For schools: 11 candidates, 11 posts
Eleven candidates are seeking the same number of seats on the county’s four district Boards of Education.
The deadline to file nominating petitions was Aug. 14 for the non-partisan portion of the Nov. 6 ballot.
In the Suttons Bay and Glen Lake school districts two incumbent trustees are stepping down from their posts. Kim Eike and Ken Fosmore are not seeking re-election in their respective school districts, opening the door for newcomers. Bryan Linck of Bingham Township is seeking a four-year term on the Suttons Bay Board of Education along with incumbent trustee David Buffum. Cynthia Opie, appointed earlier this year to a vacancy created with the resignation of John Zachman, is running unopposed for the two years remaining in Zachman’s unexpired term.
At Glen Lake, incumbent Ross Hazelton is seeking re-election to a fouryear term as is newcomer Laura Aylsworth-Bonzelet of Empire. Both are unopposed.
In Leland, three candidates are seeking three available seats. Board president Bill Robinson is hoping to continue service to the school district as is trustee Janine Fierberg. Ross Satterwhite, who was appointed earlier this year to replace Sarah Grosvenor, who stepped down before the end of her term, is seeking election.
All are four-year seats.
In a transition to a state mandated November even-year rotation, the lengths of terms available on the Northport Board of Education will vary.
Board president Tom Wetherbee is seeking a six-year seat. Incumbent Lynelle Wilcox-Irvine is seeking a partial term that will expire at the end of December 2014. Likewise Kristin Frank is seeking election to a seat which expires in December 2016.