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What's On Ballots On Tuesday? Candidates And Proposals Across Michigan

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Reginald Hardwick

Voters will head to polling places on Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates in November. In some places, they’ll consider ballot proposals.

In Lansing, it's a city council election year.  The race for two at-large seats will be reduced to four candidates, with five names on the ballot. Yanice Jackson-Long, Terry Eagle and Julee Rodocker  are challenging incumbents Carol Wood and Patricia Spitzley for a spot on the November ballot. 

In the first ward, four challengers are taking on council member Jody Washington: Brandon Betz, James Pyle, Scott Hughes and Farhan Sheik-Omar. Two will advance to the fall ballot.

Third Ward council member Adam Hussain is running unopposed.

In Jackson, Mayor Derek Dobies hopes to be re-elected. Also on the ballot Tuesday are Jeromy Alexander and Cindy Eby. One candidate will be eliminated Tuesday.

There’s also a mayoral election in Flint. Mayor Karen Weaver is seeking another term; Gregory Eason, Sheldon Neely and Don Pfeiffer are her opponents.

There are also several proposals going before voters on Tuesday.  They include a Redi Ride millage renewal and a street improvement bond proposal in Meridian Township,  school millage renewal plan will be considered in Potterville, and police and fire millage renewal proposals in Napoleon and Summit Townships.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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