(from left) Gale Dugan and Benjamin Snape

Allegan County Commission District 6: Dugan, Snape

Nov. 6, 2018, general election

District 6 includes the City of Otsego, Village of Hopkins and the townships of Hopkins, Otsego, Trowbridge and Watson.

This is a two-year term.


Gale Dugan



Dugan is a farmer and current county commissioner.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU and lives in Otsego with his wife Patricia and two younger children.

“I have worked hard for all the citizens of the county, doing my best to keep a positive and productive environment.

“I currently serve on the Board of Public Works, Resource Recovery and Recycling committee, Brownfield Redevelopment committee, Court compensation Committee and Allegan County Community Mental Health Board.

“I also regularly attend township and city board meetings in my district, giving reports and asking for input so I can better serve the community.

“I am actively participating in the resolution of the Otsego water concerns.

“At the state level, I serve as Allegan County’s townships’ representative on the Michigan Boundary Commission where we review annexation requests.

“If re-elected as Commissioner, I plan to continue working for the residents and businesses to make Allegan County a better and safer place to live and work. I shall remain an outspoken advocate for the citizens of the Sixth District on the county board and help manage the county in a conservative and financially responsible way.

“I will help find solutions to the problems we encounter as we go forward. Providing services and emergency responses for the safety and prosperity of the citizens of Allegan County is my priority.

“Please vote Nov. 6 for me, Gale Dugan—an advocate you can trust.”


Benjamin Snape


Snape was raised just south of Otsego and has spent the majority of his life there. Currently he is raising his own family in Otsego Township with his wife Brandi and their three small children. He is an active member, since 2006, in Local 357 Plumbers and Pipefitters Kalamazoo. In that organization, he currently sits on the Finance Committee, is a Delegate, an OSHA Outreach Instructor, and this January will become part of the Executive Board.

“As County Commissioner I am looking to continue and improve on the environmental cleanup effort, where I feel that we should strive to leave children a cleaner, healthier, better place to live and play.

“Supporting local businesses and workers with whatever the county can provide should be a priority of all the commissioners.

“Allegan County is in need for affordable, higher education, and I am looking to bring a partnership with a college to the County providing a chain reaction of positivity for its citizens.

“I am also looking to bring a fresh perspective of a younger generation, with construction background, to add some diversity to the County Commission.”


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