GLADWIN COUNTY – Election season is in full swing in Gladwin County and the City of Gladwin is feeling the heat. With eight people vying for a city council seat, and two people running for mayor, Gladwin is a-buzz with political chatter. Beaverton is currently having a more relaxed campaign season, with three people running for three positions on the city council, and Mayor Ray Nau running unopposed.
In Gladwin four of the eight running for city council are Incumbents; Nancy Bodnar, John Caffrey, Dave Crawford, and Michael J. Smith.
Those hoping to take a spot on the council for the first time are Kelly Gower, Cristy Gutierrez, Debra Platt, and Steven Schaefer.
Running for Gladwin City Mayor is Incumbent Darlene Jungman and Thomas Winarski.
In Beaverton three Incumbents are on the ballot, Timothy Danielak, Nila Frei, and Terry A. McCartney. As previously mentioned Incumbent Ray Nau is unopposed.
The Mosquito Abatement Proposal will be on the Gladwin ballot. This proposal will impose a $20 per year assessment per parcel for two years, this will provide funding to a mosquito control/abatement program.
The Fire Protection Proposal is on the Beaverton ballot. This proposal would levy one and a half mils on taxable value of property located in the City of Beaverton for 10 years. The money would go towards fire protection services.