Candidates running for local state, county positions

(WLNS) – While many people across the nation are focused on who will be the next president, others in Michigan are focused on local state and county positions.

Tuesday was the last day for candidates to submit their applications to run.

In Ingham County, six people are up for the Ingham County Prosecutor spot, which is currently occupied by Stuart Dunnings III who is facing criminal charges involving prostitution. Those up for the spot include Patrick O’Keefe (D), Brian Jackson (D), Billie Jo O’Berry (R), Carol Siemon (D), Monica Stephens (R) and Thomas English (D).

Also in the county, two people are running for sheriff, including current Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth’s son, East Lansing Det. Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth (D) and Eric Trojanowicz.

For the Ingham County clerk seat, it’s between current clerk Barb Byrum (D) and Joseph Werner (R).

In Eaton County at least four people are up for the county sheriff position, including current Sheriff Tom Reich (D), Terry Ranshaw, Sr. (D), Johnny Lopez (R) and Fred McPhail (R).

There are two people running for prosecuting attorney, including current prosecuting attorney Doug Lloyd (R) and prosecuting attorney Steven A. Freeman (D).

Five people are running for drain commissioner, including John G. Perry (R), Richard Wagner (R), Larry M. Wicker (R), Bruce Porter (D) and Jerry Frazier (D).

In Jackson County, both current Sheriff Steve Rand (R) and current clerk Amanda Riska (R) are running unopposed.

For prosecuting attorney, current prosecuting attorney Jerry Jarzynka (R) is running against William Rappleye (D).

Stay with 6 News as we continue to cover Campaign 2016.

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