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Unofficial results from local Tuesday primary elections outlined

Editor’s note: Unofficial results of contested primary elections in Marquette County with all precincts reported as of Journal press time for today’s edition are listed below. For information on other contested races and updates on Tuesday’s election results, visit the Journal’s website at miningjournal.net. Election results remain unofficial until the Marquette County Board of Canvassers verifies them at a 1 p.m. meeting today.

MARQUETTE — Voters across Marquette County cast their ballots Tuesday in a variety of contested races to determine which candidate or candidates will proceed to the Nov. 3 general election.

Durant to appear on Democratic ticket for Marquette Township supervisor

Lyn Durant will appear on the Democratic ticket for Marquette Township supervisor during the Nov. 3 general election.

Durant garnered 501 votes followed by her sole opponent David Wiegand, who received 246 votes, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

The township supervisor runs the seven-member Marquette Township Board meetings, which are held bi-monthly; acts as the township’s legal agent, and makes some committee appointments.

No Republican candidates were listed on Marquette County Clerk’s Office documentation as of press time on Tuesday evening.

Yunker to appear on Democratic ticket for Ishpeming Township clerk, trustee candidates also selected

Aaron Yunker will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot as the Democratic candidate for Ishpeming Township clerk.

Yunker garnered 363 votes, followed by Carrie Phillips, who received 320 votes, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

Curt Sjoholm and Charles Johnson will appear on the Democratic ticket for the two open Ishpeming township trustee seats on Nov. 3, facing off against Republican David Bosio.

Sjoholm was the top vote-getter with 465 votes, followed by Johnson with 300 and Michelle Wickstrom with 282 votes, according to the unofficial results.

Township treasurer candidate Kristin Thorton ran unopposed.

There were no Republican candidates listed in the information provided by the Marquette County Clerk’s Office as of press time Tuesday evening.

Hansen to appear on Democratic ticket for Turin Township treasurer

Maggie Hansen will appear on the Democratic ticket for Turin Township treasurer on Nov. 3, as Hansen garnered 25 votes while opponent Jackie Kayser received 14 votes, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

Marietti, Manty to appear on Democratic ticket for Tilden Township trustee

Craig Marietti and James Manty will appear on the Democratic ticket for Tilden Township trustee on Nov. 3, as Marietti and Manty garnered 146 and 121 votes respectively, while opponent Paul Altobello received 117 votes, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

Anderson to appear on Democratic ticket for Skandia Township treasurer

Alice Anderson will appear on the Democratic ticket for Skandia Township treasurer on Nov. 3, as Anderson garnered 89 votes and Michelle Dolby received 50, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office.

Pelkola to appear on Democratic ticket for Champion Township supervisor, trustee races also decided

Christopher Pelkola narrowly won Tuesday’s contested Democratic race for Champion Township supervisor, according to unofficial election results from the Marquette County Clerk’s Office. Pelkola will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Pelkola received 28 votes, while Lee Tonge came in second with 26 votes followed by Elizabeth Brotherton, who got 25 votes, according to unofficial election results.

No Republican candidate for Champion Township supervisor was listed on the Marquette County Clerk’s candidate listing as of Tuesday evening.

In the Democratic primary for Champion Township trustee, Sonia D. LaPin won the most votes with 64, followed by Susan Little with 31 votes. Candidate Jeremy Bowen garnered 20 votes. LaPin and Little will face off against Republican candidate Mathew Zumpf for two open seats in November.

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