Voters select three incumbents, one challenger to township board

FLINT TWP. — Three incumbent trustees and one challenger emerged from a crowded field of candidates to secure four seats on the Flint Township Board of Trustees.

Following the Aug. 4 primary, incumbent trustees Barbara Vert (D), Carol Pfaff-Dahl (D) and Tom Klee (D) retained their positions on the township board. Vert, Pfaff-Dahl and Klee garnered the top three vote totals in the race, with Vert earning 3,351 votes, Pfaff-Dahl receiving 3,231 votes and Klee getting 2,654 votes.

Challenger Debbe Campbell finished in the top four with 2,554 votes to also earn a seat on the township board. Campbell edged out former Flint Township Trustee George Menoutes (D), who finished in fifth place with 2,216 votes. Longtime incumbent Trustee Frank Kasle (D), who was elected in 2007, came in sixth with 2,110 votes. LaCracha L. Handy (D) received the next highest total with 1,415 votes, and David Huffman (R) finished in eighth place with 861 votes.

Vert, who was elected in 2008, will return to the township board for her fourth term. Pfaff-Dahl and Klee, both elected in 2016, will serve their second four-year terms.

Campbell, the highest vote-getter among the challengers, will join the incumbents for her first term on the township board.

Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Flint Township Treasurer Lisa Anderson ran unopposed on the primary ballot. — B.G.

Results listed here were not finalized at press time. Updated results from the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Primary Election will be posted online at As results are posted, an e-newsletter will also be sent to e-newsletter subscribers. An e-newsletter subscription is free. Sign up at