Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 8, 2007

2007 Final Election Results


There were no elections in Antrim County.


In a 3,192 to 927 vote, Benzie County voters approved .66 mills for five years for operating the Commission on Aging. The millage previously was approved by voters in 2002. County voters also approved a five-year renewal of 1 mill for operating the county medical facility, The Maples, by a margin of 3,285 to 856, a millage also approved by voters in 2002. In a 2,094 to 2,023 tally, voters rejected a six year, .75 mill levy to improve, repair and maintain existing local roads within townships in the county.

In the race for a four-year term on the Benzie County Central Schools Board of Education, Michelle Carnes defeated Dale Jeske 1,525 to 901. Kim Lathwell, who ran unopposed for a partial term on the board ending Dec. 31, 2008, received 2,133 votes.

In a 556 to 497 vote, Rick Schmitt defeated Wes M. Blizzard for one four-year term on the Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools Board of Education. No one ran for two partial terms on that board that end Dec. 31, 2011.

Benzonia Township voters voted 481 to 390 to reject a $1 million bond issue to erect and furnish fire station facilities.

By a margin of 165 to 100, Gilmore Township voters approved a four-year, 0.75-mill increase request to operate the Benzie Shores District Library.

For three spots on the Frankfort City Council, the winners were Susanne E. Glynn with 245 votes, Patricia J. Haugen with 265 votes and Fred W. Stransky with 269 votes. Ida P. Dodge received 174 votes, J. Douglas Holmes received 139 votes and Ken Lake received 144 votes.

Voters in Almira Township's Precinct 1B cast ballots for the Traverse City Area Public School Board of Education election and millage proposal. Megan Crandall and Marjorie Rich received the highest number of votes with 34 and 44, respectively. Derek L. Christenson received 14 votes, Chuck Curtiss earned 18 votes, Thomas Kachadurian received 16 votes, Kirt W. Kilbourne received 27 and Chris Thompson received 23 votes. They passed the bond proposal by a vote of 69 to 68.

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