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Whitmer makes appointments to State Board of Canvassers

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 09:59:06-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made two appointments to the State Board of Canvassers on Tuesday, according to a news release.

The changes include the canvasser who certified the November 2020 election results no longer being in his position.

Jeannette L. Bradshaw and Tony Daunt were appointed to the board.

Bradshaw, of Ortonville, is the recording secretary and registrar for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58.

She also serves as the secretary and treasurer for the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO and previously served as the executive vice president.

Bradshaw was first appointed to the State Board of Canvassers in 2013 and currently serves as chair of the board.

Her reappointment begins Feb. 1 and expires Jan. 31, 2025.

Daunt, of DeWitt, is the executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund.

He previously served as the director of constituent relations for Gov. Rick Snyder, logistics director for the Michigan Republican Party and communications director to former Sen. Randy Richardville.

Daunt’s term also begins Feb. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2025.

He replaces Aaron Van Langevelde, whose term expires Jan. 31.

The Board of Canvassers canvasses and certifies statewide elections, elections for legislative districts and cross county lines and all judicial offices except Judge of the Probate Court.

It also conducts recounts for state-level offices, canvasses nominating petitions filed with the secretary of state and state-level ballot proposal petitions, assigns ballot designations and adopting ballot language for statewide ballot proposals, and approves electronic voting systems for use across the state.

The board consists of four members – two from each major political party – who are nominated by their state central committee.