Candidate filings in Kent County

Analysis

Again, this is just a listing of who is running for positions in Kent County. Up to this point there has only been a few stories about race in Kent County, but most of the candidates listed have received no coverage.

Article Text

Here is a complete list of candidates meeting Tuesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline:

Kent County

Circuit Court, new judgeship – Term ending 2012: Helen V. Brinkman of Rockford, Christian G. Krupp of East Grand Rapids, David M. Murkowski of East Grand Rapids and Mark A. Trusock of Grand Rapids.

Drain Commissioner – Partial two-year term ends in 2008: Republicans Barry A. Bittrick of Ada, William R. Byl of Grand Rapids, Jack Horton of Vergennes Township, Roger Lamer of Wyoming, Tom Postmus of Grand Rapids and Ron Sytsma of Byron Center will face each other in the Aug. 8 primary for the right to meet Democrat Brian McKay of Grand Rapids in November.

County Commissioner – Term ending 2008

1st District – (Plainfield Township): Incumbent Republican Theodore Vonk of Belmont will face Democrat Mary Ann Lauka of Belmont in November.

2nd District – (Algoma, Alpine, and Sparta townships): Incumbent Republican Fritz W. Wahlfield of Comstock Park and Republican Gary Albert Potter of Sparta will meet each other in the Aug. 8 primary for the chance to face Democrat Patricia Kramer of Comstock Park in November.

3rd District – (Rockford city and Courtland, Nelson, Solon, Spencer and Tyrone townships): Incumbent Republican Roger C. Morgan of Rockford will face Democrat Gary Gershon of Cedar Springs in November.

4th District – (Ada, Cannon, Grattan, and Oakfield townships): Incumbent Republican Gary Rolls of Ada will run uncontested.

5th District – (Lowell city and Bowne, Cascade, Lowell and Vergennes townships): Republican Sandra Frost Parrish of Cascade Township will face Democrat Dennis P. Brown of Lowell in November

6th District – (Walker, small portion of Grand Rapids): Incumbent Republican Arthur S. Tanis of Walker will run uncontested.

7th District – (Grandville, part of Wyoming): Incumbent Republican Marvin Hiddema of Grandville will face Democrat Michael Francis of Grandville in November.

8th District – (part of Wyoming): Incumbent Republican Jack D. Boelema of Wyoming will face Democrat Sandra Smith of Wyoming in November.

9th District – (Byron Township, part of Wyoming): Incumbent Republican Harold J. Voorhees of Wyoming will run uncontested.

10th District – (Caledonia and Gaines Township): Incumbent Republican David J. Morren of Gaines Township and Republican Bill Hirsch of Caledonia will face off in the Aug. 8 primary.

11th District – (Grand Rapids Township and East Grand Rapids): Incumbent Republican Dean Agee of East Grand Rapids and Republican Susan Lovell of Grand Rapids Township will face each other in the Aug. 8 primary.

12th District – (Kentwood): Incumbent Republican Harold J. Mast of Kentwood will run uncontested.

13th District – (Kentwood): Incumbent Republican Richard Vander Molen of Kentwood will run uncontested.

14th District – (Grand Rapids Northwest and Southwest): Republican Eric Schmidt of Grand Rapids will face Democrat Carol M. Hennessy of Grand Rapids in November.

15th District – (Grand Rapids Northwest and Southwest): Incumbent Democrat Dick Bulkowski of Grand Rapids will face Republican Judy Rose of Grand Rapids in November.

16th District – (Grand Rapids Northeast and Southeast): Incumbent Democrat W. Paul Mayhue of Grand Rapids and Democrat Jim Talen of Grand Rapids, and Democrat Robert Womack of Grand Rapids will face each other in the Aug. 8 primary for the chance to meet Republican Scott J. Seibt of Grand Rapids in elections in November.

17th District – (Grand Rapids Southeast): Incumbent Democrat James Vaughn of Grand Rapids will face Republican Brian J. Kroll of Grand Rapids in November.

18th District – (Grand Rapids Northeast): Incumbent Republican Dan Koorndyk of Grand Rapids will face Democrat Brandon Dillon of Grand Rapids in November.

19th District – (Grand Rapids Southeast): Incumbent Republican Nadine Renee Klein of Grand Rapids will run uncontested.