Saline Mayor Brian Marl officially announced his re-election campaign Tuesday night.
“We have accomplished so much as a community during the last few years, and I’ve been humbled to work with an outstanding team of stakeholders and partners towards making Saline a better place,” Marl said in a news release. “It has truly been an honor to serve as Mayor during these last three and a half years. My commitment to the residents and business owners of the Saline community is that I will continue to focus on Saline’s future, and will prioritize the issues most critical to our quality of life: economic development, support for public safety, and strong financial stewardship, to name a few.”
The event takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., June 23 at Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, with speeches taking place around 6 p.m.
Marl was first elected as Mayor in 2012, when he defeated former City Councillor Glenn Law. Marl was re-elected in 2014 when he defeated Lee Bourgoin in the biggest landslide in City of Saline mayoral election history.
At the end of 2016 the terms of Mayor Marl and Councillors Dean Girbach, David Rhoads and Janet Dillon will expire. Nomination petitions must be returned to the city clerk’s office by 4 p.m., July 21. Nominations must include 50 signatures of registered voters residing in the City of Saline.
Local school board candidates and community college trustee candidates who wish to seek office at the November general election file an Affidavit of Identity and a nonpartisan nominating petition by 4 p.m., July 26. The terms of Craig Hoeft, Dennis Valenti and Alan Brilliant expire at the end of the year.
In the townships, many of the races will be decided in the August primaries. Lodi Township Supervisor Jan Godek is being challenged by Diane Bragg in the Republican primary. Craig Swenson, William Lindemann, Donald Rentschler, Barbara Giezentaner and Jacob Schaible are running for four Trustee positions. In Saline Township, there are no contested races. There are not contested races in York Township, where Churck Tellas appears he will take over for Supervisor John Stanowski. In the Pittsfield Democratic Primary, Christina Lirones is challenging Supervisor Mandy Grewal. Treasurer Patricial Scribner is challenged by Feliziana Meyer. And Karen Zera and Michelle Anzaldi are running for clerk.
There are nine candidates for the four positions on the Pittsfield Township Board. Gerald Krone is the only incumbent. Also running are Linda Edwards-Brown, George Ralph, Yameen Jaffer, Kathleen Torrella, Jane Bassett, Stacey Washington, Melissa Satti and Gregory A. Connor.