Pfeiffer, Phelps face off in 49th district State House seat - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Pfeiffer, Phelps face off in 49th district State House seat

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(08/07/13) - Voters in Mid-Michigan have narrowed the field in a special Michigan House election.

The 49th district state house seat was vacated when Democratic Representative Jim Ananich was sworn into the state senate in May.

In Tuesday's primary, Don Pfeiffer grabbed the Republican nomination. The consulting business owner beat out one GOP challenger by pulling in 56 percent of the vote.

On the Democratic side, former legislative aide Phil Phelps moves on to face Pfeiffer in the November special election.

Phelps got 39 percent of the vote to finish ahead of five other candidates.

Other issues were also up for a vote across Mid-Michigan.

In Gratiot County, a millage proposal to make or break the 4H program was on the ballot. The 5-year millage is designed to replace an annual yearly assessment issued by county commissioners. It passed easily with 80 percent of the vote. Supporters say it will not increase taxes.

In Shiawassee County, voters decided the fate of two millages for Durand Schools. The operating millage renewal passed with 71 percent of the vote. The Durand millage increase also passed, with 60 percent saying yes.

Five city council seats in Flint and the 3rd ward Bay City Commission seat were also up for a vote.

You can see those election results, HERE.

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