By Melissa Burnor
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s Advance – April 13 – has the wrong filing deadline in the story and in the headline. The filing deadline is definitely April 19. We regret the error.)
With a few days left until the deadline for filing a petition to run for local and state offices, very few local races have yet to materialize. The deadline for filing to seek township, county and some state offices is 4 p.m. April 19. All township board seats are up for grabs as well as the county jobs such as sheriff, prosecuting attorney, treasurer, clerk, surveyor, drain commissioner and county commission seats. The only county races so far that appear to be in the making are a primary race for Lenawee County Prosecutor and a race for the District 4 county commission seat that includes Madison Township. Incumbent prosecutor Burke Castleberry and challenger Rodney Leon have both filed as Republicans in that race. Republicans Dawn Bales, who was appointed to fill out the remainder of Cletus Smith’s term, and Randy Swander have both filed for that seat. Harvey Schmidt, owner of Schmidt and Sons Pharmacy filed as a Democrat last week for the 57th district seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. Republican candidate Bronna Kahle has also filed a petition.
(For the rest of this story, please see the April 13, 2016, edition of The Advance. Again, the date in the newspaper, however, is incorrect. So sorry about that!)