FLINT TWP. — A former township supervisor is among 18 candidates who have filed to run for seven seats on the township board in the November election. Tuesday was the filing deadline.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Clerk Kim Courts each face one challenger. They are Michelle “Shelly” King running for supervisor and Alex Clark, running for clerk on a slate with King.
With the retirement of five-term treasurer Sandra Wright, the township will have a new treasurer for the first time in 20 years. The contenders are Marsha Binelli, Donald Thompson and Nathaniel Olivo.
Former township supervisor Douglas Carlton has tossed his hat into the ring for a trustee’s seat. All four incumbents have filed for re-election. They are Frank Kasle, George Menoutes, Belenda Parker and Barb Vert. The challengers are Carlton, Michael Coburn, David Huffman, Chuck Hughes, Deborah Nebraski, Mark Rowley and John Whiteside.
Clerk Kim Courts said all who filed are Democrats meaning they must vie against each other in the August 7 primary election to become finalists in the November general election.
At the county level, Ted C. Henry, Democrat, of Flushing will face Timothy A. Bontrager, Republican, of Lennon, for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners 8th district seat.
For 49th district state representative, incumbent James Ananich, Democrat, of Flint, will face Robert J. Daunt, Republican, of Flint.
Vying for the 5th district U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of long-serving Dale Kildee, the contenders are Dan Kildee, Democrat of Flint Township who will face in November one of the two Republican candidates – Jim Slezak of Davison Township or Tom Wassa of Fairgrove village in Tuscola County.