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Rockford bus driver receives award

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, and Mark Huizenga, of Walker, welcomed Rockford Public Schools bus driver Russ Clark to the House floor on Tuesday. Clark was awarded “Education Support Staff Professional of the Year” by the Michigan Department of Education. 

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Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting district office hours throughout the month of August to meet with local residents of the 74th District.

“Meeting directly with my constituents is a great opportunity to hear their thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Huizenga said. “As your voice in Lansing, it is a top priority to be accessible and accountable to you. I hope you will join us and share your ideas and concerns.”

The office hours are scheduled for the following times and locations:

•  Friday, Aug. 9 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Herman’s Boy, 220 Northland Drive NE in Rockford;

•  Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy Restaurant, 13961 White Creek Ave. NE in Cedar Springs;

•  Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, 275 S. State St. in Sparta;

•  Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Wildroast Coffee Co., 4035 Chicago Drive SW in Grandville; and

•  Friday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Peppermill Grill, 4511 Lake Michigan Drive NW in Walker.

No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend may contact Rep. Huizenga’s office by calling (517) 373-8900 or by email at MarkHuizenga@house.mi.gov.

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Local election results

By Judy Reed

Cedar Springs and Sand Lake will both have new members on the boards, and the results of Cedar Springs Board of Education write-in votes are still unknown.

In the Cedar Springs City Council race, the two seats went to newcomer Renee Race with 558, and incumbent Pam Conley with 545. Shandell Napieralski had 304, and there were 18 write in votes. Voter turnout was 47.1%.

For the Cedar Springs Board of Education, there were four seats open, with three candidates running unopposed for three of the seats, and a two-year partial term with only write-ins running. The three unopposed candidates were Mistie Bowser (5,190 votes); Jeff Rivard (4,850 votes), and Tracie Slager (4,455 votes). Since only write-ins were running for the two-year partial term, we haven’t received those results yet. The Board of Canvassers at Kent County was due to start validating ballots at 1 p.m. Wednesday, but it could be another week before we have those results.

In Sand Lake, there were three positions open for trustee. Marcia Helton was on the ballot, and received 152 votes. There were also two others running running as write-ins, but only 37 votes were received for write-ins, so it is unknown yet who received those votes.

In the race for the 28th District Michigan senate seat, incumbent Peter MacGregor (R) won with 58.39 percent of the vote. Craig Beach (D) received 39.02 percent; and Nathan Hewer (L) received 2.6 percent.

In the race for 73rd District representative, Lynn Afendoulis (R) won with 60.11 percent of the vote, and Bill Saxton (D) received 39.89 percent.

In the race for 74th District representative, Mark Huizenga (R) won with 60.40 percent, and Meagan Carr (D) received 39.51 percent.

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