By Samantha Scheltema
Mason News Staff Writer
The one position for Vevay Township clerk, partial term, has two candidates from Mason. Both come with experience working on the township board.
“Candice is not a politician. She is a servant ready to serve and work for you!”
Oesterle has worked as Vevay Township office secretary and deputy treasurer for 10 years and has experience with the day-to-day operations of the township. She is certified and trained in election administration
A 38-year resident, Oesterle is running for clerk so she can give back and serve the township. She has volunteered in the Ingham County Fair for 25 years, has been a 4-H leader for 15 years, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, is an active member of Eden Church, participates in Mason Cares and is a host for Youth for Understanding.
Oesterle has been married for 41 years has three daughters and four grandchildren. She has promised to listen to residents’ concerns and to encourage citizen participation in developing township policies.
“It’s time to bring positive, friendly, helpful service back to township residents,” Oesterle said.
“A vote for JoAnne is a vote for experience, knowledge and the drive to get the job done right”
Kean worked as deputy clerk from 2007 until former Clerk Susan Kosier’s retirement in June. “She has a good understanding of the issues before the Township,” Kosier said. “She is professional and respectful toward the public.”
Kean had been appointed to be the elections clerk for the 2010 primary and general elections by the Vevay Township Board. She is an accredited elections administrator by the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections. Based on her previous experience, “JoAnne will provide the continuity and familiarity necessary for a smooth transition in township operations,” Robert Schnabelrauch, a member of the Vevay Zoning Board of Appeals said.
A graduate of Mason High School, Kean is a 10-year Ingham County employee. She is a married mother of two.
“As clerk, I will be a voting member on the Vevay Township Board,” Kean said. “I will always stand for local control, equal protection and a fair and just balance between property rights and community concerns.”