Prospective candidates had until 4 p.m. Tuesday to file for the upcoming primary election.
”(Tuesday was) the filing deadline for partisan candidates,” said Ottawa County Elections Coordinator Steve Daitch. “It’s largely county commissioner, and state representative and state senator.”
Daitch noted that if someone still wanted to run for an office in the August primary, they could file as a write-in candidate. He said they have until two Fridays before the Aug. 7 election to file as a write-in candidate. The deadline this year is 4 p.m. July 27. Write-in candidates must submit a Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent form in order to be elected.
Daitch noted that there are still several other deadlines coming up in regards to the 2018 election year:
— May 8 is the deadline for precinct delegate candidates.
— July 24 is the deadline for local school board positions, as well as Spring Lake Village Council president and council member.
Here’s a list of candidates who have filed to appear on the August primary ballot:
Republicans: Patrick Colbeck, Brian Calley, Jim Hines, Bill Schuette
Democrats: Gretchen Whitmer, Abduk El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar
Libertarians: Bill Gelineau, John Tatar
Republican: Bill Huizenga (incumbent), Zeeland
Democrat: Rob Davidson, Spring Lake
Democrat: Nick Schiller, Grand Rapids
Republicans: John James, Sandy Pensler
Democrat: Debbie Stabenow (incumbent)
State Senate 30th District (4-year term)
Republicans: Rett DeBoer, Holland; Daniela Garcia, Holland; Joe Haveman, Holland; Roger Victory, Hudsonville
Democrat: Jeanette Schipper, Holland
Libertarian: Mary Buzuma, Grand Haven
State House 89th District (2-year term)
Republicans: Jim Lilly (incumbent), Holland; Beverly Zimmerman, Holland
Democrat: Jerry Sias, Spring Lake
Spring Lake Township Trustee, at-large (partial term)
Republican: Catherine A. Pavick
Ottawa County Commissioners
Republican: Greg DeJong (incumbent), Allendale
Republicans: Philip Kuyers (incumbent), West Olive; Pat VerDuin, Grand Haven
Republican: Roger A. Bergman (incumbent), Grand Haven
Republican: Matthew Fenske (incumbent), Grand Rapids