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Chesterfield Township Clerk Jan Uglis Advances to November Election

Michele Ficht, who currently serves as trustee, received less votes than incumbent candidate Jan Uglis.

Chesterfield Township Clerk , a Democrat, will advance to the general election against Republican candidate Cindy Berry.

Uglis received 55.2 percent--or 1,399 votes--in the Tuesday primary election against fellow Democrat with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Currently a township trustee, Ficht earned 1,136 votes, according to unofficial county election results.

was the sole candidate in her party in the primary, earning 2,107 votes, the results show.

If re-elected, Uglis previously told Patch that she would like to see several things accomplished in the community.

"During my term, I would like to see (base housing) developed into a dog-friendly park at the Sugarbush entrance and a township cemetery at the Donner entrance making sure that there is an area for military burial only. 

"I would like to make sure that our police and fire departments are kept up to the ratio we need to protect the residents and businesses," she said.

Meanwhile, Berry, a consultant, said she wants to eliminate the administrative fee charged on winter tax bills, "reduce the size, scope and cost of local government by 30 percent," and develop a "more favorable business environment."

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