Eastpointe and Roseville residents cast their primary ballots

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 8, 2018

 Patrick Schmitz, 18, left, a first-time voter, casts his ballot Aug. 7 at Christian Trinity Assembly of God, which was a temporary site for Precinct 14 in Eastpointe. Elections inspector Daryl Littleton Sr. assists Schmitz, whose grandmother, Marilynn Blair, is in the background.

Patrick Schmitz, 18, left, a first-time voter, casts his ballot Aug. 7 at Christian Trinity Assembly of God, which was a temporary site for Precinct 14 in Eastpointe. Elections inspector Daryl Littleton Sr. assists Schmitz, whose grandmother, Marilynn Blair, is in the background.

Photo by Deb Jacques

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Residents in the Eastsider’s coverage area took to the polls for the Aug. 7 primary election to vote on candidates who will advance to the November general election, and an Eastpointe Community Schools operating millage ballot proposal.

In the race for the 9th District state Senate seat, Jeff Bonnell won the Republican nomination with 7,868 votes, and Paul Wojno won the Democratic nomination with 18,511 votes. Fred Kuplicki finished second in the Republican race with 7,009 votes, and Kristina Lodovisi finished second in the Democratic race with 10,691 votes. The district includes Eastpointe, Roseville, Warren, Fraser, Center Line and part of Clinton Township.

Roseville and Fraser residents voted for Republican Joe Salvaggio and Democrat Harold L. Haugh to contest the 11th District Macomb County commissioner seat in November. Salvaggio received 2,029 votes to win the Republican nomination over John Tenny, who received 1,080 votes. Haugh received 2,698 votes to win the Democratic nomination, as Charles A. Frontera took second with 1,659 votes and Fred Barbret finished third with 1,238 votes.

Haugh thanked residents and talked about his plans for November in an email to the Eastsider Aug. 8.

“I want to thank the citizens of Roseville and Fraser for supporting my campaign for County Commissioner. Experience, integrity, transparency, and the commitment to keep Roseville and Fraser moving in a positive direction will be my direction for the November general election. Once again my sincere thanks,” Haugh stated.  

As for the 39th District Court judge race in Roseville and Fraser, Kathy Tocco and Alyia Marie Hakim will face off in the November general election for one six-year term. They received the two highest vote totals from a field of five candidates. Tocco received 2,644 votes, and Hakim received 2,351 votes.

Eastpointe residents and residents in two precincts in Warren passed the Eastpointe Community Schools Operating Millage Proposal with a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent. There were 3,502 votes for it, and 1,971 votes against the millage.

ECS took to its Facebook page Aug. 8 to thank residents for passing the millage.

“Thank you for supporting our Eastpointe students and your community schools by approving the ECS non-homestead millage renewal yesterday,” the status states.