Township clerk running for county commissioner seat

FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts announced last November that, after serving three four-year terms, she would not run for re-election this year. But Courts apparently is not yet ready to retire from public service.

She is one of three candidates so far who have filed for Genesee County Commissioner, representing the fourth district, on the Aug. 2 state primary ballot.

With less than a week remaining before the April 19 filing deadline, candidates’ names also are trickling in for the seven four-year terms on the Flint Township Board of Trustees.

Township Supervisor Karyn Miller has filed for re-election and has one opponent

— David N. Huffman, a township resident for more than 47 years.

Two candidates have filed for Clerk — Kathy Funk and LaVonna Harris. One candidate has filed for township treasurer — Lisa R. Anderson. Current Treasurer Marsha Binelli had not filed as of late Tuesday.

Five candidates so far have filed for four remaining trustee seats including incumbents Frank Kasle, a nine-year member of the board, and George Menoutes, who has cumulatively served on the board for 25 years. Newcomers are David DuFresne, Carol Pfaff Dahl and Joanne E. Rhoads who are running on a slate with Huffman for supervisor and Harris for clerk.

More information about all candidates will be published after the filing deadline.

All eligible candidates will appear on the August primary ballot which typically narrows down the field of partisan candidates for the general election in November. Unofficially, August primary winners, usually Democrats, go on to be finalized unopposed in November.

To see the full list of candidates who have filed so far, visit the county elections website at clerks1/ docs/Elections/201608/16AUGPRI. CANDIDATES.pdf

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