Election 2022

Oceana County voters pick Bumstead.

August 3, 2022

Oceana County voters pick Bumstead. OCEANA COUNTY — Senator Jon Bumstead (R) of Muskegon defeated Charles “Chuck” Ritchard (R) of Hart 3,825-1,286 in the race for the 32nd District of the Michigan Senate on Oceana County’s ballot during the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 2. Bumstead currently represents the 34th Senate District. The newly-drawn 32nd District includes the majority of Oceana,…

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Oceana County voters back VanderWall.

August 3, 2022

Oceana County voters back VanderWall. OCEANA COUNTY — Curt VanderWall of Ludington defeated Andrew Sebolt of Hart 2,456-1,959 in the race for State Representative of 102nd District on the Oceana County ballot of the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 2. Ryan Roberts gained 484 votes. VanderWall currently represents the 35th senate district, which has been changed due to redistricting. He served…

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Koch elected to road commission, Gowell re-elected.

August 3, 2022

Koch elected to road commission, Gowell re-elected. HART — Denis Koch of Hart was elected to the Oceana County Road Commission — ousting incumbent Allen Blohm of Shelby — and incumbent Lloyd Gowell of New Era was re-elected. Koch tallied 2,191 votes; Gowell 2,091; and Blohm 1,878. Challenger Jason LaFever of Hart lost the race with 1,285 total votes. Please…

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Voters reject jail millage proposal.

August 3, 2022

Voters reject jail millage proposal. OCEANA COUNTY — A proposal for 2.25 millage increase to build a new 144-bed jail and sheriff’s office was rejected by voters 3,940-2,450 in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 2. Other Oceana County Ballot Proposal Results: Benona Township library proposal: YES 388; NO 238 Benona Township road improvement proposal: YES 347; NO 256 Ferry Township…

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Erickson re-elected to county board.

August 3, 2022

Erickson re-elected to county board. OCEANA COUNTY — Incumbent Paul Erickson (R) defeated James Draper (R) and George Sadler (R) to retain his position on the Oceana County Board of Commissioners representing District 4. Erickson totaled 584 votes; Draper 321; and Sadler 107. The fourth district includes Colfax, Crystal, Leavitt, Newfield and Weare townships. Please consider helping to fund local…

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