Bishop defeats Hansen for another term as mayor

Unchallenged candidates elected to council seats

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop

DAVISON — Incumbent Mayor Tim Bishop held onto his seat Tuesday, winning another term as mayor when he earned the most votes in his race with local resident and businessman James Hansen.

Bishop, 49, won by a vote of 1,427-1,020, propelling him to his third term as mayor of the city of Davison.

Hansen, 67, the owner of Hansen Funeral Home in Davison, said his goals were to continue to bring better working relationships with surrounding governmental agencies and to look at joint cost saving programs that mutually benefit all parties.

Bishop told the Index prior to the election if re-elected he would continue to keep making the best decisions for the residents which included working with current and new incoming council members, as well as the city staff to ensure “only good financial, safety and quality of living decisions are made.”

He said he also thinks it’s important to make sure the citizens are engaged and involved more in what is needed as a city.

“We need to find people’s passions and interests and get them involved,” he said.

On the council residents Jamie Stebbins, Casey Clark and Stacey Kalisz were unopposed in the race for three open seats. They were elected by votes of 1,445, 1,453 and 1,446, respectively.