Gov. Whitmer re-elected; three ballot proposals are approved
TRI-CITY AREA — While Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) election results have yet to be certified, the following vote totals have been reported by local village, city and county officials.
In Imlay City, nine candidates were vying for four seats on the Imlay City Commission.
Those elected to 4-year terms were: Joe Deluca with 564 votes, Al Ramirez, 412 votes; Barb Yockey, 383 votes; and Shane Collison, 347 votes.
DeLuca, Ramirez and Yockey will serve 4-year terms; while Collison was elected to a 2-year term.
Others receiving votes were: Charles Boadway, 301; Jonathan Roy, 288; Stu Davis, 272; Phillip Fulks, 227; and Amy Lachat, 201.
In the race for Imlay City School Board, Douglas Van Dyke , 2,834 votes; defeated John Lengemann who received 1,751 votes.
Imlay City Schools operating millage narrowly passed with 2,755 voting in support, and 2,640 opposed.
Imlay City’s marihuana proposal also passed with 644 voting in favor and 599 opposed.
In Attica Twp., a fire department equipment millage passed with 1,448 voting yes, and 968 voting no.
In the State of Michigan, Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was re-elected with 53.4% of the vote. Republican challenger Tudor Dixon finished with 45%.
Also re-elected to 4-year terms were: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, 52%; and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who received 55% of the vote.
Michigan voters were also asked to decide the fate of three ballot proposals.
Proposal 3 for reproductive freedom passed with 55% percent of the vote; Proposal 2 to promote the vote passed with 59%; and Proposal 1 for term limits and candidate financial disclosure passed with 65.6% voting in favor.
In Lapeer County, a proposal by the Lapeer County Road Commission Proposal for county road upgrades was defeated with 22,561 opposed, and 19,052 in favor.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.