Saugatuck Township, county will have new leaders
Saugatuck Township will have a new supervisor and trustee come November, and Allegan County will replace its longtime clerk, sheriff and prosecutor.
April 19 was the partisan filing deadline.
Republicans Jon Phillips and Randy Brink joined Democrat Jon Helmrich filing to replace 10-year township supervisor Bill Wester, who is not seeking re-election.
Brink, the area’s county commissioner from 2004 to 2006 and Phillips, elected township four years ago, will square off in the Aug. 2 GOP primary. The winner will face Helmrich, who ran unsuccessfully against Wester in 2012, in the general election Nov. 8.
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