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New Clerk Appointed in Webster Township, But What Happens After the Election

There might be a question mark with the clerk position in Webster Township.

Former Township Clerk Barbara Calleja stepped down from her elected role last month to become the Deputy Clerk for Scio Township. At the Webster Township Board meeting in May, the board appointed Tonie Brovont as Township Clerk, effective June 1, to complete the term vacated by Calleja.

Brovont was appointed to serve the remainder of the term that ends in November this year.

The Sun Times News asked Webster Township Supervisor John Kingsley and Treasurer John Scharf about this.

Of Calleja, Kingsley said she served in Webster for almost 11 years.

“She is certainly being missed, but we are managing,” he said.

Kingsley said Scio Township pays more to “their deputy clerk than Webster pays our clerk.”

Before moving into the clerk’s role, Brovont had been serving Webster as the Deputy Treasurer since last year. Some of Brovont’s background and experience includes serving as Finance Director for the Shiawassee County Health Department and also earning a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Michigan State University.

Scharf said all Township Board seats in Michigan are up for election this year with the Party Primaries in August and the General Election in November. Board members are elected in November to serve a four-year term.

“Barbara Calleja is on the Primary ballot and will be on the General election ballot in November,” he said. “It remains to be seen if she will serve as the Clerk of Webster, or if she will serve as the Deputy Clerk in Scio.”

There are no other candidates listed as running for township clerk in Webster in the primary election.