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Interview times for Candidates Seeking Councilor-at-Large

Wmom will be interviewing all the Candidates for Councilor-at-Large for the August 2nd election all this week. At 8:30am everyday on 102.7 WMOM, you can hear the candidates respond to issues regarding the management and direction of Ludington. 

Tuesday July 25th - Brandy Henderson

Wednsesday July 26th- Wally Cain

Thrusday July 27th- Steve VonPfahl

Friday July 28th - David Buskirk

Another Joins the Race for Mayor in Ludington

The candidacy of Kaye Ferguson Holman as the new mayor is no longer a foregone conclusion.  Another candidate has emerged.  Cheri Stibitz-Rozell has thrown her hat in the ring.  MOM news has heard at least one other candidate will emerge before the Tuesday afternoon filing deadline.  Both names will automatically appear on the November 8th general election ballot.  The winner will serve the unexpired term of Ryan Cox, who resigned at the end of May.

City Councilor Kaye Holman Will Run for Mayor of Ludington

News from city hall this morning.  City councilor Kaye Ferguson Holman has filed a petition for the mayor’s election in November.

City Clerk Deb Luskin confirms that Holman is the only person that has taken out a petition.  The opening occurred when  the office that was left vacant by Mayor Ryan Cox who suddenly resigned in May.  Petitions must be filed for the mayor’s position must be filed by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd.  Those who are running for a councilor seat can file, but must withdraw from the Mayor’s race on August 5th if they no longer want to be in the fall election.

Local Candidates Take the Podium in Scottville

Several local candidates spoke at a public forum Wednesday night.  It was sponsored by Mason County Press in Scottville. 

Dr. Lewis Squires and teacher Jennifer Doggett are both running for a seat on the Mason County Board of Commissioners.  Squires spoke of a need to streamline county board committees, zoning changes and working with townships.  Ms. Doggett said that she was qualified through volunteerism, customer service and being a teacher at West shore Community College.  Both agreed that more jobs are needed in Mason County.

Mary Alway is challenging Mason County Clerk Cheryl Kelly.  Ms. Kelly was appointed when Jim Rifle left to become the drain commissioner.  She proposes to have the county office go paperless and is making plans to speed the efficiency of the office.

Alway denied a rumor that she would replace the staff at the Mason County clerk’s office if she were elected.  She cited her experience in customer service as a qualification for the job of county clerk.

Curt VanderWal is running for the 101st state representative seat.  He said his business ownership experience qualifies him for the job.  He has worked in food distribution and operates a local lawn care company.

The entire forum is posted on the Mason County Press Facebook page.

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