If you were thinking of running for office in the upcoming 2020 election, the deadline to file quietly passed last week. With everything going on in the world, it’s admittedly probably not the first thing on everyone’s mind these days.
The primary election will take place on August 4, 2020, and the general election on November 3. In Peninsula Township, those running for office unopposed include:
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- Supervisor: Rob Manigold (R)
- Clerk: Becky Chown (R)
- Treasurer: Brad Bickle (R)
- Township Board Trustees: Republicans Margaret Achorn, David Sanger, Warren Wahl and Isaiah Wunsch
The following OMP residents have filed for six non-partisan seats on the Peninsula Community Library Board:
- John Bercini
- Lorraine Brickman
- Nancy Davy
- Brit Eaton
- Nikki Sobkowski
- Todd Wilson
Nancy Davy, Brit Eaton and Todd Wilson are new candidates to the board. John Bercini, Lorraine Brickman and Nikki Sobkowski are incumbents.
As Peninsula Township Clerk Becky Chown noted here, this might be a good time to consider voting via absentee ballot, as it’s unclear where we will be with regard to the COVID-19 restrictions by the time those elections roll around.
Email Becky at [email protected] and ask to be placed on the absentee ballot list. All registered voters who are on this list will receive an application and ballot by mail.
Hopefully, we will be able to drive to the polls and vote in August and November, but if not, absentee ballots are a great way to make your vote count while practicing social distancing (are we all sick of that phrase yet?).
If you have any questions about the upcoming election, feel free to email Becky or call the clerk’s office, (231) 223-7321.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb