Berrien County local election results

BERRIEN COUNTY — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien County’s contested 2020 General election races, local to Leader Publications’ coverage areas. Names marked with a * won their race.

School board elections, along with state-wide and national races, will be posted separately.

 

Berrien County Clerk

  • Sharon Tyler, 46,299 votes*
  • Gwen Swanigan, 31,658 votes

 

Berrien County Commissioner, District 1

  • Dave Vollrath, 4,505 votes*
  • Kevin Holmes, 1,887 votes

 

Berrien County Commissioner, District 5

  • Rayonte Bell, 3,934 votes
  • Bruce Gorenflo, 3,934 votes

This race was tied as of press time**

 

Berrien County Commissioner, District 9

  • Ezra Scott, 4,299 votes*
  • Rich Eichholz, 3,334 votes

 

Berrien County Commissioner, District 12

  • Michael Majerek, 2,912 votes*
  • Michael Poorman, 2,495 votes

 

Buchanan Township Clerk

  • Sheila Reitz, 1,240 votes•
  • Wendi Lee Heyliger, write-in candidate, 0 votes
  • Unqualified write-ins, 346 votes

The Berrien County Election Commission is certifying write-in votes**

 

Buchanan City Commission (two open seats):

  • Patrick Swem, 969 votes*
  • Larry Money, 883 votes*
  • Daniel Vigansky, 453 votes
  • Monroe Lemay, 418 votes
  • Jeccika Yoder, 268 votes

 

City of Niles Mayor:

  • Nick Shelton, 3,368 votes*
  • David Fish, write -n candidate, 0 votes
  • Unqualified write-ins, 134 votes

The Berrien County Election Commission is certifying write-in votes**

 

Niles City Council, Ward 1

  • Georgia Boggs, 418 votes*
  • Justin Flagel, 303 votes

 

Niles City Council, Ward 2

  • Amanda Rose Dunnem, 0 votes
  • Timothy John Rogers, 0 votes
  • Unqualified write-ins, 161 votes

The Berrien County Election Commission is certifying write-in votes**

Berrien County

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office receives donation of body armor for K9s

News

New MRI technology now available in Niles

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

Giving

Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups

Dowagiac

SMC grad serving patients at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas

News

Family mourns Niles native killed following traffic stop in New Mexico

Cassopolis

Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning

Dowagiac

Libby Ann’s set to re-open following COVID closure

Giving

Niles group aspires to spread holiday cheer

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

Business

Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

Berrien County

Berrien County Board of Health discusses COVID-19 vaccine deployment

News

Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager

Dowagiac

National Guard to host TroopsGiving Food Drive in Dowagiac

Berrien County

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Business

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

Giving

Niles dealership collects food, toys for those in need

News

With stolen cars on the rise, Niles police urge drivers to lock vehicles

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club, Rotary Foundation gifts $1,000 to C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign

Berrien County

PACE of Southwest Michigan announces new CEO

News

Niles teens arrested following vehicle pursuit

News

Two sheriff’s deputies treated following Niles Township apartment fire