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Other election results

Listed below are results of some of the contested races around the area and those across the state that affect us.

US House 3rd District: Justin Amash (R) over Steve Pestka (D) 53% to 44%.

US Senate Michigan: Debbie Stabenow (D) over Pete Hoekstra (R) 58% to 38%

State Representative 73rd District: Peter MacGregor (R) 32,461 over G. Scott Schuiling (D) 16,488

State Representative 74th District: Rob Verheulen (R) 27,397 over Richard Erdman (D) 14,341

Kent County

Sheriff: Lawrence Stelma (R) 145,026 over James Farris (D) 100793

Clerk: Mary Hollinrake (R) 157,101 over Richard Carillo (D) 102035

Treasurer: Kenneth Parrish (R) 154,642 over Teresa Walker (D) 113,211

Drain Commissioner: William Byl (R) 156,359 over Christopher Preville (D) 107,788

County Commission 3rd District: Roger Morgan (R) 8,106 over James Black (D) 4,405

Courtland Township Trustee (4) positions: Mary Ann Andersen (2,803), Colleen Brown (2,739), Mike Krygier (2,615), and Kimberly MacIntyre (2,677) over Brent Boncher (850) and Thomas Kinney (0).

Spencer Township Treasurer: Judy Geglio (D) 927 over Misty Jaekel (R) (805)

State Ballot Proposals

All state ballot proposals were defeated. Proposals 2-5 would’ve amended the state constitution. Proposal 1 was a referendum on Public Act 4 of 2011.

1 – uphold emergency manager law defeated 52% to 48%

2 – collective bargaining rights defeated 58% to 42%

3 – 25 by 25 renewable energy defeated 63% to 37%

4 – Home health care worker changes defeated 57% to 43%

5 – Limit the enactment of new taxes defeated 69% to 31%

6 – Voter approval on international bridges defeated 60% to 40%


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