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Muskegon, Kent sheriffs face primary challengers

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Three Republican candidates challenge longtime Kent County Sheriff Lawrence Stelma in Tuesday’s primary election.

Challengers include Timothy Lewis, a sheriff’s deputy and former county law enforcement union president.

Lewis filed to run for sheriff in 2012 but withdrew after Stelma decided to seek another term.

Three Democrat candidates are also on the Tuesday ballot against current Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler.

The sheriff seat has two Republican primary challengers.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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