Levin to face Stearns in U.S. House District 9 race

By: Sarah Wojcik | C&G Newspapers | Published August 8, 2018

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METRO DETROIT — The voters in Oakland and Macomb counties have spoken.

Andy Levin overtook Ellen Lipton to clinch the Democratic nomination for U.S. House of Representatives District 9 — 52.51 percent to 42.35 percent, or 49,469 to 39,900 votes — in the Aug. 7 primary election, according to unofficial election results.

Both candidates pulled ahead of Democratic candidate Martin Brook, who received 5.14 percent of the votes, or 4,841, to finish third.

Levin will continue on to face Republican Candius Stearns, who ran unopposed, in the Nov. 6 general election for a two-year term.

U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin, Andy Levin’s father, currently holds the office and will retire in November.

“I’m so humbled and honored to have received the support of the majority of our votes here in the 9th District,” Andy Levin said in a written statement. “I want to thank our tremendous team of staff and volunteers, and especially my wife, Mary, and our kids and our extended family for their hard work and dedication to this campaign.”

He also thanked his opponents for “running spirited and honorable campaigns.”

“Last night’s victory was only the beginning. We are building a movement to restore the middle class in this country, with good-paying jobs with benefits, quality public education, and Medicare for All,” he said in a statement.