(SANILAC COUNTY) -- There was heavy voter turnout in Sanilac County Tuesday during the General Election.
Incumbent 83rd District State Representative Paul Muxlow of Brown City defeated his Democrat challenger Carol Campbell with 19,647 to 15,684 votes. The district covers Sanilac County and a portion of St. Clair County.
Voters turned down the Sandusky Schools 18-mills non-homestad operating millage renewal by 11 votes with 1,427 no votes and 1,416 yes votes. Sandusky Superintendent Mike Carmean expressed disappointment at the defeat and said that voter confusion could have been a factor, as the proposal was directly below the 6 state-wide proposals that were all defeated. He added that it's possible the board may request a recount since the margin of defeat was so close and to schedule a special election would cost taxpayers over $10,000. The 18-mills, which are vital to the operation of the school district, do not expire until the end of 2013.
Port Sanilac voters turned down a 1-mill tax limitation increase for maintenance, repairs, replacement and improvements to buildings and grounds owned and operated by the village by 24 votes. The Croswell-Lexington Schools operating millage renewal was passed with 3,111 yes and 2,303 no.
The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners will see three new faces on the newly redistricted board. Republican Dan Dean defeated his Democrat challenger Joyce Wiley with 2,304 to 1,088 votes for the District 1 seat. In District 2, Republican Justin Faber garnered 2,092 votes, defeating Democrat Nort Schramm who received 1,255 votes respectively. The District 3 seat was won by Republican John Hoffman, who garnered 2,081 votes over Democrat challenger Cynthia Gardner's 1,581 votes. Incumbent Republican District 5 Commissioner Donald Hunt defeated his challenger Democrat Richard Partlo with 2,011 to 1,505 votes.
In the local schools board races, incumbent Michele Pattullo and Steve Ladd won the two seats open on the Deckerville School Board with 1,255 and 792 votes, defeating challenger Brian Lee Paterson who garnered 712. Sheryl Cribbins and Judith Ferguson were the top vote getters for the two available seats on the Peck School Board, defeating challenger Roy Hickman. Voters in the Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District elected Matthew Frostic and Cathy Knaggs. They defeated challenger Gregory Fruge. Incumbent Cros-Lex School board members Linda France and Lyle Clarkson were re-elected, defeating newcomer Steven Johnston.
Incumbent council members Danny Loutzenhiser and Ross McIvor, Sr. were re-elected to the Brown City Council Tuesday, along with newcomer Richard Jacobson. Incumbent Eugene Navock was defeated.
In Marlette, incumbent council members Pat Wilson and Stephen Quade and newcomer Daniel Redman, Jr. were elected to the three open seats on the council, defeating Charles Zampich.
Roy Booms, Jennifer Gezequel, Tamera Heilig, Sara Lautner, Kelly Peruski and Dan Vogel were elected to the six open seats on the Minden City Village Council.
Congresswoman Candice Miller was re-elected by an overwhelming margin in the 10th Congressional District. Miller defeated her Democrat challenger Chuck Stadler 226,151 to 98,058. The district includes northern Macomb County, a portion of Tuscola County, and St. Clair, Sanilac, Huron and Lapeer counties.
(ST. CLAIR COUNTY) -- Voters in the Yale School District turned down the bond proposal Tuesday with 2,247 no to 2,212 yes votes. The St. Clair County Drug Task Force millage proposal passed by a wide margin, 39,501 yes to 30,052 no.
In the 81st District State Representative race, Republican Dan Lauwers defeated his Democrat challenger Patrick Phelan with 20,929 to 17,945 votes. The 81st District covers most of St. Clair County.
31st Circuit Court Judge John Adair lost his bid for re-election to Michael West by 947.
In the St. Clair County Board of Commissioner races, incumbent Republican District 1 Commissioner Steven Simasko defeated his Democrat challenger Anne Baker with 7,032 to 3,709 votes. In District 2, Republican Karl Tomion defeated Democrat Cheryl Kerns-Stein with 5,901 to 4,450 votes. District 3 incumbent Democrat Howard Heidemann defeated his Republican challenger Shane Hernandez with 3,740 to 2,495 votes. Republican incumbent District 7 Commissioner Bill Gratopp was re-elected defeating his Democrat challenger Jynil Schneider 6,457 to 4,126 respectively.
(TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Tuscola County Sheriff Lee Teschendorf defeated his Democrat challenger Chris Rogner during the General Election Tuesday. Sheriff Teschendorf garnered 14,750 votes, while Rogner received 10,814 votes respectively.
In the County Commissioner races, incumbent Republican Thomas Bardwell retained his District 2 seat, defeating Democrat challenger Ricky Jonas. In District 3, Republican Christine Trisch defeated Democrat Lynne Staples. Republican Matt Bierlein won the District 5 seat over his Democrat challenger John Schlicht.
Republican John Bishop won the Register of Deeds race, defeating his Democrat challenger J. Warren Taylor.
Tuscola County voters passed the Akron Fairgrove Schools and Caro Schools operating millage renewals.
(HURON COUNTY) -- Sixty-percent of the registered voters in Huron County cast their ballots Tuesday. In the race for 84th District State Representative, Democrat Terry Brown defeated Republican challenger Dan Grimshaw with a total of 21,608 to 15,654 votes. The 84th District covers Huron and Tuscola counties.
In the District 1 County Commissioner race, incumbent Democrat John Horny was defeated by his Republican challenger Jeremy Tietz by 349 votes. District 4 Commissioner Steve Vaughan defeated his Democrat challenger Rich Swartzendruber by 35 votes, respectively. In the District 7 race, incumbent John Nugent was the winner over his Democrat challenger Andrew Lockard, 1,299 to 937 votes.
Huron County voters turned down several millage proposals in the city of Bad Axe, Brookfield Township, Grant Township, and Sebewaing Township. Millage proposals in Pairs Township, Port Austin Township, and Verona Township passed. Both the Bad Axe Schools and Ubly Schools operating millage proposals passed.
(LAPEER COUNTY) -- Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin will stay on the job after his re-election Tuesday. Kalanquin defeated his Democrat challenger Jeff Fick with 22,440 to 19,252 votes.
Lapeer County voters re-elected incumbent 82nd District State Representative Kevin Daley, who defeated Democrat John Nugent. Daley received 24,471 votes, while Nugent garnered 17,028 votes respectively.
In the Lapeer County Commissioner District 2 race, incumbent Gary Roy defeated his Democrat challenger Michael Carrier, Sr. with 3,179 votes to 1,958.
In District 3, Republican incumbent Dyle Henning defeated Democrat Les Jackowski with 3,121 to 2,655 votes.
The Lapeer County Veterans Affairs millage proposal passed by 3,883 votes Tuesday. Voters in the Almont School District approved the operating millage renewal request with 1,825 yes to 1,208 no votes. The Ruth Hughes District Library millage proposal was defeated by 50 votes--476 no to 426 yes.