Joel 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 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.
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
Candidate for: Long Lake Trustee
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.
Committee to Elect Pete Zirnhelt
1613 Outer Drive, Traverse City, MI 49685
Candidate for: Grand Traverse Commission
District 4 (includes Long Lake)
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.