The 2018 Ballot in Benzie County
These Democratic candidates will appear on the general election ballot. Please note: October 9 is the last day to register for November 6 general election.
Senator Debbie Stabenow is running for a fourth term.
U.S. House, District 1
Matt Morgan will appear on the ballot following a successful primary write-in campaign.
Statewide Michigan Ballot Proposals
Proposal 1, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2018)
A “yes” vote supports legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana for persons 21 years of age or older and enacting a tax on marijuana sales. A “no” vote opposes this chaange.
Proposal 2, The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative (constitutional amendment)
A “yes” vote supports transferring the power to draw the state’s congressional and legislative districts from the Michigan State Legislature to an independent redistricting commission. A “no” vote opposes this change.
Governor: Gretchen Whitmer
Lieutenant Governor: Garlin Gilchrist
Michigan Attorney General: Dana Nessel
Michigan Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson
State Senate, District 35: Mike Taillard
State House, District 101: Kathy Wiejaczka (wy-jes-ka)
Benzie County Commission
There are seven county commission districts. Five Democrats are running. Here are the districts:
District I (Almira Township, East of Reynolds Rd.): no Democrat candidate.
District II (Almira Township, West of Reynolds Rd., Lake and Platte townships): Mark Willette Green.
District III (City of Frankfort and Crystal Lake Township): Linda Farrell.
District IV (Benzonia Township): Coury Carland.
District V (Homestead Township): Jeff Sandman.
District VI (Colfax and Inland townships): no Democrat candidate.
District VII (Blaine, Gilmore, Joyfield, and Weldon townships): Don Smeltzer.
County Road Commission
State Board of Education
UM Board of Regents
MSU Board of Trustees
WSU Board of Governors
Dr. Anil Kumar