Marquette, MI – August 3, 2022 – Voters headed to the polls yesterday to decide what candidates are moving on into the November general election.
It will be Republican Tudor Dixon taking on incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer this fall in the governor’s race. Dixon took yesterday’s Republican primary by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over the closest contender, Kevin Rinke. Dixon, a former conservative media commentator, was recently endorsed by former President Donald Trump and will will now take on Whitmer in the November general election.
In the race for the 109th District State House seat, which now covers Marquette, Alger, Baraga and a portion of Dickinson Counties, Democrat Jenn Hill will be taking on Republican Melody Wagner in November. Hill, a current Marquette City Commissioner, defeated fellow Democrat Joe Boogren in yesterday’s primary by a final tally of 5,862 to 4,722. In the Republican primary, Wagner beat out Ron Gray by a vote count of 4,355 to 3,801. Hill and Wagner are seeking to fill the seat that is being vacated by current Democrat Sara Cambensy of Marquette, who is term limited out.
In the 38th District State Senate race, incumbent Republican Ed McBroom easily survived a pair of Republican challengers in yesterday’s primary. McBroom took Ed McBroom 24,342 votes to Kayla Wikstrom’s 4,156 and Matthew Furyk’s 2,943. McBroom will now face Democrat challenger John Braamse in November.
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