No primary election challenges at County level

April 25, 2014

By Rosemary Horvath

Former Clare County District 1 Commissioner Jerry Burger will challenge the person who unseated him four years ago, Commissioner Dale Majewski, a Democrat.

Democrat incumbent Lynn Laverty-Grim will face Republican challenger and newcomer Samantha J. Pitchford for the District 2 commission seat.

But both these races aren’t until the November general election.

Remaining members of the current county Board of Commissioners are unopposed unless contenders file as No Party Affiliation by the July 17 deadline.

Republican commissioners are District 3 Leonard Ray Stouse and District 4 Jack Kleinhardt.

Democrats on the board are District 5 Rick LaBoda, District 6 Karen Lipovsky and District 7 Jim Gelios.
At the August primary, there isn’t any competition, at least for county commission.

Two Republicans are running for an expiring term on the county road commission. Newcomer Don Kolander will challenge incumbent Dick Haynak at the August primary.

Kolander also seeks re-election as a council member for the city of Harrison but is registered as No Party Affiliation.

Besides Kolander, the only other incumbent seeking another term is Connie Cauchi. Challengers are John Hamilton and Karen Wilson.

All four filed as No Party Affiliation for the two seats open.

Stacy Stocking seeks another term as Harrison mayor. He filed as No Party Affiliation.
The only ballot question in August is in Harrison. Voters will be asked to create the office of city manager as provided by the city charter.

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