Mendham Wins Top Badge Handily
N3 News Team
Willett to return to BOC, Kolk defeats Johnson
Vanderstelt takes Clerk position
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With 30 precincts in Newaygo County’s 28 townships and cities, County Clerk Drew Robinson spent much of his day driving to the sites of the polling to check out complaints of inappropriate sign placement or other electioneering grievances. He and his crew in the Clerk’s office were looking at...
... a long night and local media folks were on hand to join them in waiting for the final results to make their way through the door.
There are 35.072 registered voters in the county and turnout in the Primary had been predicted to be strong with several contested seats at the county and township level as well as the preliminary race for the open seat in the Michigan House.
At 8:45 the first returns came in from Home Township, our friends tucked into the Northwest part of the county, and by 9:20pm their 60 votes appeared on the new website the county has put into place.
Bob Mendham went up 36-16 over Pat Hedlund in the Sheriff’s race and the contest for Clerk was pretty evenly divided with Drew Robinson holding a 26-24 edge. Scott VanSingel took 38 votes with John Wilterink capturing 11 and Dan Eley collecting 5 in the competition for State Rep.
And so the race was on…..
By midnight when the final tallies for the commissioner races came in Vern Willett took the triangulated 5th district by 15 votes over 2nd place finisher Del Hirdes with Terry Harrison coming in third and Brian Kolk pulled 78% of the vote over incumbent Steve Johnson.
Mr. Mendham finished with 75% of the vote for Sheriff and Mr. Vanderstelt collected 54% of the vote for Clerk.
N3 will provide further results later today.