Miller, Jackson to run on November ballot for clerk

DAVISON TWP. — Voters will decide who the next township clerk will be on Nov. 2 when they are asked to vote for candidates put forth by the Genesee County Democratic and Republican parties.

The Democrats have selected Pat Miller as their candidate, while the Republicans have selected Morgan Jackson. Both will appear on the ballot to replace Clerk Mary Miller, who resigned June 1 after just six months in office.

When the Board of Trustees was unable to fill the position within the designated 45 days, the county had to step in and call for an election – meaning the next clerk will be decided by voters with candidates selected by the political parties.

At Monday’s board of trustees meeting, Miller, who served 16 years as treasurer until he was defeated last November by current Treasurer Tim Green, came before the board to announce his candidacy.

“I’m here to kick-off election my campaign,” he told the board. “I will bring experience, integrity and honor to the position.”

Mary Miller (no relation to Pat Miller) was elected to the position in November and served until May, when she announced she would be stepping down June 1 to care for her ailing husband.

Afterwards, the board met several times, most recently July 12 and 14 during its regular meeting and a special meeting, each time the vote ending 2-2 for the two candidates who were seeking an appointment to fill out the next 16 months of Miller’s term until the position could be decided by voters in the November 2022 election.

Jackson had not come forward with information about her candidacy at press time, but both candidates will have a chance to tell voters more about themselves in the Index before the Nov. 2 election.