The race is between the current supervisor, Tracy Stille-Mulligan; and Kathy Kuck, currently chairwoman of the township's Zoning Board of Appeals.
Kuck, 55, comes from a long lineage of Robinson Township residents. She has both maternal and paternal decedents from the area dating back to 1920. She has been a public servant for more 40 years, including 34 years working for Ottawa County. She retired after serving as a county human resources assistant for 27 years.
Kuck was appointed the township's representative for the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority in 2008. She is a member of the Grand Haven VFW and the Grand Haven American Legion Auxiliary, and served as president of the auxiliary in 1988-89.
Kuck said her motivation for running for supervisor lies in her desire to serve the community where she grew up and resides.
“I’ve enjoyed many years of service with Ottawa County and Robinson Township, working in various capacities," she said. "And I know that I can make a substantial contribution to the residents of this community. “
Stille-Mulligan, 48, has served as supervisor for four years after being elected to the post in 2008. She has also served as a township trustee, a member of the township's Planning Commission and a NORA Board representative.
Stille-Mulligan said she has been motivated to seek a second term because she believes she has made a positive impact on the community. She said she has worked hard to maintain responsible spending in the face of a difficult economy.
“I have pared back frivolous spending, and have developed accounts for roads water service and parks,” Stille-Mulligan said.
She hopes to oversee the development of these funds and put them into action in the near future.
Stille-Mulligan said she has made time for residents with weekly office hours, providing an ear for concerns over issues such as dusty roads and poor water conditions. She has also dedicated a substantial amount of time dealing with residents involved with the M-231 bypass project.
Stille-Mulligan lives on the Stille family farm with her husband of 20 years, Bill, and their four children.