Joel Casler

Joel Casler is running for Long Lake Township Trustee. Casler raised his children in Traverse City and is a community builder, workers’ rights advocate, and independent thinker that wants to bring good, sound decision making to Long Lake Township’s Board of Trustees. 


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Committee to Elect Joel Casler
7552 N. Long Lake Rd., Traverse City, MI, 49685 

Pamela Harris Kaiser

Pamela Harris Kaiser is running for Long Lake Township Trustee. Her family has had deep roots in the Long Lake community. She devoted her life to education and community-building, serving in the Peace Corps, a teacher, counselor, and adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Michigan College and Purdue University. She has held numerous volunteer positions, including co-chair of the TCAPS District Advisory Committee, and wants to see the area’s natural resources preserved for generations to come.   “The waters of this beautiful regions have been running through my veins since before I was born, and I want to pass on our green, healthy, safe and clean environment to generations to come,” Kaiser said. 

A graduate of Kalamazoo College, I began my career as a litigation paralegal to the managing partner of a major Michigan law firm with offices throughout the state, and have lived and taught locally as well as internationally. I am committed to bipartisan cooperation, transparency in all levels of government, building bridges with business and community partners and am committed to equal justice under the law. By working together, I believe we can preserve the historic natural qualities that make Long Lake Township the finest community in which to live, stay healthy, raise families, respond to our citizens' needs across the lifespan, meet unexpected challenges, support sustainable businesses, and live peacefully together. 

Connect with Pam Kaiser:; (603) 571-5240

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Committee to Elect Pam Kaiser

1309 Old Long Lake Rd.

Traverse City, MI 49685

Marvine Stamatakis

Marvine Stamatakis is running for Long Lake Township Trustee. She is an instructor for English language learners at Interlochen Arts Academy. She also served on the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Central United Methodist Church. Stamatakis said she wants to preserve and protect the natural resources of her township, as well as make it a welcoming community for young families. “I am running to serve the people and preserve the beauty of this community which my family and I have been part of for many years.”

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Committee to Elect Marvine Stamatakis
118 Bass Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49689

Peter Zimhelt

Peter Zirnhelt is running for Long Lake Township Trustee. Zirnhelt has called Long Lake Township home for 42 years, and during those four decades he has served his community in a number of ways, including being a member of the Long Lake Association Board of Directors, member and chair of the Long Lake Zoning Board of Appeals, member of the Long Lakes Township Parks Committee, and treasurer of the Long Lake Peninsula Association. In addition, Zirnhelt has served on the Pastoral Council for St. Patrick church, and has been practicing law in Grand Traverse County for 45 years. “I am running for the position of Trustee to provide the residents of the township with a voice for their concerns on the Township Board,” he said. 


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Committee to Elect Pete Zirnhelt
1613 Outer Drive, Traverse City, MI 49685

Brace Kern

Brace Kern is running for Grand Traverse County Commission, District 4. He is a father and outdoor enthusiast, dedicated to protecting this place and the people who live here. Kern works as an attorney and is President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors for Conflict Resolution Services, where he also volunteers as a mediator.

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Long Lake for Brace Kern

3434 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Mi 49684

Dan O'Neil is running for the Michigan State House, 104th District, which represents all of Grand Traverse County. Dan and his wife live in Traverse City. 

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Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum on Dan O'Neil click HERE

The League of Women Voters "VOTE411" Guide on Steve click HERE

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P.O. Box 954, Traverse City MI 49685

Greg Hall

Greg Hall is running for Sheriff in Grand Traverse County. He is running on a platform of jail reform; community protection; community engagement; and ethical leadership. With 12-plus years in law enforcement and security, the husband and father of four said he is running to “be the change” he wishes to see in Grand Traverse County. He said he believes in being tough on crime, and proactive on rehabilitation.”I picture a department that engages the community, seeks out partnerships, and strives for innovation in the way we address these and other problems. I believe the sheriffs office has an incredible opportunity to touch the lives of those it serves, whether it be an accident victim on the side of the road or someone who finds themselves behind bars.” 


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Gary Peters

US Senator

In the U.S. Senate, Gary serves on the Armed Services Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee. He is focused on strengthening our middle class by protecting access to quality, affordable health care, preparing our kids for the jobs of tomorrow and helping small businesses grow. Gary and his wife Colleen are the proud parents of three, a son and two daughters, and live in Oakland County.

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Campaign Committee: Peters For Michigan, PO Box 32072 Detroit, MI 48244

Peters Local Office:

818 Red Drive
Suite 40
Traverse City, MI 49684 
(231) 947-7773

Bridget Mary McCormack

Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme court

Chief Justice McCormack was a professor and associate dean at Michigan Law, the University of Michigan law school, where she taught criminal law, legal ethics and various clinical courses. In her role as associate dean she launched many clinical programs, in which students represent Michiganders who can’t afford lawyers including a Pediatric Health Advocacy Clinic, a Domestic Violence Clinic, a Juvenile Justice Clinic, and the Michigan Innocence Clinic, the first non-DNA Innocence Clinic in the country. To date, the Michigan Innocence Clinic has exonerated 22 men and women.

Learn more about Bridget Mary McCormack HERE

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Committee to Reelect Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, PO Box 1801, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Elizabeth Welch

Michigan Supreme Court

Elizabeth is an attorney, dedicated public servant and a fighter for justice.  A bridge builder and a fierce advocate, Elizabeth is ready to bring her diverse experience to the highest court in our state.

• Attorney serving individuals, nonprofits & small businesses

• Counsel helping municipalities recover costs of opioid epidemic

• Long-time East Grand Rapids School Board Trustee

• Former President of Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Learn more about Elizabeth Welch HERE

Donate to Elizabeth Welch HERE

Committee to Elect Elizabeth Welch for Michigan Supreme Court, PO Box 68413, Grand Rapids, MI 49516

Joe Biden

President of the United States

Our Best Days are Still Ahead is Joe Biden’s slogan. Joe is the Party’s presumptive nominee and will go head to head against Trump. Joe is a highly respected lifelong public servant who has the support of both Democrats and Republicans.

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