Elections

Most millage proposals pass

MARQUETTE — Most proposals on Marquette County’s ballot were passed by voters in Tuesday’s general election. The Chocolay Township road improvement millage proposal passed with 1,175 votes for and 742 votes against. The proposal asked to levy a new millage of up to 1.7 mills on real and ...

Cambensy takes win

MARQUETTE — Democratic challenger Sara Cambensy won the race for the 109th Michigan House of Representatives seat in Tuesday’s election. Cambensy won with 56.6 percent of the total 20,701 votes cast in the decision, according to unofficial results from clerks in Alger, Luce, Marquette and ...

DesJardins re-elected for Munising city commissioner

MARQUETTE — Following Tuesday’s general election Munising Mayor Rod DesJardins has won re-election as member of the Munising City Commission by 136 votes against his opponent Johanna Bogater. DesJardins, a U.S. Navy veteran and past commander of the American Legion where he currently ...

Baldini, Frazier, Stonehouse top vote-getters

MARQUETTE — Voters chose two incumbents and one previous commissioner to represent them on the Marquette City Commission in Tuesday’s city-wide non-partisan election. Top vote-getter Mayor Pro Tem Tom Baldini, a retired government and economics teacher, said the results show voters ...

Angeli, Tourville win at BLP

MARQUETTE — The winners in Tuesday’s election for the Marquette Board of Light and Power were current board Chairman Tom Tourville and Edward Angeli, a former chairman of the municipal-owned utility’s board. Tourville received the most votes with 2,606, and Angeli received 1,901 votes. ...

Negaunee council to change

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council has two new members. Of four candidates vying for two seats, Mike Van Straten, a former city council member, had the most votes with 613, while current Councillor David Kangas garnered 468 votes to win re-election to his seat. Negaunee Planning ...

Update: Cambensy leads in early vote tabulations for 109th

MARQUETTE - As of 10:50 p.m., Republican Rich Rossway swept Schoolcraft County, but Democrat Sara Cambensy maintains a lead of more than 500 total votes with preliminary results from Marquette, Luce and Schoolcraft counties. With all precincts reporting in Schoolcraft County, Rossway received ...

Cambensy replaces Kivela as new 109th representative

MARQUETTE - Democrat Sara Cambensy is today's winner in the race against Republican Rich Rossway for the 109th State House District. Today's special election was held to fill the remainder of the late Rep. John Kivela’s term, which expires at the end of 2018. In the final tally this ...

Baldini, Stonehouse, Frazier win city commission election

MARQUETTE — Voters chose two incumbents and one previous commissioner to represent them on the Marquette City Commission in today’s city-wide non-partisan election. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Baldini received 2,922 votes, Fred Stonehouse received 2,259 votes and Commissioner Peter Frazier received ...

Tourville, Angeli win BLP election

MARQUETTE — The winners in the Marquette Board of Light and Power election Tuesday were current Board Chairman Tom Tourville and former board chairman Edward Angeli. Tourville received the most votes with 2,606, and Angeli received 1,901 votes. John Prince came in next with 1,572 votes, ...

Polls open Tuesday for various races

MARQUETTE — The polls will be open in Marquette County Tuesday for the election to decide a multitude of offices, including the seat for the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Poll hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vying for the 109th District seat, vacated by the late John ...

Candidates face off for 3 spots on Negaunee City Council

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — Seven candidates are vying for one partial-term and two full-term seats on the nonpartisan Negaunee City Council in the Nov. 7 general election. Three candidates — Paul Maino, Gary Sjolund and Toby Smith — will square off to fill the ...

BLP race to elect 2 members

MARQUETTE — Four nonpartisan candidates are running for two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Board of Directors, two of whom are seeking re-election and all of whom have prior experience on the board. The two highest vote-getters in Tuesday’s election will join the ...

New millage to address road issues in Chocolay Township

MARQUETTE — The condition of roads seems to be a common problem in the Upper Peninsula these days — and Chocolay Township is no different. Township officials on Tuesday will turn to residents for approval of a millage that will provide funds to pave 2 to 3 miles of roadway annually. The ...

3 seats open for Marquette commission

MARQUETTE — Two incumbents and four newcomers are vying for three open seats on the Marquette City Commission in Tuesday’s election. The top three vote-getters will join four sitting members on the commission. The terms of Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Baldini and Commissioners Mike Conley and Peter ...

Marquette County Nov. 7 ballot includes several millage proposals

MARQUETTE — Many millage proposals will be on the Nov. 7 ballot. - Chocolay Township road improvement millage proposal: Levy a new millage of up to 1.7 mills on real and personal property in the township for up to 15 years from 2017 to 2031. The full text of the ballot proposal may be ...

Two vie for Munising council seat

Johanna Bogater List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) A Michigan native from downstate, I moved to Alger County three years ago, drawn by its beauty, uniqueness, and solitude, with my husband and two young daughters. I have gotten to know ...

2 proposals in Alger County

MARQUETTE — There will be two millage proposals for the city of Munising on the Nov. 7 ballot, with one of the millages applying to multiple municipalities in Alger County. The millage specific to Munising voters is a proposal seeking to restore a portion of the city’s original 20-mill ...

Three on ballot for 109th District seat

MARQUETTE — Sara Cambensy, Wade Roberts and Rich Rossway are the candidates for the 109th Michigan House of Representatives seat vacated by the late Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette. The winner of the Nov. 7 special election will serve the remainder of Kivela’s term, which expires at the end ...

Cambensy victorious in close contest

MARQUETTE — Sara Cambensy is the Democratic contender for the 109th District of the Michigan House of Representatives after getting the most votes in a close special primary election Tuesday. “It’s a very humbling feeling to know that I was the top vote-getter, and that I get the chance ...