Official Bruce Township and Macomb County Election Results
Voters in Bruce Township took to the polls Wednesday, in a township-wide election, with county, state and national implications.
Richard Cory defeated incumbent Bruce Township Supervisor Jim Tignanelli with 902 votes to Tignanelli’s 689 in the republican primary. Carl Beauvais finished third with 142 votes.
Susan Brockmann will be elected to a second term as Township Clerk, earning 844 votes in the republican primary. Trese Servitto-Smith finished second with 522 votes, while Dennis Jokinen garnered 186 votes with Reynard Bockart finishing fourth with 125 votes.
Republican Deborah Obrecht will be elected to a seventh term as Bruce Township Treasurer, defeating Carol Marshall 1,281 to 485.
There is no democratic opposition to Cory, Brockmann or Obrecht, so they will automatically win the November general election – baring a write-in miracle.
In the race for Bruce Township Trustee, incumbents Mark Falker and Paul Okoniewski advanced on the republican ticket to the November general election, receiving 895 and 700 votes, respectively. Ted Kasper finished third with 657 votes while Gary Anthony finished fourth with 463 votes.
Zachary Fowler, running unopposed as a democrat for Trustee, received 228 votes and will move on to face Falker and Okoniewksi in the November 6 general election. The three candidates will by vying for just two seats.
In the race for Macomb County District 7 Comissioner, incumbant Don Brown thumped Onorio Moscone, receiving 81.5 percent of the votes on the republican ticket. Brown will square off in November against James Winnie, who defeated Justin Spavale, receiving 64.7 percent of the votes on the democratic ticket.
Carl Marlinga was elected to the Macomb County probate court, receiving 55.9 percent of the vote. His closest competitor, Sandra Harrison, received just 17.8 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Anthony Marroco received 63.6 percent of the democrats vote for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner. John Becker received 20.5 percent of the vote while Douglas Martz received 15.8 percent of the vote. There is no challenger to Marroco on the republican side, so he will move on past November and retain his job as Public Works Commissioner.
Larry Rocca narrowly defeated Erin Stahl by a margin of 1.2 percent in the republican primary for Macomb County Treasurer. Rocca will move on to face deomcratic incumbant Ted Wahby, who ran unopposed on the democratic ticket.
Incumbent Carmella Sabaugh defeated Darcy Jakubowski in the race for Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds, 79.6 percent to 20.4 percent. Sabaugh will face Debera Guenther, who ran unopposed on the republican ticket, in November.
Republican Steve Thomas defeated a field of five running for Macomb County Sheriff, receiving 37.7 percent of the votes. Thomas will square off against incumbant democrat Anthony Wickersham in November, who defeated Greg Stone 63.4 percent to 36.6 percent.
Both incumbent Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and republican challenger Michael Wrathell ran unopposed and will meet in November’s general election.
Turning to a Michigan house election, Pete Lund will have a chance at re-election as a State Representative to Michigan’s 36th District, by defeating Tadd Siglow 74.5 percent to 25.5 percent in the republican primary. Lund will meet Robert Murphy, who defeated Brian Senia 70.9 percent to 29.1 percent on the democratic ticket, in the November general election.
Now to Washington D.C., Republican Chuck Stadler defeated George Jerome Quinn by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent to earn the right to challenge Candace Miller, who ran unopposed, in November’s general election.
Republican Pete Hoekstra, receiving 50.9 percent of the votes, soundly defeated his three opponents for a shot at incumbent Debbie Stabenow, who ran unopposed , as Michigan’s Junior Senator in Washington.
The November 6, 2012 general election is expected to have a solid turnout, as it is a presidential election year.