Preview: Berrien County heads to the ballot box

The ballots are stacked in Berrien County for Tuesday's primary

On Tuesday, Berrien County heads to the polls to decide on a number of issues facing their respective communities. 

The big ticket item is the Republican race for the 79th District State representative, the seat being vacated by Al Pscholka. 

Voters have four candidates to choose from. Ryan Arnt is a high profile realtor with lots of service experience.  Kim Lasata is a fifth grade teacher who touts education.  Mary Brown is running again, but this time for the GOP. And Troy Rolling is the co-founder of the Frederick Douglas Foundation. The winner faces off against Democrat Marletta Seats, who is unopposed.

There's also some mileage issues in numerous townships in Berrien County. The millage rate has to do with the amount of taxes for a property. 

Millage renewals are up for a vote in Niles, New Buffalo, Bridgman, Watervilet and St. Joseph.

Buchanan, Sodus Township and Hagar township have school millage issues to decide on. 

And the entire county will decide on the renewal of millage for the 911 emergency system, public safety and the senior center. 

Voting takes place August 2. 

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