UPDATE (9:30 am): A number of other elections with local impact can be called.

Michigan House District 1 – with 99% of districts reporting
Jack Bergman (R) – 243,121  *WINNER*
Dana Ferguson (D) – 150,970
Ben Boren (L) – 5,963

Michigan State House of Representatives District 109
Sara Cambensy – 26,420  *WINNER*
Melody Wagner (R) – 19,644
Jim Hafeman (UST) – 644

11th Circuit Court Judge – Serves Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft and Mackinac Counties
Brian Rahilly – 7,718 *WINNER*
Zackary Sylvain – 3,325

Alger County Road Commission
Marci Taskey (R) – 2,537 *WINNER*
Paul Heyrman (D) – 2,398

Munising City Commission
Zach Eckert – 745
Unresolved write-in – 15

UPDATE (1:10 am): Au Train Township is in, leaving the City of Munising as the last district to report. As it appears all write-ins are appearing later, this township holds the key for the last township trustee race and the rest of the County Commissioner 5 race.

County Commissioner District 5
Mick Rondeau (R) – 619  *WINNER*
Mary Joan O’Halloran-Torongo (D) – 509
Unresolved write-in – 1
Total votes: 1,129

Au Train Township Trustee
Thomas Balmes (R) – 442
Jacob Miller (R) – 363
John Carr (NPA) – 343
Unresolved write in – 7

UPDATE (11:30 pm): Another write-in candidate with a middle initial has struggled garnishing votes, this time in Grand Island Township. Tammy R. Lindeblad, a write-in candidate for the open trustee spot received zero votes. There are nine unresolved write-in votes that could be applied to Lindeblad, but that will be dealt with by the Board of Canvassers on Thursday as well. She is listed as an eligible write-in candidate.

UPDATE (10:38 pm): Rock River Township contested elections in. The first controversy of the Alger County election comes from the Village of Chatham, as questions about who was to run in which race after an appointed position has created the first zero votes received situation.

Rock River Township Trustee
Trevor Case (D) – 389  *WINNER*
Rowan Bunce (D) – 375 *WINNER*
Steve Norman (NPA) – 275
Total votes: 436

Village of Chatham Board Member – Full Term
Dan Rushford – 82
Kit L. Fortney – 54
Unresolved write in – 16
Janet M. Whitmarsh – 0

Village of Chatham Board Member – Partial Term
Unresolved write in – 20
— There were no candidates for this election —

The Village of Chatham had to replace an ineligible candidate after 2018, replacing her with Janet Whitmarsh. Whitmarsh has served on the village board for two years.  This was for a four-year term, so a partial term of two years was left open through the ballot process. According to Alger County Deputy Clerk Joel VandeVelde, a minority of write-in votes in the full-term election could go to Whitmarsh. It will take a determination by the Board of Canvassers on Thursday. She is not eligible for the partial term.

UPDATE (9:45 pm): Mathias Township contested results are in. This includes the race for two trustees between three candidates. All other projected results are accurate, but no numbers were gathered.

Mathias Township Trustee
Megan Webber (D) – 162  *WINNER*
Joe Webber (R) – 152 *WINNER*
Kaitlin Timonen (D) – 122
Total votes: 436

Additionally, Mathias Township is the first group to report on two other contested races. This is just a partial grouping, as many municipalities will go into these elections.

11th Circuit Judge – Mathias Township
Brian Rahilly – 95
Zackary Sylvain – 83

Alger County Road Commission – Mathias Township
Marci Taskey (R) – 136
Paul Heyrman (D) – 131

UPDATE (8:45 pm): Burt Township results are now in. This includes two contested races, Burt Township Supervisor and two Burt Township trustee positions.

Burt Township Supervisor
Sheri Shafer (NPA) – 205 (59.4%) *WINNER*
Jack Hubbard (NPA) – 138 (40.0%)
Write in – 2 (0.6%)
Total votes: 345

Burt Township Trustees
Lou Lundquist (NPA) – 174 *WINNER*
Deb Lundquist (NPA) – 138 *WINNER*
Linda Steinke (NPA) – 109
Richard Williamson (NPA) – 107
Elizabeth Allen (NPA) – 95
Total votes: 623

Burt Township Treasurer
Tara Dongvillo (NPA) – 278 *WINNER*
Write in – 5
Total votes: 283

Burt Township Clerk
Lori McShane (NPA) – 288  *WINNER*
Write in – 4
Total votes: 292

 

With the polls now closed, Roam Media is unofficially calling the uncontested Alger County elections. These are the 54 projected winners across the county so far.

LEGEND: Asterisk – non-partisan election, D – Republican, R – Republican, L- Libertarian, NPA – No Party Affiliation

ALGER COUNTY POSITIONS

PROSECUTOR: Rob Steinhoff (D)
SHERIFF: Todd Brock (D)
CLERK & REGISTER OF DEEDS: Mary Ann Froberg (D)
TREASURER: Pam Johnson (D)

COUNTY COMMISSION

DISTRICT 1: Cathy Pullen (D)
DISTRICT 3: Esley Mattson (D)
DISTRICT 4: Jerry Doucette (D)

JUDGES

*COURT OF APPEALS-INCUMBENT: Michael J. Kelly and Amy Ronayne Krause
*COURT OF APPEALS-NON INCUMBENT: Michelle Rick
*93rd DISTRICT COURT: Mark Luoma

SCHOOL BOARDS

*MUNISING PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Paula Ackerman, Lara Bender, John Carr, James Petersen
*SUPERIOR CENTRAL SCHOOLS: Denise Bartlett, Emily Massie, Kim Spranger
*AUTRAIN ONOTA SCHOOLS: Katrina Walther, Lisa Hanson
*BURT TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS: Heather Dobberstein, Helen Scaife

TOWNSHIPS AND MUNICIPALITIES

AUTRAIN SUPERVISOR: Michelle Doucette (D)
AUTRAIN CLERK: Mary Walther Johnson (R)
AUTRAIN TREASURER: Kristy Cota (D)
BURT CLERK: Lori McShane (NPA)
BURT CLERK: Tara Dongvillo (NPA)
*CHATHAM COUNCIL MEMBER: Dan Rushford, Kit L. Fortney
GRAND ISLAND SUPERVISOR: Jeffrey Cromell (R)
GRAND ISLAND CLERK: David Kronk (D)
GRAND ISLAND TREASURER: Dee Jay Paquette (D)
GRAND ISLAND TRUSTEE: Barbara Stark (D)
LIMESTONE SUPERVISOR: Tom Curry (D)
LIMESTONE CLERK: Danita Rask (D)
LIMESTONE TREASURER: Rosalee Taskey (D)
LIMESTONE TRUSTEE: William Brisson (D), Ingrid Hoy(R)
MATHIAS SUPERVISOR: John deVeaux (NPA)
MATHIAS CLERK: Amy Richmond (D)
MATHIAS TREASURER: Marilyn Rukkila (D)
MUNISING TWP SUPERVISOR: Lisa Howard (D)
MUNISING TWP CLERK: Patty Willson (R)
MUNISING TWP TREASURER: Nicole Graves (R)
MUNISING TWP TRUSTEES: Selina Balko (D), Carmon Decet (D)
ONOTA SUPERVISOR: Terry Pihlainen (NPA)
ONOTA CLERK: Catherine Kimar (NPA)
ONOTA TREASURER: Cheryl Lane (NPA)
ONOTA TRUSTEES: Brian Bresette (NPA), Connie Lacko (NPA)
ROCK RIVER SUPERVISOR: Teri Grout (D)
ROCK RIVER CLERK: Dawn Leppanen (NPA)
ROCK RIVER TREASURER: Janet Braun (D)

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