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November 7, 2012

Haugh keeps seat in state House

By Sara Kandel
C & G Staff Writer

Longtime Roseville resident Harold Haugh will serve another two-year term in the state House after clinching the Nov. 6 election with 70.4 percent of votes.

Running on the Democratic ticket, Haugh won the District 18 seat, which covers all of Roseville and part of Warren, with 24,073 votes — 10,326 in Warren and 13,747 votes in Roseville. Running on the Republican ticket, Art Blundell raked in a total of 10,126 votes — 5,168 in Warren and 4,958 in Roseville.

"I'm feeling very good," Haugh said the morning after the election. "Entering into a new district, picking up half of Warren, I was very pleased with the outcome of the election."

Haugh previously represented Roseville, Eastpointe and part of Warren.

He said he plans on continuing his agenda using his expertise to work on fixing issues with the tax system in Michigan — fighting against the taxing of seniors' pensions and on working to move the state forward.

"I have a unique combination of experience with 42 years in the private sector with General Motors and 36 years as an elected public official," he said. "I feel that gives me a unique perspective on what Michigan needs to move forward." 

Blundell was not immediately available for comment.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Sara Kandel at skandel@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1030.