Kidwell may have competition for township postPublished 11:00pm Thursday, March 15, 2012
It looks like Niles Township Supervisor Jim Kidwell might have some competition in this year’s election.
Former Niles Township Treasurer James Stover is considering a return to the township board.
In an email to the Daily Star, Stover said he has recently retired from his position as treasurer of Plainfield Charter Township in Kent County and is considering a run at the Niles Township supervisor post.
In the email, he said he has formed a “Stover for Niles Township Supervisor Exploration Committee.”
“If the results of the exploration committee are favorable, I will make an announcement around March 26,” Stover said in the email.
According to a story on mlive.com, Stover submitted his resignation at Plainfield Township in February. His last day was March 8, so he could be a resident of Niles Township for at least 30 days before he files to run as a Republican candidate for supervisor.
Stover had been Plainfield Township’s treasurer since 1998.
Stover told mlive.com that he plans to retire in Niles Township, where he has children and grandchildren.
Stover couldn’t be reached by the Daily Star for further comment.