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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

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Winners at a glance
Nation President: Barack Obama/Joe Biden U.S. Senate: Debbie Stabenow U.S. House: Tim Walberg and John Dingell State House 52nd District: Gretchen Driskell 53rd District: Jeff Irwin 54th District: David Rutledge 55th District: Adam Zemke Washtenaw County Officers Register of Deeds/ Clerk: Lawrence Kestenbaum Treasurer: Catherine McClary Prosecuting Attorney: Brian Mackie Sheriff: Jerry Clayton Water Resources Commissioner: Evan Pratt Washtenaw County Board District 1: Kent Martinez Krantz District 2: Dan Smith District 3: Alicia Ping District 4: Felicia Brabec District 5: Rolland Sizemore District 6: Ronnie Peterson District 7: Andy LaBarre District 8: Yousef Rabhi District 9: Conan Smith Judicial 22nd Circuit Court: Timmothy Connors 22nd Circuit Court: Carol Kuhnke 14A District Court: J. Cedric Simpson 15th District Court: Joseph Burke Probate Judge: Darlene O’Brien State Proposals Proposal 1: Yes Proposal 2: No Proposal 3: No Proposal 4: No Proposal 5: No Proposal 6: No *Election results are unofficial

Voters return Hafler to Augusta post
Giszczak beats McDonald in clerk’s race
Hafler, a Democrat incumbent, appears to have topped Republican Shelby by 250 votes (1,746-1,516). In the race for clerk, Kathy Giszczak defeated Kathleen McDonald, 1,770 to 1,491. By Jim Pruitt Lynda H. Dew took Heritage Media the treasurer’s race over Augusta Township went Republican Nevel Slack blue in a big way Tuesday (1,717-1,188) and write-in night as Democrats swept all candidate Susan Burek. the races, according to unofIncumbent Burek had to ficial election results. file as a write-in after losing Pete Hafler hung on for the primary by three votes, another term as Augusta the total number of write-in Township supervisor, accord- votes was 311. ing to Washtenaw County’s The trustee contest website www.ewashtenaw. featured eight candidates org. battling it out for four The township’s totals seats. Only one incumbent, were the last reported to the Mike King, was among the Washtenaw County Clerk’s choices. office and were not posted Judy Thornton was the online until about 4 a.m. top vote-getter in the trustee

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battle with 1,678 votes. Rounding out the top four were Cath Howard at 1,662 Joseph Keefe with 1,659 and Ira Todd at 1,627. The Republicans were led by Dennis Chie with 1,485. King received 1,335 votes, followed by Dwight Bennet at 1,268 and Douglas Newsome at 1,203. Staff Writer Jim Pruitt can be reached at 734-4297380, jpruitt@heritage.com or via Twitter @BigPruitt. Text HERNews and HER-Weather to 22700 to receive news and weather alerts to your cell-phone. Msg and data rates may apply. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel.

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Leacher, Moccio elected to school board
Candidates were uncontested in Tuesday’s general election
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An expected result as Milan school board newcomer Kerri Moccio joins incumbent John Leacher on the board after winning Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial election results posted early Wednesday. Leacher, current board president, and Moccio, who will take Trustee Diane Hovatter’s seat after Hovatter chose not to seek re-election, will sit for a six-year term. Both were uncontested. Moccio said she hopes to continue Hovatter’s “tireless service” to the community.
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Milan school district voters returned John Leacher to the Milan school board and elected Kerri Moccio.

John Stanowski York’s new supervisor
Brian Iott collects most votes for trustee seat
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John Stanowski knew Tuesday was going to be a special day when the polls opened. “It made my heart jump to see 300 cars at the Tri-County Sportsman League,” he said about the polling station on Moon Road, where two of the township’s three precincts vote. “It did my heart good as an American.” Stanowski defeated Deputy Clerk

Joan Alexander, garnering nearly 61 percent of the vote for supervisor. He credited the support of his primary opponent, Chuck Tellas, with his win in November. Tellas called him the day after the primary and offered his full support. “We consolidated our votes,” Stanowski said. “ On the trustee front, newcomer Brian Iott collected the most votes with 1,664 (22.15 percent), followed by Jill Hargrove at 1,645 (21.9), Jane Kartje was third with 1,577 (20.99) and Dan Pichla 1,498 (19.94). Democrat Gary Zajac finished fifth with 1,122 (14.94), according to unofficial election results. “I am happy my team. Brian and Dan won,” Stanowski said. “We’ve got a good team and we have a good

opportunity to work with the others.” Stanowski wants everyone to know that though people voted along party lines, now that the race is over, when people come to the township hall with a problem, they are York Township residents first. “I represent all my neighbors in York Township,” he said. Alexander could not be reached for comment. Iott, a newcomer to the board, was excited not only about winning, but gaining the top spot for votes and for Stanowski’s win, as well. “This is a great success for York Township,” Iott said. Kartje was grateful to the voters for electing her to another term. She said was ready to continue her policy
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