Trump carries Lake County, local races decided

Lake County — The voters of Lake County came out on Tuesday in large numbers to have their say in the presidential race and to decide local races and issues.

Lake County Clerk, Lisa Williams, noted a good voting turnout.

“Voter turnout went very well. There was at least 50 percent voter turnout in the different precincts,” Williams said.

In the local presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump received an edge to Hillary Clinton, receiving 3,159 votes to Clinton’s 1,939 votes.

Lake County voters supported Republican Bill Huizenga for representative in Congress for district  2. He received 2,990 votes compared to his opponent Democrat Dennis B. Murphy, who logged 1,740 votes among Lake County residents.

Republican Scott A. VanSingel was chosen by Lake County voters with 2,801 votes for state representative for the 100th district. His opponent, Democrat Sandy Clarke, received 2,233 votes.

In Lake County, the position of Prosecuting Attorney was contested. Voters reelected Prosecutor Craig R. Cooper, Republican, with 2,818 votes to Democrat Belinda Barbier’s 2,304 votes.

The closely contested Sheriff’s race was with Republican Richard L. Martin receiving the majority vote with 2,649 ballots cast for him. Sheriff Dennis Robinson received 2,569 votes. Martin will be sworn in on the first of January.

For the position of County Clerk, voters elected Republican Patti Pacola, with 2,544 votes over incumbent Democrat Lisa Williams’ 2,466 votes.

Voters decided to elect Republican Gary Truxton for Road Commissioner. He received 2,952 votes to 2,095  votes cast for his opponent, Democrat Gaylen L. Madison.

There were five contested seats for county commissioners. In district 1, Democrat John Brunn beat his opponent Republican Dan DuBreuil with 428 votes to 415 votes. In district 2, voters elected Republican Howard Lodholtz over his opponent Democrat Lucille M. Chaffer with 498 votes to 351 votes. Voters in district 4 nominated Republican Melissa Cole, with 418 votes, to her opponent Democrat Barbara Stenger, who received 303 votes. In district 5, voters elected Republican Joan Runnels. She received 332 votes. Her opponents, Democrat Donald Arquette received 285 votes, and John Fairbanks, 267 votes. In district 6, Republican Christine Balulis won with 457 votes to her opponents Democrat Tim Smith’s 345 votes and Heidi Alfrey-Gamble’s 62 votes.

The following is a break down of other contested races in Lake County.

CHERRY VALLEY

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Robert Shepler 99

Connie D. Avery 131 

Barbara D. Barnette 94

DOVER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Amanda Bailor 130

Marcella Leusby  123

William F. Valko II 52

Evan Vanderhoof 67

EDEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR

Al Shaughnessy 149

Gary Oetman 80

EDEN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Maggie Shaughnessy 125

Nancy Frazee 100

Andrea Raymond 65

ELK TOWNSHIP CLERK

Vicki Gates 278

Karen Fickies 234

Lori Leach 45

ELK TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Dave Bass 268

John Fairbanks      294

Sharon L. Young 258

LAKE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

John LaPointe 301

Sheila Myers 261

Terry Kowalski 147

PEACOCK TOWNSHIP TREASURER

Cheryl L. Lenkiewocz 156

Chris Walker 92

PEACOCK TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Marcia E. Bouwkamp 168

Dale Hill 160

Ronald DenBraber 75

PLEASANT PLAINS TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR 

Tammy Ghent 400

Kevin D. Braddy 176

SAUBLE TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR

George J. Danek 113

John Bennett 89

VILLAGE OF BALDWIN PRESIDENT

James Truxton 153

Leonard Todd 102

LUTHER VILLAGE TREASURER

Michelle Goodman 68

Scott Lucas 64

BALDWIN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION

Marion J. Carter, Sr. 1,091

Quran J. Griffin 944

Mary Ann Martin  1,508

David Sanders 1,468

Jeff Wroblewski 1,355

KELAVA NORMAN DICKSON SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION

William J. Edmondson 122

Ashley Gutowski 156

Daniel T. Holtz 110

Heather R. Stapley 153

PINE RIVER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kevin Delancey 278

Roseann Fowler 328

Jim Peterson 478

REED CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kristine M. Fuller 278

Kimberly Johnson 261

Jesse Kailing 394

Mitch Miller 152

Jason Proefrock 298

Ed Raby 182

Jeremiah Thompson 195

PROPOSALS

Voters in Lake County approved the Lake County Senior Citizens Renewal with 3,329 votes to 1,553 votes in opposition.

Voters in Pleasant Plains Township opposed the millage proposal with 328 votes to 277 votes against.

Voters in the Mason County Eastern school district approved of the Bonded Indebtedness proposal by 21 votes to 8 votes against.