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Nov. 2 elections see many candidates from Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids residents have over ten races to decide in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 general election. Apart from the gubernatorial race, voters will also see candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, University Board of Regents and State Supreme Court seats on the ballot.

Running for governor of the State of Michigan this year, a four-year term, are Republican Rick Snyder, of Ann Arbor; Democrat Virg Bernero, of Lansing; Green Party candidate Harley Mikkelson, of Caro; U.S. Taxpayers candidate Stacey Mathia, of Grand Rapids; and Libertarian Ken Proctor, of Charlotte.

In the running for Lieutenant Governor are Republican Brian N. Calley, of Portland; Democrat Brenda Lawrence, of Southfield; Green Party candidate Lynn Meadows, of Ann Arbor; U.S. Taxpayers candidate Chris Levels, of Flint; and Libertarian Erwin J. Haas, of Grand Rapids.

The four-year secretary of state position is sought after by Republican Ruth Johnson, of Holly; Democrat Jocelyn Michelle Benson, of Detroit; Green Party candidate John Anthony La Pietre, of Marshall; U.S. Taxpayers candidate Robert Gale, of Sterling Heights; and Libertarian Scotty Boman, of Detroit.

Running for the four-year attorney general position are Libertarian Daniel Grow, of St. Joseph; U.S. Taxpayers candidate Gerald T. Van Sickle, of Wellston; Democrat David Leyton, of Flint; and Republican Bill Schuette, of Midland.

In the race to be Michigan's 3rd District Representative in Congress, a two-year position, are Republican Justin Amash, of Grand Rapids; Democrat Pat Miles, of Grand Rapids; Green Party candidate Charlie Shick, of Wyoming; U.S. Taxpayers candidate Ted Gerrard, of Grand Rapids; and Libertarian James Rogers, of Rockford.

Running for the seat of Michigan's 28th District State Senator, a four-year term, are Republican Mark C. Jansen, of Grand Rapids; Democrat Robin Golden, of Wyoming; and Libertarian Jamie Lewis, of Grand Rapids.

Vying for the 29th District State Senator seat, a four-year term, are Republican Dave Hildenbrand, of Grand Rapids; Democrat David LaGrand, of Grand Rapids; and Libertarian Bill Gelineau, of Lowell.

In the running for the two-year-termed position of 73rd District State Representative are Republican Peter MacGregor, of Rockford; Democrat Jerrod C. Roberts, of Cedar Springs; and Libertarian Ron Heeren, of Grand Rapids.

The seat of Michigan's 75th District State Representative, a two-year-term, is being contested by Republican Bing Goei, Democrat Brandon Dillon and Libertarian Larry DeLeon, all of Grand Rapids.

On the ballot for the 76th District State Representative seat, a two-year-termed position, are Libertarian Matthew L. Friar, U.S. Taxpayers candidate Bill Mohr, Democrat Roy Schmidt and Republican Marc A. Tonnemacher, all of Grand Rapids.

Vying for the 86th District State Representative seat, a two-year term, are Republican Lisa Posthumus Lyons, of Alto; Democrat Frank A. Hammond, of Walker; and Libertarian Robin VanLoon, of Grand Rapids.

Voters will also be asked to decide on members of the Kent County Commission, State Board of Education, the University of Michigan Board of Regents, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, the Wayne State University Board of Governors and two positions on the State Supreme Court.


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