Lindemann Beats Grebner in Primary for Ingham County Drain Commissioner

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Lindemann Beats Grebner in Primary for Ingham County Drain Commissioner

CREATED Aug. 8, 2012

The race is over, but the hard feelings are still there.

"This is one of the ugliest and vicious races I think I've ever been in," said Ingham County Drain Commissioner Incumbent Pat Lindemann.

"I don't think people really cared about the issues I was raising. I think that's really what went wrong," said Drain Commissioner Candidate Mark Grebner.

He feels he lost because his warnings of Lindemann's illegal campaign funding and hiring of friends over more qualified applicants were ignored by voters.

Lindemann believes Grebner should have focused more on what he calls, bigger issues: "I'm very happy that I won. I just wanna say that; but what saddens me about is it didn't offer us an opportunity to debate the real issues in our office; managing water as a resource."

Reluctantly, Grebner says he will be forced to support Lindemann, since he will at least still be representing his democratic party. Now Grebner is switching gears: "I'm gonna be retired. I have a job as a political consultant, and I'll keep doing that. Maybe someday I'll run for something again."

Lindemann will now begin his campaign against Timothy Grant, who won the Republican primary.

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