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By the Flint Courier News team
As of press time, these were the current, unofficial results of the August 2nd election.
Despite previously being the target of protests and even death threats, Governor Gretchen Whitmer received 17,561 votes. She is the Democratic choice for November’s ballot.
The Republican vote for governor was split between Tudor M. Dixon, who had 11,247 votes, or 33.74%; Kevin Rinke who received 8,351votes, or 25.05%; Garrett Soldano, who received 6,767, or 20.30% of the votes; Ryan D. Kelley who received 5,269, 15.81% of the votes; and Ralph Rebandt who received 1,697 votes, or 5.09% of the votes in the primary.
This makes Dixon the Republican choice for governor to also appear on November’s ballot.
The ballot for Flint mayor will look familiar to residents on November 8. Incumbent Mayor Sheldon Neeley and Former Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver were top vote getters in the August 2 primary. Neeley won 4,943 primary votes,48.8% of the votes, while Weaver won 4,062, which was 40.1% of the total votes. In the 2019 general election ballot, Neeley narrowly won with 7,082, with Weaver having 6,877 votes. Both names will again appear on the 2022 general election ballot.
1st Ward Councilman Eric Mays, who previously referred to himself as an “underdog,” received 1,123 votes in the August 2, 2022 primary. He received 11% of the total votes.
The unofficial results show 10,128 ballots were cast for the Flint mayoral race.
The Flint state representative race is a partisan race with the top winner from the Democrat and Republican side facing off in November for the general race.
Candidates for the primary election included two Republicans-Trevor Berryhill and Tim Butler and four Democrats-Thomas James Harris jr., Rich Jones, Cynthia Neeley and DeWuan Robinson. The two names that voters will see on the November primary are Tim Butler ( R) and incumbent Cynthia Neeley (D).
Like the mayoral election, the circuit court race is non-partisan. The top two contenders will advance to the general election. In the Genesee County Circuit Court judge race, Dawn Weier was the top vote getter, with 21,348 votes. She was followed by Mary Hood, who received 20,098, while Rebecca Jurva-Brinn received 13,975 votes. Weir and Hood will advance to the general election.
Daniel T. Kildee received the most votes for representative in Congress for the 8th District, as a representative of the Democratic party. Paul Junge received the most votes for representative in Congress for the 8th District, as a representative of the Republican party.
John Cherry received the most votes for State Senator 27th District with the Democratic Party. Aaron R. Gardner had the most votes for State Senator 27th District with Republican Party.
In addition, all the current members of the county Board of Commissioners won primary elections.
All election results are unofficial as of press date. For all unofficial election results, visit Count_CumulativeReport (revize.com).
The Flint Courier News will have continued coverage on the 2022 state and local elections.