Voters choose Grosse Pointe school board, Banks for state rep

By: Maria Allard | C&G Newspapers | Published November 11, 2016

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WAYNE COUNTY — Voters have chosen four members of the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education and 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.

In the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education race, nine candidates ran for four four-year terms. Current board members Judy Gafa and Cindy Pangborn were re-elected with 12,820 and 10,436 votes, respectively. Kathleen M. M. Abke, appointed to fill a six-month vacancy as a Board of Education trustee in July, received 10,965 votes to win election, and Christopher Profeta garnered 10,393 votes to win election. 

Challengers who didn’t garner enough votes to be elected to the school board were George McMullen, with 9,686 votes; Biz Williamson, with 8,475 votes; Anne Vanker Mackrell, with 6,481 votes; John Shook, with 6,345 votes; and Wendy Saigh, with 4,675 votes. 

The Wayne County Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal passed with 364,478 “yes” votes and 308,631 “no” votes. Pursuant to state law, the revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and distributed to local public school districts within the boundaries of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency based on pupil membership count.

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