Election 2014 UPDATE – Results Indicate Incumbent Wins


    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Incumbents have won in Michigan’s races for Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State.

    Governor Rick Snyder has defeated Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, Attorney General Bill Schuette will retain his seat as Attorney General and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has won her race.

    Democratic U.S. Representative Gary Peters will become the new U.S. Senator from Michigan after defeating Republican former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.

    In the race for the 1st Congressional U.S. House District, results indicate incumbent Dan Benishek is headed to a win over challenger Gerry Cannon.

    In the 38-th District of the State Senate incumbent Tom Casperson will hold off challenger Christopher Germain. In the 37th State Senate District, which covers Mackinac and Chippewa counties and a portion of Northern Lower Michigan, Republican Wayne Schmidt is leading over Democrat Phil Bellfy.

    In the 108th, 109th and 110th Districts of the State House of Representatives, all incumbents are currently leading and are expected to hold those majorities as numbers continue to be tabulated. In the 107th District in the eastern U.P., Republican Lee Chatfield is leading over Democrat Jim Page.

    The two statewide ballot proposals, #1-which addressed a proposed wolf hunting season in Michigan, and #2-which dealt with allowing the Natural Resources Commission the power to designate game species in Michigan are heading to defeat. The measures, however, have been relegated as moot due to legislative action on the issues earlier this year.

    There are some final results in for local races we are tracking:

    In Marquette County Commission races, John DePetro is the winner in the 1st District, Joseph Derocha has won in the 2nd, in the 4th District, Gerry Corkin is the winner, in District 5, Bill Nordeen has won and Karen Alholm has won in the 6th District.

    A county-wide millage proposal to fund the creation of a Veteran’s Advocate for Marquette County has passed, and in Marquette Township, millage proposals for road repairs and the library have been approved by voters.

    The City of Marquette will have three new Commissioners, they are Tom Baldini, Mike Conley and Pete Frazier.

    Tune in tomorrow morning for complete coverage of results from today’s election with Great Lakes Radio News.




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