Whitmer declared winner in gov race

By: Eric Czarnik | Metro | Published November 9, 2022

 Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer


The morning after Election Day, the results of who was victorious grew clearer.

As of the morning of Nov. 9, media reports declared incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the winner in the gubernatorial race, defeating Republican challenger Tudor Dixon. In Macomb County alone, unofficial results of all precincts showed Whitmer getting 51.8% of the vote compared to Dixon’s 46.6%.

In the Michigan Supreme Court race, the top two candidates will gain seats on the court. According to the state elections website, pending statewide results of 75 out of 83 counties showed incumbents Richard Bernstein (31.6%) and Brian Zahra (26.3%) ahead, with Kyra Harris Bolden (19.1%), Paul Hudson (15.3%) and Kerry Lee Morgan (7.7%) trailing. 

In Macomb County, Bernstein (35.6%) and Zahra (25.4%) were also ahead, with Bolden (19.2%), Hudson (12.7%) and Morgan (7.1%) having the same rankings. 

According to unofficial results from Macomb County’s website, in the Michigan House of Representatives’s 58th District, incumbent state Rep. Nate Shannon, a Democrat, got 18,122 votes (51.3%), defeating Republican Michelle Smith, who had 17,183 votes (48.7%).

Unofficial results also projected some winners in the Macomb County Board of Commissioners races. In District 5, Republican Don VanSyckel received 11,793 votes (52.3%), defeating Democrat Robert Mijac and his 10,773 earned votes (47.7%). In District 6, Republican Joseph Romano had 15,014 votes (55%), prevailing over Democrat Carole Chi’s 12,269 votes (45%).

Sterling Heights’ voter turnout was estimated at 51.6%, below the Macomb County average of 54.7%, according to the Macomb County elections website. 

For Macomb County election info, visit clerk.macombgov.org/clerk-elections. For the latest Michigan election data, go to www.michigan.gov/sos/elections.