Funk, Triplett vie for Flint Township Clerk position



FLINT TWP. — At the Aug. 4 primary, incumbent Kathy Funk (D) will face challenger Manya Triplett (D) in the Flint Township Clerk’s race.

Funk, who was elected in 2016, has been a 14-year employee of Flint Township and has worked for eight years in the township clerk’s office. Prior to being employed by Flint Township, she held various positions in communications, writing and editing.

Funk is also past president of the Junior League of Flint and has been involved with several volunteering ventures with AFSCME Local 1918-01, including food drives, “Stuff a Backpack” drives and making blankets for chemo patients.

Funk, who was nominated for Michigan Township Clerk of the Year in her first term, said that she is running for reelection to continue to set a high standard for the Clerk’s Department/Elections Division.

“My staff and I will continue to serve with the utmost professionalism and integrity,” she said. “Voting integrity and practices will also be a focal piece. Many voters are suspect of voting in general, and absentee voting specifically.”

Triplett, a Flint Township realtor and property manager, said that her experience with managing and preparing legal documents for clients will make her an asset for Flint Township residents.

“I have over two decades of experience managing/preparing legal documents for corporations, analysis, inspection and for approval of funding,” she said. “I supervised daily office operations, resolving complaints, (overseeing) yearly budgeting, making recommendations, as well as coordinating meetings.”

Triplett said she is seeking election to be a voice for citizens.

“As a resident, I value and recognize the responsibility that you owe to the community for which you’re elected,” she said. “I would like an opportunity to become your Flint Township Clerk to strive every day to work together for the place we call home: Flint Township.”

There are no Republican candidates in the Flint Township Clerk’s race.