(03/13/13) - In a battle of the state reps, Jim Ananich beat Woodrow Stanley for the 27th district senate seat in Genesee County.
All the votes from Tuesday night's state senate race have been counted.
Ananich, a Democrat, will now face Robert Daunt, a Republican, in the May special election.
The two are vying for the seat left open by John Gleason, who was elected Genesee County Clerk in November.
On the democratic side, Ananich won 51 percent of the vote Tuesday. Woodrow Stanley got 38 percent, losing by more than 2,000 votes. Ted Henry, Chris Del Morone and Lawrence Woods were far behind.
Ananich says he ran a good campaign and if elected senator, will continue to do what he's been doing as a representative.
"It's really about working together and getting things done. I have a track record working across party lines but also standing up, something I'm proud of and always going to do," he said.
On the republican side, it was a bit closer, with Robert Daunt edging out Adam Ford by fewer than 200 votes. He too is pledging a bi-partisan approach if sent to Lansing.
"To work with Republicans in office and also Democrats and work with the ideas already there," he said.
Ananich and Daunt now face a May 7 special election.
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