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Elections

Three vie for seats on Munising City Commission

MUNISING — Three candidates are running for two seats on the Munising City Commission in Tuesday’s general election. The candidates are incumbent Vicki Ballas, Christine Berry and Bob Wilkinson. The seats are for two years with no term limits. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the ...

Marquette voters to elect new commissioners

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for two of four candidates in the upcoming general election for the Marquette City Commission on Tuesday. Candidates for the Marquette City Commission are Evan Bonsall, Sally R. Davis, Andrew Lorinser and ...

Richmond Township voters to consider fire fund millage

MARQUETTE — In the upcoming general election Tuesday, Richmond Township residents will vote on a new millage for the Richmond Township Fire Department. The proposed millage is up to 1.5 mills — or $1.50 per $1,000 dollars of taxable property value — for 15 years. The millage would be ...

Open seats on Negaunee council

NEGAUNEE — Two seats on the Negaunee City Council are up for grabs in Tuesday’s general election, but only one candidate will appear on the ballot. Kevin Flohe will likely fill one of those seats, as he’s the only name to appear on the ballot. As of earlier this week, there is at least ...

Millage renewals in Michigamme

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on millages for operations and the community building on Tuesday. The 4-mill operations millage — which, if approved, is expected to be reduced to 3.98 mills, or $3.98 per $1,000 of taxable property value — ...

Evan Bonsall

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I was born and raised here in Marquette in a working-class, union household, went to local public schools, and earned a degree in Government at Harvard on a need-based scholarship. I’m young, but I ...

Sally Davis

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I am an Upper Peninsula native who has lived in Marquette since 1981. A 35-year career in health care management gave me significant experience in program development, budgeting, supervision, strategic ...

Andrew Lorinser

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) This city raised me. From kindergarten to college, I was educated here. I started a small business downtown, worked in journalism and in the non-profit sector. I currently work at the Center for Native ...

Nina van den Ende

1.) List a few details of your background you think voters would want to know. (75 words) I grew up in Big Bay and attended MSHS (class of 1990). Then, I attended NMU and lived in Marquette ever since. I was on the swim team at NMU and worked hard. I paid for my own education. I am currently ...

Humboldt Township voters approve sanitation millage

MARQUETTE — Humboldt Township residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to renew a 1.5-mill levy for garbage pickup. Residents cast 43 “yes” votes to 7 “no” votes for the millage, which will result in a 1.4976 mill levy, or just under $1.50 for every $1,000 of taxable property value ...

Mid Pen millage fails by one vote

MARQUETTE — A 2-mill ballot proposal for the Mid Peninsula School District’s sinking fund failed by the narrowest of margins during Tuesday’s primary election. Voters cast 133 “no” votes to 132 “yes” votes, according to results posted on Delta County’s website. Baldwin and ...

County to vote on medical care facility millage

MARQUETTE — In the upcoming primary election Tuesday, Marquette County residents will vote on the renewal of a millage for the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. The millage proposed is .55 mill — or 55 cents per $1,000 of taxable value on real and personal property. If passed, ...

Evan Bonsall

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) I’m running for City Commission because I plan on living in Marquette for the rest of my life, and I want to make sure our City has a bright future. Young people and working families will be the foundation of that future, but rising ...

Margaret Brumm

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Voters should choose me because I am the best qualified candidate for the position. My educational experience allows me to be comfortable with both legal and technical documents. My work experience has taught me how to work ...

Sally Davis

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Experience matters. I have proven leadership through my work in management, proven community commitment through service on many non-profit boards, and experience in oversight of large budgets. I know how to persevere and seek ...

Andrew Lorinser

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) My value system was formulated through three decades of living in this community. I was raised by Marquette and I’m confident my passions align and resonate with many residents. I believe when one is elected to public office, we do ...

Jermey Ottaway

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? I am the best candidate for Commissioner in this election. I am currently serving on two of the most important city boards, the Downtown Development Authority and the Board of Zoning Appeals. I have a full understanding of how city government ...

Mike Plourde

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? I think people should vote for me because, first and foremost, I love this city. I love it's magic. And I am the most experienced candidate. I am the only candidate with city commission service time. I have served with distinction and I know ...

Nina van den Ende

Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Voters should choose me, Nina van den Ende, because I am a critical thinker who looks at all aspects of an issue. I will do my “homework” and look into issues with a critical eye. I am dedicated to reducing the long term debt and ...

Humboldt Township voters to weigh in on sanitation renewal

MARQUETTE — Humboldt Township residents will have the opportunity to renew a 1.5-mill levy for garbage pickup on Tuesday. Township Supervisor Tom Prophet said the renewal is an important part of township operations. “It’s important for the residents of Humboldt Township to continue ...