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The team of seven candidates running against the incumbents for Peninsula Township offices won by a landslide victory in yesterday’s primary election, many by a margin of two to one or more.

On the team’s “Rebuilding Peninsula Community” Facebook page, they posted:

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“WE DID IT! All 7 candidates won the Primary Election and will be taking office in November!! Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and all of you who worked so hard on our behalf!! We look forward to serving you and Rebuilding our Peninsula.”

In one of the biggest victories, Rob Manigold bested incumbent Peter Correia by about six to one for the office of Peninsula Township Supervisor, with Manigold landing 1854 votes to Correia’s 288. Manigold previously held the office from 1988 to 2013.

For more on the team’s visions for Peninsula Township, click here to read Q&As.

Here are the official election results from Grand Traverse County’s website:

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR (Total Votes: 2144)

  • Peter A. Correia (incumbent): 288 (13.43%)
  • Robert K. Manigold: 1854 (86.47%)
  • Write-In Votes: 2 (0.09%)

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP CLERK (Total Votes: 2126)

  • Monica A. Hoffman (incumbent) 756 (35.56%)
  • Joanne M. Westphal: 1368 (64.35%)
  • Write-In Votes: 2 (0.09%)

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP TREASURER (Total Votes: 2119)

  • David K. Weatherholt (incumbent): 688 (32.47%)
  • Brad Bickle: 1431 (67.53%)

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE (Total Votes 7143)

  • Margaret A. Achorn: 1544 (21.62%)
  • Maura A. Sanders: 1560 (21.84%)
  • Warren L. Wahl: 1574 (22.04%)
  • Wendy L. Witkop: 675 (9.45%)
  • Isaiah S. Wunsch: 1787 (25.02%)
  • Write-In Votes: 3 (0.04%)

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP PARK COMMISSIONER (Total Votes: 2937)

  • Jon Andrus: 1030 (35.07%)
  • Gary W. Cornell: 954 (32.48%)
  • Michael J. Skurski: 927 (31.56%)
  • Write-In Votes: 26 (0.89%)

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