Elections

Published November 9, 2016

WAYNE COUNTY — Voters have chosen four members of the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education and have returned Brian Banks to the state House of Representatives.

In the state House of Representatives race for District 1, incumbent Brian Banks, D-Harper Woods, was re-elected to another two-year term, defeating Republican William Broman, of Grosse Pointe Woods. Banks earned 24,964 votes to Broman’s 11,562 votes.

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Published November 9, 2016

Paul Mitchell, R-Dryden, emerged as the winner of the four-candidate contest for a two-year term as the representative of the 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mitchell, the 59-year-old retired CEO of Ross Education, took 214,599 votes, or approximately 63 percent, followed by Democrat Frank Accavitti Jr. with 110,073 votes, or approximately 32.3 percent. Libertarian Lisa Lane Gioia garnered 10,611 votes, or approximately 3.1 percent, and Benjamin Nofs, of the Green Party, received 5,125 votes, or approximately 1.5 percent.

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Published November 9, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS — Republican President-elect Donald Trump prevailed over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in Sterling Heights as he appeared to hold onto a slight lead in Michigan, as of 3 a.m. Nov. 9, after voters went to the polls Nov. 8.

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Published November 9, 2016

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MACOMB COUNTY — Mirroring a stunning national trend, two well-known Democrats running for Macomb County clerk and treasurer, respectively, found themselves on the outside looking in Nov. 8 after the voters elected two relative newcomers from the Republican side of the ballot.

In the race to become the county’s next treasurer, incumbent Derek Miller was defeated by challenger Larry Rocca by a margin of 1,615 votes in a race that saw a total of 377,515 votes cast.

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Published November 9, 2016

A Headlee override to raise what Grosse Pointe Park officials say are much-needed funds for the city’s Public Safety Department passed by a large margin.

During the Nov. 8 presidential election, nearly 60 percent of the ballots cast for the millage — 3,901 — were in favor of it, compared to 2,631 opposed, according to unofficial vote tallies available at press time.

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Published November 9, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn was re-elected to her position for the next four years.

In the general election Nov. 8, Dunn, a Republican who was facing no official opposition from a Democrat, received 29,182 votes. Although the number of write-in votes cast for Mark Grabow was not known at press time, the number of total votes cast in the township was just less than 45,000.

“The goal is to get the township up and running again now that this election is over, and get to the business at hand,” Dunn said.

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Published November 9, 2016

With a record turnout of voters, Shelby Township residents elected the Republican trustee candidates to the Board of Trustees and overwhelmingly passed the fire millage.

Vince Viviano, Lynn Wilhelm, John Vermeulen and incumbent Douglas Wozniak will fill the four trustee positions next year. Supervisor Rick Stathakis, Clerk Stan Grot and Treasurer Michael Flynn, all incumbents, ran unopposed.

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Published November 9, 2016

Birmingham residents went to the polls to renew Birmingham Public Schools’ operating millage by a margin of 25,422 votes to 7,931 Nov. 8.
The measure consists of a levy of up to 10.9236 mills — or just over $10.92 for every $1,000 of taxable property value per year — on nonresidential properties, and 8.4951 mills — or just over $8.49 for every $1,000 of taxable property value per year — on residential properties. The millage will be in place until 2021.

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Published November 9, 2016

METRO DETROIT —  On Election Day, voters in four counties weighed in on a transportation millage proposal by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, and they voted to strike down the plan.

According to unofficial results, in Oakland County, the proposal received 292,401 yes votes, or 49.91 percent, and 293,510  no votes, or 50.09 percent.

In Macomb County, the proposal received 148,159 yes votes, or 39.9 percent, and 222,806 no votes, or 60.1 percent. 

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Published November 9, 2016

It was no walk in the park, but Sterling Heights’ millage proposal to fund parks and recreation projects passed at the ballot box Nov. 8.

According to unofficial tallies documented on the Macomb County elections website, with all 45 precincts reporting, Sterling Heights voters narrowly approved the proposal 50.7-49.3 percent. By vote totals, yes had 26,400, and no had 25,662.

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Published November 9, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — It was a long and contentious race between Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller and Democrat Anthony Marrocco for the Macomb County public works commissioner seat, but in the end it was Miller claiming the throne.

Miller was elected the county’s new public works commissioner by taking 54 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results of the Nov. 8 general election. Marrocco received 45 percent of the vote.

During her victory party at MacRay Harbor, Miller responded to the results as precincts reporting exceeded 98 percent.

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Published November 9, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Younger blood will be part of the Clinton Township Board of Trustees after this year’s election.

Democrat Mike Keys and Republican Joe Aragona were the newest elected members of the board Tuesday, Nov. 8. Keys, 24, received the most votes of any candidate — 22,427 — 250 more than the second-place finisher, incumbent Ken Pearl.

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Published November 9, 2016

Election volunteers at Utica’s two poll locations could hardly contain their excitement at the sheer number of residents who came out to vote, establishing the city’s new mayor and three of the City Council positions.

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Published November 9, 2016

Voters said “yes” at the polls today for two local proposals and a new role for the city’s longtime mayor.

The public-safety minded Proposal A passed overwhelmingly with 79 percent of the vote, according to unofficial Oakland County election results.

The approval amends the city charter to allow for a police, fire and emergency medical service millage renewal of up to 3.975 mills for a period not to exceed five years beginning Dec. 1, 2017.

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Published November 9, 2016

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MADISON HEIGHTS — Gary McGillivray, the incumbent Oakland County commissioner for the 20th District, was reelected to another two-year term during the general election Nov. 8.

McGillivray, a Democrat, received 59.88 percent of the vote (14,298 votes), besting his Republican rival David Harrell, who took 39.54 percent (9,441 votes).

Write-ins accounted for 0.57 percent, or 137 votes.

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Published November 9, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — During the general election Nov. 8, voters in Madison Heights elected candidates to serve on school boards.

In Madison District Public Schools, nine candidates ran for four four-year terms. Incumbent Christin Cole came out on top at 16.69 percent (1,824 votes), followed by incumbent Bill Pittman at 15.87 percent (1,735 votes), newcomer Mark Kimble at 13.18 percent (1,441 votes), and incumbent Donald Brecht, Jr. at 11.39 percent (1,245 votes).

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Published November 9, 2016

With a large turnout brought about by a polarizing presidential election, results were slow to come in Nov. 8 in St. Clair Shores.

Two hours after the polls closed, the City Clerk’s office was still waiting for results from a few precincts and then the counting of about 11,600 absentee voter ballots.

City Clerk Mary Kotowski said that there was a morning rush at the polls and then steady voting all day.

There were problems with a few tabulator machines in precincts 6 and 17, she said, but no voters were disenfranchised.

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Published November 8, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In one way, it was a very good night for Macomb County Commissioner candidate Leon Drolet.

In another way, it could be a great night for Drolet.

With 30 out of 35 precincts reporting in the 13th District for county commissioner, Drolet, a Republican, was leading Democrat Martha O’Kray with 63.4 percent of the vote.

Drolet has also been leading a campaign to vote down the Regional Transit Authority millage. As of 11 p.m., the millage was being voted down in metro Detroit communities by a slim margin.

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Published November 8, 2016

Harper Woods residents went to the polls Nov. 8 and made their voices heard on two local issues: the Harper Woods Board of Education and the renewal of the Harper Woods Public Library’s operating millage.

Six candidates ran for three four-year terms on the Harper Woods school board. Voters brought back incumbents Tabithia Mahone and Regina Williams, and they added newcomer Tianna Spencer. Mahone received 1,033 votes, Williams received 1,534 and Spencer received 1,579.

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Published November 8, 2016

Township residents showed support for their local trail network and police Nov. 8 by renewing two millages, and Jeanne Langlois will retain her position as township treasurer.

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