GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township voters have a lot of decisions to make in the upcoming primary election.
With one exception, all of the seats on the Board of Trustees have multiple candidates on the ballot.
Supervisor Scott Bennett, a Republican, is unopposed in his bid for re-election.
Incumbent Clerk Cathy Lane faces challenger David B. Robertson in the Republican primary. Lane has served as clerk for eight years. Prior to that, she was a township trustee for 22 years.
Robertson served as state senator for the 14th District from 2011 to 2018, state representative for the 51st District from 2003 to 2008, and Genesee County 5th District commissioner from 1999 to 2002. He also served in the State House of Representatives from 1991 to 1992 when he lost the seat to redistricting.
With no Democrats filing for the clerk’s office, the candidate who advances in the primary will secure the post.
Treasurer Earl Guzak is not seeking re-election. Republicans Lonnie Adkins and Larry Anderson will face off in the primary for the chance to go up against Democrat Mark W. Kilmer in the November general election. Adkins currently serves as a trustee.
In the trustee race, both Republicans and Democrats will eliminate one contender in the primary.
Of the Democrats, candidates include Sarah Hugo, incumbent Joe Massey, Jude Rariden, incumbent Ken Thomas and Paul White. Hugo and White are newcomers to the political arena. Rariden, a former township police captain, previously served as a township trustee after being elected in 2012. Massey was elected to his current trustee post in 2016.
The Republicans will choose from incumbent Al Mansour and newcomers Christopher Estes, Joel Feick, Jay Johnson, and Ryan Thompson.
Adkins also had filed in the trustees’ race but withdrew to run for treasurer. — L.R.