Republican Scott Cooper will be the new supervisor of Sylvan Township and will take office on Nov. 20 after he defeated current Supervisor Bob Lange, who ran as an Independent, 905 votes to 731 votes, according to unofficial results.
In fact, there will be a completely new Township Board beginning later this month with Doug Smith as the clerk, Rod Branham as treasurer, Kurt Koseck and Roy Schmidt as new trustees.
Both Smith and Branham ran as Republicans and were unopposed Tuesday. They received 1,304 votes and 1,280 respectively.
Schmidt received 1,001 votes and Koseck got 974 votes. Both ran as Republicans.
Sandra Egeler, a Democrat, had 715 votes and Alex Slocum, an Independent, got 352 votes.
In addition, township voters approved the Chelsea Area Fire Authority millage renewal, 1,070 votes to 749 votes.