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Police issues on Luce ballot

October 26, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

NEWBERRY - Two key countywide law enforcement related votes will showcase the ballot for Luce County voters in the Nov. 6 general election.

Incumbent Sheriff Kevin Erickson, a Republican, is being challenged for another term by independent James Kitzman. Races for other county offices, including treasurer, clerk and prosecuting attorney are uncontested in the general election, though there was competition for those seats during the primary.

A countywide ballot proposal seeks 1.5 mills for three years to fund $10,000 each year to the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement and generate money for three additional sheriff's deputies to provide full-time, countywide patrol and assistance for the SANE team.

The levy would be collected for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and would be expected to generate about $276,397 during the first year of collection.

The Tahquamenon Area Schools Board has three candidates running for two open seats on the panel. Incumbent Christopher Beaulieu is being challenged by Samantha Oswald and Mikal M. Staley.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. election day.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.



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