2018-08-09 / News

Voters say ‘yes’ to most county-wide, local school proposals

By Mandilee Hecht

The Saginaw County Clerk’s office has released the unaudited results of the Tuesday, Aug. 7 election.

According to those results, Saginaw County voters supported the majority of the county-wide ballot proposals.

Voters gave strong support to the Saginaw County 9-1-1 Authority Proposal, with 23,721 yes votes (59.51 percent) to 16,140 no votes.

Voters gave strong support to the Saginaw County Commission on Aging Renewal, with 24,636 yes votes (58.76 percent) versus 17,290 no votes.

Saginaw Animal Care and Control Renewal-Increase Proposal passed with 22,141 yes votes (52.38 percent) to 20,128 no votes.

The one proposal voters did not support in the Aug. 7 election was the Saginaw County Castle Museum Renewal-Increase Proposal. Voters declined that issue with 22,323 no votes (53.28 percent) to 19,577 yes votes.

Voters supported the Swan Valley School District Sinking Fund Millage Proposal with 1,600 yes votes to 1,326 no votes.

For Saginaw Township Community Schools’ Proposal to create a Sinking Fund Millage, voters supported that effort as well with 6,050 yes votes to 5,051 no votes.

In the Democratic election primaries contested races, in the U.S. 4th District race for Representative in Congress, Jerry Hilliard won the race with 4,553 votes (67.51 percent). His Democratic challenger Zigmond A. Kozicki captured 2,191 votes (32.49 percent). Hilliard will face Republican incumbant John Moolenaar in the November election.

In the Republican race for U.S. 5th District Representative in Congress, Travis Wines earned 6,235 votes. He will go on to face the Democratic incumbant Daniel T. Kildee.

In the Republican race for District 3 County Commissioner, Kirk Kilpatrick won the race with 1,559 votes (64.10 percent) to Michael Lash’s 873 votes (35.90 percent). He will face off against Democratic nominee Terry R. Manwell.

In the 32nd District State Senator Democratic race, Phil Phelps edged out Henry J. Gaudreau by capturing 9,424 votes (54.24 percent). Gaudreau received 7,951 votes (45.76 percent.) Phelps will face off against Republican challenger Ken Horn in the November election.

In the 94th District race for state representative, Republican Rodney Wakeman won the nomination with 5,760 votes, edging out Steven G. Gerhardt, who tallied 5,720 votes. Rick Riebschleger garnered 1,318 votes. Wakeman will face Democrat Dave Adams, who was unopposed in his party.

In the 95th District race for state representative, Democrat Vanessa Guerra won the nomination with 7,798 votes. She will face off against Republican Dorothy Tanner, who earned her nomination with 3,200 votes.

For full election results visit www.michigan.gov and look under Secretary of State.

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