ST. CLAIR COUNTY — With 64 of 65 precincts reporting their vote totals, it appears incumbents in county-level races were successful at the ballot box.
As of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, District Judge Mona Armstrong had 44,868 votes to challenger Caryn VanderHeuvel’s 20,035.
Armstrong was appointed to the bench earlier this year and is now poised to begin a new six-year term in January.
With the majority of ballots counted, Republican Gary Eisen appears to have easily won his re-election campaign to stay on as 81st District representative in the Michigan House. Democrat Debbie Bourgois received 15,289 votes to Eisen’s 33,239.
Also faring well in his re-election bid is Drain Commissioner Bob Wiley. With 97 percent of the vote counted, the Republican had 55,281 votes to 30,896 for Democrat Fred Fuller.