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Incumbent seeks re-election Tuesday

Published 3:19pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009

By MARCIA STEFFENS
Cassopolis Vigilant

Voters in the Village of Cassopolis will go to the polls at the village hall Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a general election.

Incumbent Village President Clare Mallo is running for reelection for a two-year term.
“I would like to see the Village of Cassopolis continue to grow through quiet, peaceful progress,” Mallo said in a statement to the Vigilant.

“I am very proud of the residents and businesses that have remodeled their homes and cleaned up their property,

“I was recently informed about the sale of a long vacant building downtown. I would like to see all of our vacant buildings filled with new tenants.

“I am encouraged by the recent opening of the new Dollar General on East State street and the Family Outlet store on Broadway.

“We are encouraged by a recent call asking about our village industrial park. These developments take time, but I am optimistic that things are turning around for the better in Cassopolis,” he said.

Running against Mallo is Richard Lee, who has served as village president in the past.
Additional offices to be filled are three village trustee positions each with a four-year term.
Seeking those seats are incumbents, Brittney Page Beauchamp and Leon Eugene Gilliam.
William J. Bruneau, pastor of Penn Friends Church, has been serving on the council, after being appointed to finish a term.

Also on the ballot are Dianna K. McGrew and Ray Strome.

McGrew has served on the village’s planning commission since 1993. She is a contract assessor.

Strome served on the council for two terms in the early 80s. He is a retired former national buyer for mobile homes.

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