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Local Elections
8:33 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Recounts Produce No Changes in Washtenaw County Primary Vote

No results have changed following recounts of some  August primary elections in Washtenaw County, but some recounts could not be completed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

News
9:06 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ann Arbor City Council Primary Races

Ann Arbor City Council will have three new faces, after Tuesday's Democratic primary elections. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:04 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: County Commissioner

Andy Labarre last night defeated former Washtenaw County Commissioner Christina Montague in the race for the Commission's new, 7th District seat. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
3:52 am
Wed August 8, 2012

More Primary Election Results

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.

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News
3:47 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Augusta Township

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.

News
3:45 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Ballot Proposals

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.

News
3:43 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Ypsilanti Township

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.  

News
3:40 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: County Races

Evan Pratt has won the democratic primary to be Washtenaw County's next Water Resources Commissioner.
Pratt will face Republican Eric Sheie  in the November general election.  

In the non-incumbent 22nd circuit court race, James Fink and Carol Kuhnke were the top two vote-getters and will advance to the November ballot.

And,  in the new 7th district county commissioner democratic primary, Andy LaBarre defeated Christina Montague by a nearly two to one margin.  LaBarre will face Republican David Parker in November.

News
3:37 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: STATE HOUSE RACES

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin has won nomination for another term in yesterday's primary voting in the 53rd state house district.  Irwin will face republican John Spisak in November.
    
    In the 55th district democratic primary, Adam Zemke defeated Andrea Brown Harrison and will face republican Owen Diaz in November.

News
3:30 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ypsilanti Primary Election Results

INCUMBENT LOIS RICHARDSON HELD OFF CHALLENGERS STEVE PIERCE AND TYRONE BRIDGES TO KEEP HER FIRST WARD SEAT ON YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL.  RICHARDSON GATHERED JUST OVER FIFTY PERCENT OF FIRST WARD VOTES. 

INCUMBENT PETE MURDOCK EASILY FENDED OFF CHALLENGERS TED WINDISH AND MIKE ELLER TO RETAIN HIS THIRD WARD SEAT ON CITY COUNCIL.

News
3:28 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ann Arbor Primary Results

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WILL BE GETTING THREE NEW FACES AS A RESULT OF YESTERDAY'S PRIMARY ELECTIONS. 

IN ANN ARBOR'S FIRST WARD SUMI KAILASAPATHY  DEFEATED ERIC STURGIS WITH 58 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

SECOND WARD INCUMBENT TONY DEREZINSKI FELL TO SALLY HART PETERSEN, 55 PERCENT TO 45 PERCENT.

THE FIFTH WARD SAW CHUCK WARPEHOSKI CLAIM 56 PERCENT OF THE VOTE OVER VIVIENNE ARMENTROUT.  WARPEHOSKI WILL FACE  REPUBLICAN STUART BERRY IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

News
10:51 am
Tue August 7, 2012

A2 Primary Election Day Preview

Voters are at the polls today, and in Ann Arbor there are primary races in four of the city's five wards. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
8:46 am
Mon August 6, 2012

A2 5th Ward Primary Race

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.

News
8:48 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Ann Arbor 4th Ward Primary Race

WEMU's Andrew Cluley looks at the race for the City Council seat, reprresenting Ann Arbor's 4th Ward.

News
7:27 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Ypsilanti Township Primary Races

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.

News
10:00 am
Thu August 2, 2012

A2 2nd Ward Primary Race

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.

A2 1st Ward Primary Race
11:13 am
Wed August 1, 2012

A2 1st Ward Primary Race

Voters in Ann Arbor's First Ward will decide next week who will replace Sandi Smith on City Council. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

Forum
11:06 am
Wed August 1, 2012

A2 2nd Ward Forum

Voters in Ann Arbor's  Second Ward got another chance to see the two candidates on next week's primary ballot discuss the issues. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.

Local Elections
8:58 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Derezinski Faces Challenge in 2nd Ward Primary

Sally Hart Peterson hoping to unseat incumbent

Anthony Derezinski in August primary.

Local Elections
8:56 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Two Democrats Vying for First Ward A2 Council Seat

Sumi  Kailasapathy and Eric Sturgis are campaining

to replace Sandi Smith on Ann Arbor's city council.

Local Elections
9:05 am
Tue July 10, 2012

53rd District State House Primary

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin faces challenge from

Tom Partridge in August primary election.

Local Elections
9:03 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Two Democrats in Primary for New County Commission Seat

Christina Montague and Andy LaBarre address issues

in LWV forum Monday night.

Local Elections
9:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

County Will Have New Water Resources Commissioner this Fall

League of Women Voters hosts Washtenaw County

candidates forum. 

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August Primary Election Free Air Time
2:09 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Soapbox Summer

 

Attention Washtenaw County election 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.

Requirements:

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Local Elections
9:47 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Brabec Wins Special County Commission Election

Felicia Brabec wins 7th district special election.

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