MUNDY TWP. — Mundy Township Clerk Tonya Ketzler was leading Supervisor Joe Oskey in the race for the chief elected official’s spot in Mundy Township’s Democratic primary.
With no Republican challengers, the final results of Tuesday’s voting will determine who will serve as supervisor for the next four years.
As of press time, Ketzler had garnered 1,416 votes to Oskey’s 919 of 2,335 votes cast.
There were 230 undervotes, three overvotes and 227 invalid votes, plus two write-ins.
Oskey was appointed to the supervisor’s post in 2018. Before that, he served as township treasurer, having first been elected to that office in 2008. He served as a township trustee from 2004 to 2008.
Ketzler has served three terms as clerk, having first been elected to that office in 2008. She also served as a trustee from 2004 to 2008.
Cory Bostwick, a Democrat who was appointed treasurer to replace Oskey in 2018, is unopposed in her bid for the clerk’s office.
Democrat Dennis Owens, who also currently serves as a trustee, is unopposed in the race for treasurer.
Four trustee seats also are available. In the Democratic primary, Debra Ridley was in the lead with 1,547 votes, followed by Kimberly Jimenez with 1,483, Greg Dietrich with 1,365, and Mark T. Gorton with 1,344. Dan Morey was trailing with 1,329.
There were 7,068 votes cast with 3,187 undervotes, four overvotes and 195 invalid votes, plus nine write-ins.
The top four contenders will face Republican challenger Kyle V. Ward in the November general election.
Results listed here were not finalized at press time. Updated results from the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Primary Election will be posted online at www.mihomepaper.com. As results are posted, an e-newsletter will also be sent to e-newsletter subscribers. An e-newsletter subscription is free. Sign up at swartzcreekview. mihomepaper.com/get-news-updates/