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9:58 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Ann Arbor City Council Primary Results Find One Incumbent Out

Voters in Ann Arbor's fourth City Council ward went with the challenger over the incumbent in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

Un-officials results showed Jack Eaton with 60% of the vote, to incumbent Marcia Higgins' 40%.   Eaton is not expected to be challenged for the seat in November.

Third ward voters narrowly favored incumbent Stephen Kunselman over challenger Julie Grand, 52% to 48%.  Kunselman will take on independent candidate Samuel DeVarti this fall.

Local News
9:35 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Whitmore Lake Voters Reject Bond Issue

Whitmore Lake Schools voters soundly rejected a $12.3 million bond issue Tuesday.  Superintendent Kim Hart says the un-official tally wasn't close: 690 "no" votes to 310 "yes" votes.

She says the main complaint the district heard from voters was that their taxes were already too high, particularly in Northville Township and Washtenaw County.

Hart says some tough decisions will have to be made going forward, because at this point any money needed for things the district needs to repair, remodel or replace will come directly out of the classroom.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.