After over three decades of service, Ottawa County Clerk Dan Kreuger recently announced he would be retiring in June. The deadline to apply for the position is tomorrow, May 15th.
West Michigan Politics can confirm Justin Roebuck, Director of Ottawa County's Election Division, has applied for the position and must undoubtedly be considered a favorite.
Roebuck has been widely praised for his management of elections in Ottawa County. He has had the position for over 5 years. A committee comprised of Ottawa County's Circuit Court judges will announce a replacement soon.
Roebuck is a seasoned political hand, having worked closely in the past with Congressman Tim Walburg, and Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
Of note: Dan Kreuger was originally appointed clerk in 1978 after the incumbent clerk retired. It looks like history may repeat itself.