Election Cycles


President | 4 year term:  Donald J. Trump (R), up in 2020 term; limited to 2 terms (2024)

Senator | 6 year term; Gary Peters (D), up in 2020; Debbie Stabenow (D), up in 2024

US House Representative | 2 year term:  Jack Bergman (R), up in 2020


Governor | 4 year term:  Gretchen Whitmer (D), up in 2022 term; limited to 2 terms (2026)

Attorey General | 4 year term:  Dana Nessel (D), up in 2022 term; limited to 2 terms (2026)

Secretary of State | 4 year term:  Jocelyn Benson (D), up in 2022 term; limited to 2 terms (2026)

Michigan Supreme Court | 7 justices, staggered 8 year terms; under 70 at time of election, no term limits


Chippewa County

Sheriff | 4 year term:  Mike Bitnar (R), up in 2020

Prosecutor | 4 year term:  Bob Stratton (R), up in 2020

Clerk | 4 year term:  Cathy Maleport (R), up in 2020

Treasurer | 4 year term:  Marjorie Hank (R), up in 2020

Register of Deeds | 4 year term:  Sharon Kennedy (D), up in 2020

Surveyor | 4 year term:  William Karr (D), up in 2020

Drain Commissioner | 4 year term:  Anthony Stackpoole (R), up in 2020

County Commissioners | 2 year term, by district, up in 2020, no term limits:

  • District 1 (Sault Ste. Marie Precinct 3 & part of Precinct 1):  Scott Shackelton (R)
  • District 2 (Sault Ste. Marie Precinct 2 & part of Precinct 1):  Jim Martin (D)
  • District 3 (Bruce, Dafter, Soo, and Sugar Island Townships):  Don McLean (D)
  • District 4 (DeTour, Drummond, Kinross (part), Pickford and Raber Township):  Conor Egan (R)
  • District 5 (Bay Mills, Chippewa, Hulbert, Kinross (part), Rudyard, Superior, Trout Lake, Whitefish Township):  Robert Savoie (R)


City of Sault Ste. Marie


Mayor | 2 year term:  Don Gerrie, up in 2021

Commissioners | 6 seats, 4 year terms with 3 seats up in 2021 and 3 seats up in 2023

  • Tim Talentino, up in 2021
  • Greg Collins, up in 2023
  • Jodi Bosbous-Rath, up in 2023
  • Abby Baker, up in 2021
  • Kathy Twardy, up in 2021
  • Shane Miller, up in 2023

School Boards (Various Terms)

  • Brimley:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years
  • DeTour:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years
  • Pickford:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years
  • Rudyard:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years
  • Sault Ste. Marie:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years
  • Whitefish:  7 members, 6 year term, staggered even years



Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, 2 Trustees, 4 year terms, up in 2020

Townships all up in 2020

Bay Mills Township

Supervisor, Roger Graham (D)

Clerk, Mary Swendsen (D)

Treasurer, Dawn A. Recla (D)

Trustee, Ray Baker (D)

Trustee, Daniel Wilcox (D)

The Board of Trustees meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of ever month in the conference room at the Bay Mills Township Hall.

Bruce Township

Supervisor Carl Marsh (R)

Clerk Wanda Sawyers (R)

Treasurer Ruth LaJoie (R)

Trustee Michael Pins (R)

Trustee Dan Rogers (D)

Regular Meetings of the Township Board are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bruce Township Hall.

Chippewa Township

Supervisor Brian Mills (R)

Clerk Tami L. Beseau (R)

Treasurer Billie Jo Johnson (R)

Trustee Amie DuVall (R)

Trustee Tyler Johnson (R)

Constable Brian Mills (R)

Phone:  (906) 274-5319, meeting time to be announced.

Dafter Township

Supervisor Robert Scott Brown (R)

Clerk Jodi Hunter (R)

Treasurer Karen J Brown (R)

Trustee Patricia Lynn Lowes (R)

Trustee Robert St. Peter (R)

Dafter Township Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Dafter Township Hall.

DeTour Township

Supervisor, Thomas E. Lehman (R)

Clerk, Linda Fisher (D)

Treasurer Sharon A. Hamel (R)

Trustee Johnny Fountain (R)

Trustee Robert Vaught (D)

Meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month @ 5 p.m. Jan-April, @ 7 p.m. June – Dec; 906-297-5471

Drummond Island

Supervisor, Randy Hartman (R)

Clerk, Jolene Kemppainen (R)

Treasurer, Georgianna Potter (R)

Trustee Earl Bailey (R)

Trustee Dwayne R. Matkovich (R)

(906) 493-5321, need meeting time/place

Hulbert Township

Supervisor, Norma DeLong (R)

Clerk, Earl Avery (R)

Treasurer, Patricia Hopper (R)

Trustee, Joan Dewitt (R)

Trustee, Todd Davis (D)

Constable, Thomas Weaver (R)

Phone:  (906) 876-2353, need meeting time/place

Kinross Township

Supervisor, Jim Moore (R)

Clerk, Sheila Gaines (R)

Treasurer, Kathy Noel (R)

Trustee, Marvin Besteman (R)

Trustee, Jeannie Masterson (Appointed 2018)

Trustee, Carla Sare (R)

Trustee, Robert Mills (no party)

Meetings are held 1st and 3rd Monday of the month @ 7 p.m. at the Kinross Charter Township Hall

Pickford Township

Supervisor, Thomas J. Ball (R)

Clerk, Linda Roberts-Miller (R)

Treasurer, Carol Arbic (R)

Trustee, Kevin R. Decker (R)

Trustee, Travis L. Miller (R)

Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. at the Pickford Township Hall

Raber Township

Supervisor, Paul A. Warner (D)

Clerk, Hillary Galarwic (no party)

Treasurer, Leslie A. Opolka (D)

Trustee, Daniel Galarowic (D)

Trustee, Linda Johnson (D)

Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. at Raber Township Hall

Rudyard Township

Supervisor, Barry D. Davis (R)

Clerk, Margaret Javie (D)

Treasurer, Bruce Berkompas (R)

Trustee, Jason E. Perkins (R)

Trustee, Amy Miller

Constable Larry Hough (R)

Meet 3rd Tuesday of the month, April-October at 7:30 p.m., November-March at 6:30 p.m. at Rudyard Community Hall.

Soo Township

Supervisor, Larry J. Perron (R)

Clerk, Andree Watson (R)

Treasurer, Cheryl M. Thorensen (R)

Trustee, James Callon (R)

Trustee, Donald Kucharzcyk (R)

Meetin the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Soo Township Hall

Sugar Island Township

Supervisor, Rick D. Roy (R)

Clerk, Lynda A. Garlitz (D)

Treasurer, Frank J. Handziak (D)

Trustee, Kathy Dickey (D)

Trustee, Pat Moher (no party)

Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 p.m. at Sugar Island Township Hall.

Superior Township

Supervisor, Richard Phillips (no party)

Clerk, William Beaune (D)

Treasurer, Tammy L. Ellis (no party)

Trustee, Paul Fox (no party)

Trustee George Kinsella (R)

Meet 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Superior Township Hall

Trout Lake Township

Supervisor, Helen A. Fisher (R)

Clerk, Kathleen A. English (R)

Treasurer, Pamela J. Barrett (R)

Trustee, John Robert Clark (R)

Trustee, Laurey Simpson (R)

Meet the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Trout Lake Township Hall

Whitefish Township

Supervisor, Darryl Ertel, Jr. (no party)

Clerk, Wanda M. Knox (R)

Treasurer, Frank Lada

Trustee, Edson Forrester (R)

Trustee, Richard Gratopp

Meet 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Whitefish Township Community Center.