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Monetza to run for re-election to City Council

Alex Doty • Mar 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM

The Grand Haven City Clerk’s office has received a nominating petition from Robert Monetza for re-election to his City Council seat.

There are two council, one mayor and two Board of Light & Power trustee positions open in this year’s election cycle, city officials said.

The city has also received nomination petitions from incumbents Dennis Scott (council member) and Mayor Geri McCaleb.

Monetza and Scott are each seeking a third four-year term on council and McCaleb is seeking a fourth two-year term as Grand Haven’s mayor.

Seats currently held by BLP trustees Gerald Witherell and Larry Kieft are also up this year. The trustee posts are six-year terms.

Candidates seeking a place on the 2017 city ballot need to file by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in order to meet the filing deadline.

A primary election will be scheduled for Aug. 8 if more than four people run for the two council seats, or more than two are running for mayor, or more than four run for the two BLP trustee seats. Otherwise, the general election is Nov. 7.

According to the clerk’s office, due to election law, official validation of petitions will not occur until the filing deadline has passed and signatures on all petition forms have been verified.

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