Pollack To Seek Third Term As Branch County Sheriff
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

(COLDWATER) – A familiar name will be on the ballot running for Branch County Sheriff this fall.

Voters in the Republican Primary Election selected incumbent Sheriff John Pollack to run for a third term. He defeated challenger Johnny Lopez 5,123 to 2,298. There were no Democratic candidates on the Primary ballot.

There's going to be a new Branch County Prosecutor. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Zachary Stempien defeated former Prosecutor Terri Norris to win the Republican nomination 5,034 to 2,221. Stempien announced his candidacy when Prosecutor Val White decided not to run for a full term. No Democratic challenger was on the Primary ballot.

In the race for the Republican nomination to run for Branch County Treasurer, Julie Waterbury defeated Steve Rutz 3,143 to 2,526. Jessica Miller was also on the ballot and received 1,181 votes. However she can not hold the office since she has moved to St. Joseph County.

Current County Clerk Ann Vrablic announced she was retiring at the end of her current term.

Running unopposed in the Republican Primary were incumbent Branch County Clerk Terry Kubasiak who received 6,619 votes, incumbent Register of Deeds Nancy Hutchins who had 6,573 votes and incumbent Drain Commissioner Mike Hard with 6570 votes.

There were no Democratic candidates in the Primary for those positions.

To see all of the election results from Branch County. LINKE.