FLINT TWP. — Board Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes announced last week that they are seeking re-election to fouryear terms.
Both are Democrats and have filed nominating petitions for the August 7 primary election. The filing deadline for all candidates is May 15. All seven seats are open on the Township Board including supervisor, treasurer, clerk and four trustees.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller has announced her re-election plans and treasurer Sandra Wright has announced her plans to retire.
Kasle and Menoutes emphasized their experience and qualifications to continuing serving.
“We urge our fellow residents to keep responsible and capable Trustees in office for four more years,” they said in a press release.
Kasle, who has served as trustee for five years, said that public safety is his top priority.
“ I continue to be committed to providing top notch public services to our residents while holding down the cost of government,” he said.
Menoutes pledged to work hard to keep Flint Township a good place to live and work, emphasizing “safer streets, strong police and fire departments and helping both new and established businesses.”
Kasle, an attorney, has been a Flint Township resident for 35 years. He and wife Judy have been married for 49 years and have two children and three grandchildren. Kasle is a member of the Township Zoning Board of Appeals and Firefighters’ Retirement Board.
Menoutes, a registered pharmacist, has 28 years experience in local government, including 21 years as a Flint Township Trustee. He has lived in the Township for 57 years, and currently serves on the Township Planning Commission He and his wife Kathryn have been married for 57 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. — Rhonda S. Sanders