Royal Oak Tribune

Montcalm township reelects treasurer living in Alaska


PINE TOWNSHIP » A township treasurer running unopposed in western Michigan was reelected, weeks after she suddenly departed for Alaska.

Rachel Pitcher, a Republican, got more than 600 votes Tuesday in Montcalm County’s Pine Township, easily defeating a write-in candidate. She’s paid $11,500 per year as treasurer.

On Sept. 26, Pitcher said on Facebook that she had moved to Alaska, The Daily News in Greenville reported. She later told the newspaper that she would return in a few weeks. She apparently hasn’t.

Pitcher hasn’t publicly commented.

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