TRI-CITY AREA — Residents in three local municipalities will be voting for representatives to serve their respective governments on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

In Almont, six people will be vying for five open seats on the Almont Village Council.

The six candidates include incumbents Timothy Dyke who most recently served as the council’s president pro-tem; and recently appointed councilman Bernie Calka, who will be running for his own seat on the council.

New candidates seeking election to the council for the first time are: James Aleck, Jacqueline Calka, Nick Giacalone and Wayne Glasser.

The top three vote-getters will be elected to four-year terms to end in November 2024; while the next two highest vote recipients will be elected to two-year terms to expire in November 2022.

In Dryden, two residents, Alen Graham and Elizabeth Thiemkey, are running for the position of Dryden Village President in the Nov. 3 general election.

Thiemkey currently holds the job. The individual receiving the most votes will be elected to serve a four-year term.

Only one candidate filed for two available trustee seats on the council. David Weaver, who was appointed in Feb. 2019, is seeking to keep his seat. It appears fellow trustee Mike Franz has opted to not seek re-election.

In Imlay City, four people are running without competition for four open seats on the Imlay City Commission.

The candidates include: current Mayor Joi Kempf; current commissioners Greg Rowden and Ted Sadler; and former city commissioner, Robert “Bob” Tanis.

The candidates with the three-highest vote totals will be elected to four-year commission terms, running through November 2024.

The fourth-highest vote-getter will be elected to a two-year term expiring in 2022.

Current Imlay City Commissioner Al Ramirez is term-limited, and per city charter stipulations, is not allowed to run again in the 2020 election.

In Capac, there also won’t be a contested race come November.

Incumbents Joe Herrington, Joseph Nemecek and Samantha Ramirez have filed for three, four-year terms on the council.

Additionally, Lynne Cline-Mandeville, who was appointed to the board earlier this year, is the only candidate seeking to complete the remainder of her partial two-year term.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.