Tues, Feb 21. Ottawa County Patriot members participated in a non binding straw vote for candidates vying for the US Senate seat currently held by Debbie Stabenow.
Results of that staw vote are as follows
1st – Randy Hekman – 29% of vote
2nd – Gary Glenn – 28% of vote
3rd – Pete Hoekstra – 19% of vote
4th Clark Durant – 12% of vote
5th Pete Konetchy – 11% of vote
6th Sotty Bowman <1% of vote
Members were asked to indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices by a common means of counting ballots by “weighting”. Weights awarded 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. This initially caused confusion but common sense prevailed, yielding the above results. Percentages of points do not add up to 100 because two members did not indicate beyond a first choice.