Longtime Spring Lake Village president won’t seek fourth term

Village President Bill Filber has decided "to take a breather' and not seek a fourth term as Village Council president. "I enjoyed most of the moments I was on council,' Filber said Tuesday after the 4 p.m. filing deadline had passed. "I want to give somebody else the opportunity to be the president of the village and take a year or two off from politics.'
Marie Havenga
Jun 22, 2011


While Filber has ruled out running for president in the Sept. 13 election, he said he would consider becoming a write-in candidate for a council seat. Deadline for write-in candidates is 4 p.m. Sept. 2.

All candidates who filed prior to Tuesday’s deadline are running unopposed — councilman Jim MacLachlan is seeking a two-year term as Village president, councilman Steve Nauta is running for a second four-year council seat and recently appointed council member David Bennett is running for a four-year term.

No one registered for a vacant four-year term, according to Village Clerk/Treasurer Maribeth Lawrence. The seat is open due to MacLachlan running for village president.

Anyone interested in becoming a write-in candidate should call Lawrence at 842-1393.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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