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.

  • Homecoming Court
    HOMECOMING—One senior candidate will be chosen Morenci’s fall homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies Friday at the football field. In the back row are seniors Mikayla Price, who will be escorted by Mason Vaughn; Madison Bachman, escorted by Kiegan Merillat, and Mikayla Reinke, escorted by Griffin Grieder. Senior Ariana Roseman is absent from the photo. Her escort is Garrett Smith. In the front is sophomore Abbie White, who will be escorted by Ryder Price; junior Madysen Schmitz, escorted by Harley McCaskey and freshman Madison Keller, escorted by Jarett Cook.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    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.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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