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Six candidates vying for two spots on Muskegon City Commission

Muskegon City Commission

August 8th primary set as top two in each ward advance to November

Voters in Muskegon this August will head to the polls to consider six candidates running for a seat on the city’s board of commissioners.

In the city’s fourth ward, three candidates are running there, challenger Katrina Kochin, a dispatcher from Muskegon, challenger John Carey and current city commissioner and incumbent Teresa Emory who was elected to the Muskegon City Commission originally in 2019.

Meanwhile in the city’s second ward, challengers Mike Gallavin and challenger Jeanette Burt-Moore are both looking to unseat current city commissioner and incumbent Willie German Jr., who also serves as the vice mayor for the city commission.

The elections will be held on August 8th and are just a primary. The two candidates with the most votes in each ward will face each other in November in the general election.

Polls open at 7am.

Meanwhile, due to a recent court ruling, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.