Board of commissioner candidates in Monroe and Hillsdale counties who survived tie-breakers in last month s primary were approved yesterday for the Nov. 7 election ballot.
Among the showdowns will be the Monroe County District 4 commissioner s race between incumbent Democrat Floreine M. Mentel and Republican Nicholas Turner.
Ms. Mentel persevered in the run-off against Pat Kosanovich in the Democrat primary by picking the tie-breaker slip of paper. Both had tied at 396.
The same situation occurred in Hillsdale County.
Two Republican candidates for District 3 commissioner tied, with Gearldine Spieth, 62, of Litchfield, breaking the 404-404 tie.
She will face Fred Overcashier, 59, of Reading, who has no party affiliation.
In Lenawee County, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to enact a ban on smoking in all public buildings and workplaces, with the exception of bars, restaurants, and specialty tobacco shops.
The Greater Lenawee Tobacco Reduction Coalition was formed to push for the smoking ban.
Other issues include tax requests and, in the city of Hillsdale, proposed amendments to the city charter.
Monroe County s issues that will appear on the ballot were not available yesterday afternoon.
Here is a list of the candidates for contested races and the counties respective issues:
J. Henry Lievens (R.), Petersburg, and Judy M. Heath (D.), Milan.
Dale W. Zorn (R.), Ida, and Mike Sperling (D.), Monroe.
Nicholas Turner (R.), Monroe, and Floreine M. Mentel (D.), Monroe.
Marty Selvidge (R.), Monroe, and William Sisk, (D.), Monroe.
Jeffery S. Osment (R.), Monroe, and Jerry Oley (D.), Monroe.
Randy Ansel (R.), LaSalle, and John S. Fowler, (D.), Albain.
Amanda Jacobs (R.), Erie, and Cindy Baum (D.) Erie.
Vaughn Massingill and Ted Norris.
Jeffrey Corie, Michael Niemann, Charles Drexler, Gregory J. Lazette, Judith Nicole Howes, Tim Surovchak, and Thomas A. Rohrbach.
State Rep. 55th District
Matthew Milosch (R.), Lambertville, and Kathy Angerer (D.), Dundee
State Rep. 56th District
John Manor (R.), Monroe, and Kate Ebli (D.).
John Manor (R.) and Kate Ebli (D.).
State Rep. District 57
Jim Koehn (R.), Adrian, and Dudley Spade (D.), Tipton.
H. Edwin Branch (R.), Onsted, and John R. Clark (D.), Manitou Beach.
Robert D. Hall (R.), Hudson, and Randy W. Burrow (D.) Morenci.
Larry Gould (R.), Morenci, and Jason J. Bolton (D.), Adrian.
Ralph Tillotson (R), Adrian, and Larry Haall (D), Britton.
James VanDoren (R.), Tipton, and Allison MacArthur-Ruesink, (D.), of Adrian.
Donald V. Isley (R.), Deerfield, and Stan Wilson (D.), Britton.
City Council (3 to be elected)
Jackson L. Baker, Matthew Hammond, Lolly Luegge, Gary Naugle, J.A. Samelak, and Ronald Wimple.
Isabelle E. DeLaCruz, Patrick Hinde, and Vicky S. Lombard.
Trustees (3 to be elected)
Mark Burgermeister, Michael Robert Charlefour, Edward Knisel, Jan K. Luce, Arthur G. Weeber.
Shall the county commissioners consider smoke-free worksite regulations?
Shall a 2-mill tax increase in the 15-mill tax limit be renewed through 2007 for roads and bridges?
Gearldine Spieth (R.), Litchfield, and Fred Overcashier (I.), Reading.
Douglas Lee HuKill, (R.), Camden, and Robert Rapa, (D.) Reading.
City charter amendments:
Should city council maintain four full-time firefighters, and staff the fire state 24 hours a day?
Shall the term of city manager be limited to 9 years, and apply to the incumbent?
Should unexpired vacant offices of mayor, councilman, clerk, or treasurer be filled by election?
Library proposal: 0.93 mill tax increase for support and maintenance.
Approval of an ordinance to allow the village council president to appoint and council to approve candidates for clerk and treasurer.
Whether the village should repeal a 1984 that prohibits the sale of beer and wine on Sunday.
Contact: Jim Sielicki at: email@example.com or 419-724-6078