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Four File to Run for Floyd County Supervisor Seats, One Chickasaw County Supervisor District With No Filers

The number of signatures required to run for a Floyd County supervisor seat has been reduced.

In a social media post, Floyd County Auditor Gloria Carr says that Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new bill into law Tuesday altering the signature requirements for county level candidates. With its Plan 3 Supervisor Districts, the impact of the bill to Floyd County means candidates now need 50 signatures to run instead of 100 while candidates for county Recorder, Treasurer, and Attorney will need 75 signatures, which changes the previous requirements of 64 for Democratic candidates and 95 for Republican candidates. 

As of Wednesday, four candidates have officially filed to run for three supervisor districts  up for election in Floyd County. Filings this week include Julius Bryant (R)  in the new District 1, which will be a two-year term starting January 1, 2023. Stewart Dalton (D) and Dennis Keifer (R) have filed to run in the new District 2, which will be a four-year term, also starting next January, as will the new District 3, which Jeff Hawbaker (R) filed to run in last week. 

Current Supervisors Linda Tjaden and Roy Schwickerath have said they would not file to run. Current Supervisor Board Chair Doug Kamm has not made his intentions known.

In Chickasaw County, two supervisor seats are up for election this year. Incumbent Jason Byrne (D) of Lawler officially filed nomination papers Monday to run for re-election to District 5. His current four-year term expires this December 31st. Travis Suckow ( R ) of Fredericksburg has also filed to run. The term of current District 2 Supervisor Tim Zoll ( R ) of Ionia also expires at the end of this year. As of Wednesday, Zoll had not filed to seek re-election. 

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, at candidates respective county auditor’s offices.

*List of Floyd County candidates as of Wednesday, March 23 (courtesy Floyd Co. Auditor’s Office):

Primary Candidate Filings Received

Floyd County Recorder

Amy Assink  – Republican

Floyd County Attorney

Rachel Ginbey – Republican

Floyd County Treasurer

Jessie Lynn Holm – Republican

Floyd County Supervisor – District 1

Julius Bryant – Republican

Floyd County Supervisor -District 2

Stewart Dalton – Democratic

Dennis Keifer – Republican

Floyd County Supervisor -District 3

Jeff Hawbaker – Republican


General Candidate Filings Received

Cedar Township Trustee

David Wetherell

Cedar Township Clerk

Amy Johnson

Floyd Township Trustee

Duane Folz

Floyd Township Clerk

Theresa Stewart

Niles Township Trustee

Christopher Garden

Gary Girkin

Pleasant Grove Township Trustee

Dennis Gabe

Pleasant Grove Township Clerk

Roxann M. Geelhoed

Riverton Township Trustee

Robert Mondt

Charlie Westervelt

Riverton Township Clerk

Troy Stille

Rockford Township Trustee

Darrin White

Rockford Township Clerk

Kevin L. Boehmer

Rock Grove Township Trustee

Michael Shanks

Bruce Squier

Mark Nel – TFV

Rock Grove Township Clerk

Galen Montag

Rudd Township Trustee

Dustin Straube

Larry Bortz

Saint Charles Township Trustee

Dennis Sanvig

Wallace L. Ross

Saint Charles Township Clerk

Diane Hobert

Ulster Township Trustee

Randy Heitz

Gerald Schmitt


Chickasaw County Primary Candidates Filed as of Wednesday, March 23 (from Chickasaw County Auditor’s office):
Supervisor District #5 – Travis Suckow (R)
Supervisor District #5 – Jason Byrne (D)
Treasurer – Jackie Bohr (R)
Treasurer – Matthew Ysbrand (R)
Treasurer – Keith J. Hoey (D)
Recorder – Shirley Troyna (D)
General Candidate Filings Received
Chickasaw Township Clerk – James Allison
Chickasaw Township Trustee – Arnold Boge
Stapleton Township Trustee – Tom Brincks
Stapleton Township Clerk – Donald Arens
Washington Township Clerk – Dixie Zeien
Washington Township Trustee – Tony Schwickerath
Dayton Township Clerk – Julie Eckenrod
Fredericksburg Township Clerk – Brad Ellison
Richland Township Clerk – Janice Edson
Richland Township Trustee – Troy Gilbert

Mark Pitz

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