Three Incumbents Re-elected to GLE Board

August 26, 2015
Incumbents Paul Byl of Shelby, Mark Carson of Boyne City and Paul Schemanski of Petoskey were recently re-elected by Great Lakes Energy members in their district to three-year terms on the electric cooperative’s board of directors.
Byl and Carson defeated challengers in their district (see election results summary) to earn another term on the board. Schemanski ran unopposed. Byl is a farmer from District 7 (Muskegon, Oceana counties); Carson is the Petoskey Gordon Food Service store manager, an adjunct business instructor at Spring Arbor University and resides in District 2 (Charlevoix, Cheboygan counties). Schemanski is from District 1 (Emmet County) and is a healthcare technology team leader at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.
Great Lakes Energy members in districts 1, 2 and 7 received their mail-in ballot in the July/August issue of Michigan Country Lines. Voters had to return their ballots to a private CPA firm by Aug. 20 and winners were announced Aug. 26 at the cooperative’s annual business meeting in Boyne City.
Election Results Summary
District 1:
Paul Schemanski, Petoskey – winner                                                 274
District 2:
Mark Carson, Boyne City – winner                                                    538
Ken Tough, Charlevoix                                                                          58
District 7:
Paul Byl, Shelby – winner                                                                   449
Anne Pawli, Montague                                                                        203

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