Voters Elect Candidates for Oakland Countywide Seats
Incumbents L. Brooks Patterson and Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard win the Republican nominations by a wide margin.
Here are the results for countywide seats in the Aug. 7 primary with 62 percent of the precincts reporting. Results are unofficial.
Incumbent L. Brooks Patterson received 89.8 percent of the vote to defeat challenger E. Wadsworth Sherrod III, who received 9.96 percent of the vote, for the Republican nomination. In the November election, Patterson will face Democratic candidate Kevin Howley, who ran unopposed.
Incumbent Jessica R. Cooper ran unopposed in the Democractic primary. In November, Cooper will face Republican Mike Bishop, who also ran unopposed.
Incumbent Michael J. Bouchard received 87.9 percent of the vote to defeat challenger James Stevens who received 11.9 percent of the vote, for the Republican nomination. In the November election, Bouchard will face Democrat Jane Felice Boudreau, who ran unopposed.
Clerk/Register of Deeds
Incumbent Bill Bullard, Jr. ran unopposed for the Republican nomination. Bullard will face Democrat Lisa Brown, who also ran unopposed.
Republican candidate Marty Knollenberg will face Democrat Andy Meisner in November. Both candidates were uncontested in the primary.
Water Resources Commissioner
Jim Nash received 61.3 percent of the vote defeating Mark Danowski who received 38.1 percent of the vote for the Democratic nomination. Nash will now face Republican John P. McCulloch, who ran unopposed.
6th Circuit Court Judge
Karen McDonald led with 35.4 percent of the vote. Dan Christ followed with 22 percent and Jason Pernick with 15.9 percent.
48th Distict Court Judge
Incubent District Judge Diane D'Agostini, of Bloomfield Hills, soundly beat her competition Tuesday, earning roughly 66 percent of the vote. Challenger Josh Arnkoff (18 percent), Steven Schwartz (11 percent), and Gary Sanfield (4 percent.)
Oakland County Comissioner, 12th District
Incumbent Republican Shelley Goodman Taub ran unopposed, as did Paul Secrest, her Democratic Party opponent in November.
Oakland County Comissioner, 13th District
Democrat Incumbent Marcia Gershenson ran unopposed Tuesday, as did Republican opponent Al Zaparackas.
Oakland County Public Transportation Millage
The millage passed with 79 percent of voters in support of renewing 0.59 mills and 20.9 percent voting 'no.'