I regretfully announce that although I am qualified to run for the office of a Trustee in Alpena Township and it is a compatible office for an Assessor to hold, I do not and will not seek your vote. I have recently been informed after the question was raised whether or not I qualify to hold both positions that I would have to resign as the Assessor to accept the Trustee position and the Alpena Township Board would have to reappoint me to the Assessor position as additional duties. Given that choice, I would rather continue with my Assessing duties. Thank you to all that supported me, but the law has certain guidelines between public employee and elected official. Please vote for one of the other candidates. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused, if I would have been informed earlier by someone in the know, I would have never put my name on the ballot.