Primary election results 08.11.2010

Written by David Green.

Former U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R) won the primary election for Michigan’s 7th District and will attempt to reclaim his seat from incumbent Mark Schauer (D) in the November general election.

Walberg defeated Brian Rooney, 41,940-23,605, with Marvin Carlson trailing at 7,441.

In Lenawee County, Walberg won by nearly a 2-1 margin.

In the governor’s race, newcomer Rick Snyder easily defeated four Republican opponents. Snyder polled 36.5 percent of the vote to Pete Hoekstra’s 26.8 percent, Mike Cox’s 23.4 percent, Mike Bouchard’s 11.8 percent and Tom George’s 1.6 percent.

In Lenawee County, Cox was the winner with 33 percent to Hoekstra’s 29 percent and Snyder’s 22 percent.

In the Democratic primary, Lansing mayor Virg Bernero finished with 58.7 percent to Andy Dillon’s 41.3 percent. Lenawee voters mirrored those results.

Nancy Jenkins (R) will take on incumbent Dudley Spade (D) for state representative. She garnered 54 percent of the votes to Jim Van Doren’s 46 percent.

In the district court judge race, Laura Schaedler and John Glaser will advance to the November election. Schaedler pulled in 33 percent and Glaser finished with 19 percent.

Other judge candidates were Grace Garno, 14 percent; Stanley Sala, 13 percent; Anna Marie Anzalone, 10 percent; Karen Tate, 5.7 percent; and Gary Baldwin, 5 percent.

Medina Township voters renewed a millage for road and bridge maintenance by a 72-17 margin.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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