Written By Jameca Patrick-Singleton
The ballots have been counted and the results are in. The state of Michigan had some hotly contested statewide and judicial seats. Though the election has yet to be certified, the calls have been made and the results (that impact Genesee County) from the November 8, 2022 are below;
The state Governor election was between incumbent Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat Party), Tudor Dixon (Republican Party), Mary Buzma (Libertarian Party), Donna Brandenburg (U.S.Taxpayer Party) and Kevin Hogan (Green Party) . The winner of this election was Whitmer, with a reported 54.5% of the votes.
U.S. House District 8
The candidates of this election were incumbent Dan Kildee (Democratic Party), Paul Junge (Republican Party), Kathy Goodwin (Working Class Party), David Canny (Libertarian Party). The winner was Dan Kildee with 53.1% of voters selecting him.
Michigan State Supreme Court
This hotly contested race had five candidates vying for two seats. The winners of the race are both incumbents Richard Bernstein (Democrat) and Brian Zahra (Republican). The incumbents beat out opponents Miller Canfield, Paul Hudson, Kerry Lee Morgan and Kyra Harris Bolden. If elected, Harris Bolden would’ve been the first African American woman elected to the Michigan State Supreme Court.
2nd District Court of Appeals
Sima Patel beat out Micheal Warren to retain his seat on the bench.
7th Circuit Court Judge Incumbent Position
Both Judges on the ballot in for this race will remain seated. Those Judges include Joseph Farah and David Newblatt
7th Circuit Court Judge non-incumbent
In this race Dawn Weier received 63,375 votes to beat out opponent Mary Hood who had 60,316 votes.
67th District Circuit Court Judge Incumbent
The only contestant in this race was Judge Jessica Hammon, who retained her seat.