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Elections

Four Republicans face off for 110th District House seat

ISHPEMING — Voters in the Michigan House District 110 will choose from four Republican candidates on Tuesday. The winner of the primary election will go on to face the sole Democratic candidate, Ken Summers, at the November general election. The district seat, which represents residents ...

Negaunee Township millages placed on Tuesday’s ballot

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Township officials are placing two new millages on Tuesday’s ballot, but the amount of property tax collected from residents will not increase. The township board elected to split its current 2-mill millage community center and recreation millage into a .85 mill ...

Millage proposals set to go before voters on Tuesday

MARQUETTE —In addition to several county-wide proposals, several of the townships in Marquette County will place millage questions before voters on Tuesday. Road improvements police services and general operating are among the questions that will be put before voters in Ewing, Forsyth, ...

8 vie for 2 seats on Marquette City Commission

MARQUETTE — Two incumbents and six candidates are vying for two open seats on the Marquette City Commission in the Nov. 6 general election. The top four vote-getters determined after the Aug. 7 primary election will proceed to the general election in November. The non-partisan seven-member ...

Marquette County millage renewals on ballot

MARQUETTE — Proposals for renewal of several Marquette County-wide millages will appear on the Aug. 7 ballot. The proposals include a millage to fund services for senior citizens, a millage for Marquette County Search and Rescue and Technical Rescue Unit programs and a millage for ...

Michigan Senate race

MARQUETTE — Voters in the Aug. 7 primary election will choose the candidates who will run for the Michigan Senate’s 38th District seat. The 38th District encompasses much of the Upper Peninsula, including Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, ...

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 ...