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Ontonagon County election results

November 8, 2012
By SCOTT VIAU - DMG writer (sviau@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

ONTONAGON - The following are results from the Ontonagon County election: James R. Jessup (D) won the race for prosecuting attorney with 2,213 votes. His opponent, Jesse J. Monville (R) had 1,210 votes. Dale A. Rantala (D) won county sheriff with 3,054 votes. Twenty-three write-in votes were cast.

Eugene Fiszer (D) retained the position of county clerk with 2,841 votes. Twenty write-in votes were cast. Diane J. Killoran (D) won county treasurer with 2,873 votes. There were 18 write-on votes cast. William A. Turin (D) won mine inspector with 2,750 votes against 19 write-in votes. The District 4 Judge - Court of Appeals went to Peter D. O'Connell with 1,860 votes. His opponent Stephen L. Borrello,had 1,584 votes. There were 25 write-in votes. Partial-term District 4 Judge - Court of Appeals went to Amy Ronayne Krause with 2,002 votes. There were 20 write-in votes. Probate judge went to Janis Burgess with 2,659 votes.

There were 12 write-in votes.

Bergland Township

Democrat Dale Kuivanen won the race for supervisor with 148 votes. Kuivanen ran against Republican Carl Bailey who received 143 votes. Pat MacArthur (D) ran unopposed for clerk and received 227 votes. For treasurer, Wendy C. Savola (D) was the victor with 230 votes. There was one write-in vote. Two spots were open for trustee and David Roberts (R) and William Rolston (D) won the race with 166 and 161 votes, respectively. Dave C. Anderson (R) received 158 votes. There was one write-in vote.

Bohemia Township

LuAnn Haurynen (D) received 45 votes, winning the race for the supervisor. Elsie E. Sulkanen (D) received 42 votes for clerk. Norman W. Peterson (D) had 44 votes for treasurer. The two spots open for trustee were filled by Theresa P. Stanford (D) and Betty M. Wiitala (D) with 43 and 41 votes, respectively.

Carp Lake Township

Joe Hilborn (D) won Supervisor with 212 votes. His opponent, Homer Colclasure (No Party Affiliation) received 181 votes. Nancy Reath (D) became the clerk with 204 votes. Her opponent, Cynthia Walworth (NPA) received 195 votes. The treasurer position was won by Doreen Vollmer (NPA) with 245 votes. Her opponent, Donna M. Powelson (NPA) received 119 votes. Kenneth J. Wolfe (D) received 291 votes for trustee and John Piasecki (NPA) received 206 votes. The trustee position had two openings so both received the position. For the library board of directors, six spots were open. Judy A. Bardell (NPA) had 215 votes, Jane Bowen (NPA) had 248 votes, Jennifer Steve (NPA) had 92 votes and there were two write-in votes.

Greenland Township

Fred Barron (NPA) won the supervisor race with 312 votes against six write-in votes. Corrie Kaarto won the clerk position with 203 votes. Ellen J. Carlson (D) also ran and received 165 votes. There were two write-in votes. Mary Wagner (D) became treasurer with 340 votes against one write-in vote. Kevin Anttila (NPA) and Randy Kemppainen (NPA) both received the trustee position with 260 and 305 votes, respectively.

Haight Township

Joseph Pietilla (D) won the supervisor position with 78 votes. There was one write-in vote. Marilyn M. Sexton (D) won the clerk position with 80 votes against one write-in vote. Patricia J. Urbis (D) received 77 votes, securing the treasurer position. There was one write-in vote. The two positions for trustee were filled by Gerald Mattson (D) and Rose Holtz (D) with 71 and 70 votes, respectively.

Interior Township

Andrew Aho (NPA) won the race for supervisor with 90 votes. He ran against Fred Sliger (D) who had 76 votes. There was one write-in vote. Democrat Mariann Besonen (D) received 163 votes for clerk, winning the race. There were two write-in votes. The treasurer position went to L. Melanie Pelkola (R) with 116 votes. There was one write-in vote. The two openings for trustee went to Patsy Walls (D) with 115 and Paul T. Besonen (R) with 100 votes. Roseanna Larrin (D) received 78 votes, Gerald R. Devowe did not receive any votes and there were 22 write-in votes. The zoning repeal did not pass with 93 votes against and 62 votes for.

Matchwood Township

Glen Longtin (D) took home supervisor with 48 votes. There was one write-in vote. Clerk went to Gerald Kitzman (D) with 52 votes. There was one write-in. Treasurer went to Audrey Wagner (D) with 52 votes. The two openings for trustee went to Deborah A. Korich (NPA) and Lorraine Warsop (NPA) with 38 and 34 votes, respectively. Richard Luepke (NPA) received 27 votes. Constable went to Pete Korich (D) with 49 votes.

McMillan Township

Supervisor was won by Rockland Belongie (D) with 212 votes. There were three write-in votes. Ruth Fors (R) won clerk with 215 votes. There was one write-in candidate. Treasurer went to Kristen Lind (D) with 178 votes. Catherine Hirsack (NPA) received 43 votes. There were 49 write-in votes. The two trustee openings went to Gary Fors (D) and Daniel J. Staff (D) with 214 and 186 votes, respectively. There were three write-in votes. Constable went to Thomas Earl (D) with 206 votes. There were nine write-in votes. There were five spots open for the library board position. Edwina Earl (NPA) and Sandra Gustafson had 140 and 179 votes, respectively. There were six write-in votes. The Streets and Roads Millage Proposal passed with 176 votes to 79 against.

Ontonagon Township

Steve Store (D) won supervisor with 1,039 votes. There were 12 write-in votes. Clerk went to William Chabot (D) with 1,094 votes. There were five write-in votes. Treasurer (D) went to Penny Sarri with 1,078 votes. There were five write-in votes. Two openings for trustee went to Brenda Hamm (D) and Charles Maki (D) with 833 and 896 votes, respectively. There were eight write-in votes. The seven park positions went to Robert Rotundo (R) with 650 votes, Robert Burrows (D) with 835 votes, Sandra Hauswirth with 822 votes, Elmer Marks Jr. (D) with 723 votes, James Miles (D) with 856 votes, Deborah Slye (D) with 658 votes, Mike White (D) with 686 votes and MaryLee Kioski (NPA) with 640 votes. Joanna Wood (R) received 611 votes but did not receive a position. There was one write-in vote. For the library board, Lorraine Marley (NPA) received 791 votes, Ruth Ann Zimmer (NPA) received 789 votes, Carol A. Yakovich (NPA) got 774 votes, Sheri Dahlstrom (NPA) received 761 votes, Jo Ann Sharkey (NPA) received 751 votes, Thomas Lee (NPA) received 714 votes and there were three write-in votes.

Ontonagon Village

William R. Johnson became president with 426 votes. His opponent, William M. Johnson, received 180 votes. There were four write-in votes. Three spots were open for trustee and Elmer Marks Jr. received 340 votes, Tom R. Banse received 323 votes, Dianne Kattellus received 289 votes, Robert M. Schulz received 268 votes, Victoria James received 219 votes, Lawrence Wm. Bauer received 198 votes and there were four write-in votes. For the partial-term trustee position, John P. Cane had 846 votes and Tony Smydra had 743 votes. There were five write-in votes.

Rockland Township

Supervisor went to Roger Dale Haapala (D) with 88 votes. Peggy Killoran (R) won clerk with 95 votes. Treasurer went to Wendy S. Pence (R) with 93 votes. The two trustee positions went to Charles A. Pantti (D) and Patricia Racine (D) with 88 and 82 votes, respectively. The road proposal passed with 78 votes to 25. The activity center proposal passed with 75 votes to 27 against.

Stannard Township

Supervisor went to William J. Andrus (R) with 308 votes. There were seven write-in votes. Clerk went to Pamela Malnar (D) with 316 votes. There were three write-in votes. Diane M. Fry (D) won treasurer with 315 votes. There were four write-in votes. There were two spots open for trustee and Jill Lannet (R) and Clair H. Streeter (R) won the position with 278 and 268 votes, respectively. There were six write-in votes.

Ontonagon Area School District

For a four-year term, Bruce Johanson received 1,058 votes, Tanya Weisinger got 996 votes, Julie O'Connell received 559 votes, Todd Penegor received 503 votes, Avelin Yost received 423 votes, Kevin Norris received 180 votes and there were seven write-in votes. For a two-year term, Tammy Strasser received 1,550 votes. There were six write-in votes.

Ewen-Trout Creek Schools

For a four-year term, there were 354 write-in votes. Nancy Kugler and Thomas E. Brand did not receive any votes. For a two-year term, there were 314 write-in votes. Amandy Brady and Robert A. Spears did not receive any votes.

 
 

 

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