In Dexter Township, James Drolett has won the republican primary for Supervisor, defeating Kathryn Bowring. Drolett will face incumbent Democrat Pat Kelly in November. In the Dexter Township Republican primary for the Treasurer's post, Libby Brushaber has defeated Mark Wojno. Brushaber faces no opposition in November.
In the Republican primary for Bridgwater Township's Board of Trustees, incumbent trustee David Faust and newcomer Wes Cowden won yesterday's vote. Both will be unopposed in November.
It'll be incumbent Democrat Pete Hafler facing Republican Brian Shelby in November for Augusta Township Supervisor. Both won their respective primaries yesterday. In the Augusta Township Clerk's race, incumbent Democrat Kathy Giszczak and Republican Kathleen McDonald won yesterday's primary and will square off in November. Challenger Linda Dew appears to have won the Democratic primary for Augusta Township Treasurer yesterday, defeating incumbent Susan Burek by less than one percent.
Overall, ballot propositions fared well in yesterday's voting in Washtenaw County. Superior Township voters said 'yes' to three money issues for police and fire services, and for a fund to defend the township's master plan and zoning ordinances. Manchester voters approve a millage increase for fir protection services, and York Township voters said 'yes' to a millage renewal for public safety services. In Sylvan Township, voters approved by a scant seven vote margin a tax increase to pay off a debt obligation to Washtenaw County.
In Ypsilanti Township, the Residents First team slate of incumbents soundly defeated the challengers from the Y-Town Future team except in the Parks Commission race. Brenda Stumbo is back in for another term as township supervisor; Karen Lovejoy-Roe remains township clerk, and Larry Doe remains Township Treasurer.
In Ann Arbor's 5th ward, Current councilman Carston Hohnke is not seeking re-election. Voters will choose from a pair of familiar faces seeking to fill that seat. WEMU's Andrew Cluley provides a preview.
In Ypsilanti Township, voters have a lot of candidates from which to choose in the primary election, but it really comes down to two slates: All the incumbents, trying to hold on against a full roster of challengers. WEMU's Clark Smith has more.
Primary election day is less than a week away. In Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward, voters will choose between Incumbent Tony Derezinksi and his challenger, Sally Hart Peterson. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has a look at the Democratic candidates.
It’s another Soapbox Summer on WEMU. If your name appears on Washtenaw County’s August 7th primary election ballot, WEMU offers you three minutes of free air time to tell voters why you should be elected.
Just record your best three-minute campaign message on an audio CD or MP3 computer file and sent it to WEMU by July 6th. Soapbox summer messages will be broadcast twice daily on WEMU during the last few weeks leading up to the August primary election.