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MECOSTA COUNTY

AUGUST 5, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION

*Vote only 1 Party Section*

 

OFFICE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE

 

GOVERNOR

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Rick Snyder

 

Mark Schauer

 

UNITED STATES SENATOR

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Terri Lynn Land

 

Gary Peters

 

 4TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

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Peter Konetchy

Paul Mitchell

John Moolenaar

 

 

Jeff Holmes

 

STATE SENATOR

33RD DISTRICT

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Judy K. Emmons

 

Fred Sprague

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

102ND DISTRICT

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James Higgs

Phil Potvin

 

John B. Ruggles

 

COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONER

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Michael Wernette

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #1

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Marilynn Vargo

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #2

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Jerrilynn Strong

Jerry Williams

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #3

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Linda Howard

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #4

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Raymond Steinke

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #5

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Art Adleman

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #6

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Eric O’Neil

Mike Schonert

 

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT #7

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Bill Routley

 

 

FORK TOWNSHIP VOTERS

 

SUPERVISOR – Partial

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John J. Singer

Michael Tillman

 

 

CLERK – Partial

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Roberta Hazen

 

Kim Dowell

 

TRUSTEE – Partial

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Wade D. Caryl

Cheryl Roote

 

Pamela J. Gilbert

HINTON TOWNSHIP VOTERS

 

CLERK – Partial

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Nicole Willett

 

 

WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP VOTERS

 

SUPERVISOR – Partial

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George E. Huffman III

 

Joseph Fate

 

TRUSTEE – Partial

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Lee Carte

 

 

BALLOT PROPOSALS:

 

STATE

PROPOSAL 14-1

APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS

 

The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:

 

1. Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.

 

2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.

 

3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.

 

4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.

 

5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.

 

Should this law be approved?

 

YES:

NO:

 

 

 

 

COUNTY

9-1-1 SURCHARGE RENEWAL

 

For the period beginning on July 1, 2015 and continuing through the month of December in the year 2021, shall Mecosta County be authorized to assess a monthly surcharge of up to $2.25 (not to exceed $2.25 in the monthly billings of landline, wireless and VOIP service suppliers within the geographic boundaries of Mecosta County), a renewal of the monthly surcharge previously authorized in 2010, to be used exclusively for the funding of 911 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Mecosta County, including facilities, equipment, and operations?

 

YES:

NO:

 

COUNTY

PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH FIXED MILLAGE LIMITATIONS

 

Shall separate tax limitations be established for a period of ten years, or until altered by the voters of the county, for the County of Mecosta, the townships, and the intermediate school districts within the county, the aggregate of which shall not exceed 7.4293 mills as follows:

 

County                                     5.9299 mills

Intermediate Schools                 .2494 mills

Townships                               1.2500 mills

 

Total:                                       7.4293 mills

 

YES:

NO:

 

 

MILLBROOK TOWNSHIP VOTERS

FIRE MILLAGE PROPOSAL

 

Shall the previous voted increase in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution on general ad valorem taxes within Millbrook Township be renewed at 1 mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for the period of 2014 through 2023 inclusive?  The purpose of this levy is to provide funds for fire-fighting and First-Responder equipment.

 

It is estimated that a levy of 1 mill would provide revenue of $34,000 in the first calendar year.

 

YES:

NO:

 

 

MORTON TOWNSHIP VOTERS

FIRE AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

INCREASE MILLAGE PROPOSAL

 

Shall Morton Township impose an increase of up to .5 mill ($.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) in the tax limitation imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution and levy it for four (4) years, 2014 through 2017 inclusive, for Morton Township Fire and Rescue Operations, which .5 mill increase will raise an estimated $128,620 in the first year the millage is levied?

 

YES:

NO:

 

FIRE AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT &

EQUIPMENT HOUSING

RENEWAL MILLAGE PROPOSAL

 

Shall the expired previous voted increases in the tax limitations imposed under Article IX, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution in Morton Township, of .5 mill ($.50 per $1,000 of taxable value), reduced to .4930 mill ($.49 per $1,000 of taxable value) by the required millage rollbacks, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted .5 mill ($.50 per $1,000 of taxable value) and levied for ten (10) years, 2014 through 2023 inclusive, for Morton Township Fire and Rescue Equipment and Equipment Housing, raising an estimated $126,819 in the first year the millage is levied?

 

YES:

NO:

 

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