Grand Haven mayor defeated in primary


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Incumbent Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb was defeated by two challengers in Tuesday’s primary election.

A photo of Josh Brugger. (Aug. 6, 2019)
A photo of Josh Brugger. (Aug. 6, 2019)

The front runner of the race was Josh Brugger, who received 741 votes, which is about 40% of the vote.

Challenger Robert Monetza edged out McCaleb by 28 votes.

An undated photo of Robert Monetza.
An undated photo of Robert Monetza.

McCaleb was first elected as mayor in 2011. She previously served on city council from 2001-2009.

Brugger and Monetza will face off in November’s election. Both of them currently serve on Grand Haven city council.

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Other race results

Also on Tuesday, Dorr Township voters decided against giving the library more tax money. 

According to unofficial results, 629 voters decided against the millage while 529 voted for the proposal.

Rachel Vote, president of the Dorr Township Library Board, previously told 24 Hour News 8 there would be “pretty drastic cuts” if the millage didn’t get approved.

Unofficial results show a second try at a $37 million bonding proposal for Tri County Area Schools has narrowly passed. A similar proposal failed back in May.

Other election results can be found here.

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