R) 275
Trustee: Michael Altoft (NPA) **** Gerard R. Ypma (R) 192, Aaron VanSyckle (R) 206 (two seats)
Supervisor: Wesley Kahler (R) 521, Rodney Dye (NPA) ****
Clerk: Debra Knight (R) 556,
Treasurer: Judith E. Wooer (R) 371, Michael Dye (R) 170, Ingrid Pagano (R) 92,
Trustee: Lee A. Campbell (R) 313, Barry Bower (R) 372, Ricky Lawrence (R) 212 (two seats)
Supervisor: Brad Carpenter (R) 433
Clerk: Amanda Brown (R) 431
Treasurer: Terri Geiger (R) 432
Trustee: Gary VandeCar (R) 265, Cary Smith (R) 219, Scott Bond (R) 221 (two seats)
Castleton: Supervisor: Cheryl Hartwell (R) 327
Clerk: Marcia Scramlin (R) 318
Treasurer: Joy E. Mulder (R) 317
Trustee: Earl M. Wilson (R) 247, H. Michael Trahan (R) 235 (two seats)
Supervisor: Jim Brown (R) 311, James M. Partridge (R) 234
Clerk: Anita S. Mennell (R) 507
Treasurer: Jenee S. Phillips (D) 171
Trustee: Timothy B. McNally (R) 362, Scott Savage (D) 169, William Wetzel (R) 353 (four seats)
Supervisor: Douglas E. Peck (R) 321, Joyce Snow (R) 250
Clerk: Deborah Jackson (R) 518
Treasurer: Arlene Tonkin (R) 521, Jolene Payne (D) 161
Trustee: David Messelink (R) 336, Matt Peake (R) 341, Wendee J.Wendt (R) 223 (two seats)
Supervisor: Jamie R. Knight (R) 359, Tim Ross (R) 325
Clerk: Sharon Olson (R) 622
Treasurer: Alesse Cross (D) 161
Trustee: Michael Buehler (R) 487, Dean Bass (R) 296, Rhonda VanPolen (R) 294 (two seats)
Supervisor: Barbara J. Earl (R) 379, Roy Thunder (R) 243
Clerk: Sheri M. Babcock (R) 564
Treasurer: Karmen Kay Nickerson (R) 579
Trustee: Deana M. Powell (R) 454, Jeffrey T. Warren (R) 435 (two seats)
Supervisor: Jeff Butler (R) 214
Clerk: Holly Carpenter (R) 222
Treasurer: Ginger Cole (R) 221
Trustee: Larry Hook (R) 147, Doug Westendorp (R) 182 (two seats)
Supervisor: Thomas J. Rook (R) 613
Clerk: Mel Risner (R) 619
Treasurer: Michelle Ritchie (R) 605
Trustee: Linda Ribble (R) 302, Chad Kraai (R) 316, Phillip Joseph (R) 110, Jodi L. Patrick (R) 283, Jake Bronson (R) 166 (two seats)
Supervisor: Jim Stoneburner (R) 341, Mark A. Doster (R) 228
Clerk: Rod Gobel (R) 483
Treasurer: Judy Pence (R) 471
Trustee: Richard L.Van Niman (R) 235, Ted DeVries (R) 393, Mark D. Doster (R) 298 (two seats)
Office of Parks: Judith A. Risdon (D) 216, Scott Kuebler (R) 352, Kevin Louden (R) 369, Joanna Haneckow (D) 230, John Kurak (D) 210 (five seats)
Supervisor: Larry Watson (R) 621
Clerk: Robin Hawthorne (R) 639
Treasurer: Sandra Greenfield (R) 623
Trustee: Sandra L. James (R) 425, Marlin Walters (R) 220, Brenda Bellmore (R) 320, Matt Spencer (R) 390, Gene D. Hall (R) 365, Eric Miller (R) 307 (four seats)
Supervisor: Dan Parker (R) 673, Eric Schaefer (R) 568
Clerk: Cindy Willshire (R) 1,191
Treasurer: Debra K. Buckowing (R) 1,178
Trustee: Ross DeMaagd (R) 877, Curt Campbell (R) 888, Sandra L. Rairigh (R) 842 (three seats)
Supervisor: Jeffrey S. MacKenzie (R) 320
Clerk: Nancy Stanton (R) 317
Treasurer: Shawn K. Durkee (R) 333
Trustee: Gabriel Steward (NPA) **** Mikel Slater (R) 309 (two seats)
Supervisor: Mark W. Englerth (R) 519, Rob Heethuis (R) 825
Clerk: Michael Scott Cunningham (R) 784, Ron Heilman (R) 482
Treasurer: Debra L Mousseau (R) 1,193
Trustee: Shanon VandenBerg (R) 581, Larry Knowles (R) 722, Dave Van Houten (R) 825 (two seats)
TOWNSHIP MILLAGE REQUESTS:
Barry Township asked for renewal of 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) for fire protection, 2020-2023, which would raise an estimated $260,000 the first year. Passed 627 to 221.
Barry Township also asked for renewal of 2 mills ($2 per $1,000 of taxable value) for police protection for 2020-2023 which would raise an estimated $260,000 the first year. Passed 572 to276
Carlton Township asks that 1.5 mills, reduced to 1.4925 mills by required millage rollbacks, be renewed and increased to the original voted 1.5 mills and levied for four years, 2020 through 2023, to provide fire protection in the township, raising an estimated $117,000 in the first year which a portion will be distributed to the Freeport Fire Association, Woodland Fire Association and the BIRCH Fire Department. Passed 447 to 147.
Hope Township asked 1 mill for fire protection and cemetery maintenance (.75 mills for fire and .25 mills for cemetery), reduced to 0.944 mills by required rollbacks, be renewed and increased up to the original 1mill for four years, 2020 through 2023, raising an estimated $137,765 the first year. Passed 598 to 222.
Hope Township also asks that 1 mill, reduced to 0.994 mills by required millage rollbacks, be renewed and increased up to the original 1 mill for four years, 2020 through 2023, for road repair, maintenance and operating expenses, which would raise an estimated $137,765 the first year. Passed 573 to 246.
Irving Township asked for a renewal of 1.4566 mills for six years, 2021through 2026, for fire protection, which is estimated to raise $199,039 in the first year. Passed 562 to 204.
Johnstown Township asked for renewal of 0.7882 mills for the acquisition, operation and maintenance of fire protection and equipment, including fire and rescue equipment for the years 2020-2023, which is estimated to raise revenue of $84,845 in the first year. Passed 589 to 175.
Maple Grove Township asked for renewal of 1 mill for four years, 2020-2023, for dust control and road maintenance which is estimated to raise $45,000 the first year. Passed 201 to 101.
Maple Grove Township also asked for the renewal of 1 mill for four years, 2020-2023, for fire department apparatus, maintaining, housing and operations, raising an estimated $$45,000 the first year. Passed 250 to 52.
Orangeville Township asked for renewal of 0.75 mills for five years, 2022 through 2026, for fire department equipment, estimated to raise $120,121.35 in the first year, and become effective when current millage expires in 2021. Passed 673 to 191.
Rutland Township asked for a 1 mill increase for five years, 2020 through 2024, to maintain and improve public roads in the township and raise an estimated $158,814.25 in the first year. Passed 489 to 478.
Thornapple Township Thornapple Township asks for renewal of 1.7169 mills for four years, 2020-2023, for fire protection, emergency services and equipment which will raise an estimated $578,000 the first year. Passed 1,151 to 469.
Delton Kellogg Schools asked for renewal of an 18 mill levy on non-homestead property for five years, 2021-2025, to continue to receive its per pupil foundation revenue and an increase of 0.5 mills for the five years, for operating purposes to restore millage lost as the result of the edlee Amndment. Headlee Amendment. If approved, the levy is estimated to raise approximately $3,174,000 the first year. Passed 1,852 to 1,097.
In state and national races, Barry County voters heavily supported Republican candidates.
In the race for United States Senate seat, Republican John James gathered 10,008 votes; his opponent Democrat Gary Peters counted 3,696.
For the 87th State Legislative seat, Republican Julie Calley polled 10,142, Republican Jay Molette 3, 614. For the 3rd U.S. Congressional seat county voters gave Democrat Hillary Scholten 3,619 votes. On the Republican side, Lynn Afendoulis got 2,293 votes; Joe Farmington, 520; Peter Meijer, 4,929; Thomas J. Norton, 2,499 and Emily Rafi, 501.