Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 3, 2012

Independent runs for Benzie sheriff


BEULAH — Custer Courville "Coury" Carland will be on the ballot as an independent in the Benzie County sheriff's race.

Carland, a 2000 graduate of Frankfort High School, has a political science degree from Central Michigan University and is completing a master's degree there.

Carland is a professor at Saginaw Valley State University.

He'll face Republican Ted Schendel, who handily defeated two challengers in the August primary.

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