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Prosecutor, sheriff’s races set in Macomb County

Chrzanowski, Lucido, Mekoski and Wickersham advance

By: Alex Szwarc, Kristyne E. Demske | C&G Newspapers | Published August 5, 2020


MACOMB COUNTY — Former Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Mary Chrzanowski and state Sen. Peter Lucido will face off on the November ballot in the race for Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney. And in the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office race, incumbent Anthony Wickersham will be challenged by Terence Mekoski in the Nov. 3 general election.

Chrzanowski brought in 31,186 votes, or 34.6% of the total, over challengers Jodi Switalski, Saima Khalil, Tom Rombach and Eva Tkaczyk. Switalski was the nearest challenger with 29,133 votes, or 32.3%.

Lucido earned 65,650 votes, or 68.3%, over Richard John Goodman, who had 30,513 people cast a vote in his favor.

“I’m very humbled by the fact that the voters have given me the confidence and, more importantly, the trust that needs to be restored into this county and to the Prosecutor’s Office,” Lucido said. “The Prosecutor’s Office should be the highest of ethics and integrity and be able to exhibit to a community that they’re fair, they’re just, and see that justice is served.”

Lucido said, if elected, he will be strong in his leadership and rid Macomb County of public corruption.

“All law enforcement, as well as politicians, as well as the public at large — if you break the law, it doesn’t matter who you are. You did the crime, and you should be punished accordingly,” he said. “I welcome the voters to get to know me, visit my website, ask the questions — even the tough ones — to identify their wants, their needs and what they believe is important for the prosecutor of their county.”

“I’m extremely grateful to the residents of Macomb County for their continued support of me, and I am truly blessed,” Chrzanowski said.

Moving forward, she said she’s looking forward to the challenge of the race.

“I have a formidable opponent whom I respect as an attorney,” she said.

In the sheriff primary, Mekoski edged out Michael Wrathell on the Republican side of the ballot. Mekoski received 50,650 votes, or 60.2%. Wrathell received about 40%.

Mekoski said he has over 34 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, including with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Wickersham, a Democrat, ran unopposed and received 88,835 votes.

Wickersham has been sheriff since 2011 and worked at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 35 years.