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Election Results: Kieliszewski defeats King for sheriff; all area proposals but 1 pass

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Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski will serve another 4 year term, and county residents overwhelmingly supported a new and larger millage for ambulance and other emergency services.

Kieliszewski captured 59% of the vote during Tuesday’s primary election, defeating former undersheriff Terry King by a vote of 4,304 to 2,969. The millage passed on a vote of 5,488 to 2,925.

In contested county commissioner races, incumbents Marty Thomson and Brenda Fournier both defeated their challengers.

In Alcona County, incumbent District 2 commissioner Craig Johnston was narrowly defeated by challenger William Thompson, 268 votes to 257. All six millages within the county passed, including a sinking fund for Alcona Community Schools. Election totals are available on the county’s website.

Presque Isle County voters also said yes to all six millage proposals on the ballot.

Montmorency County had the largest number of ballot initiatives in the region and all countywide proposals passed. Briley Township residents said “yes” to a road millage but “no” to a levy for parks. That was the only proposal in the entire region to fail.