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Michigan State House races set after August primary

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Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 11:27 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - The slate of candidates who will square off in November for seats in the Michigan House of Representatives became clear after the August primary election on Tuesday.

Here are the August primary results as of noon Wednesday:

District 34 (city of Flint and part of Burton): Cynthia Neeley of Flint won a five-way race for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday. She claimed 64% of the vote and will square off in November against Republican James Miraglia of Flint, who ran unopposed for his party’s nomination.

Neeley was elected to the State House in March to complete the term of her husband, Sheldon Neeley, who was elected mayor of Flint last November.

District 48 (Genesee County north and east of Flint): Incumbent Democrat Sheryl Kennedy of Davison easily beat Andalib Odulate with more than 90% of the vote for the party’s nomination for her second two-year term.

Kennedy will face Republican David Martin of Davison in the November general election. He beat Sherri Cross of Genesee Township for the GOP nomination.

District 50 (the Grand Blanc area and part of Burton): There will not be a husband vs. wife showdown in the November general election for one of Genesee County’s State House seats.

Democrat incumbent Tim Sneller of Burton beat Raymond Freiberger of Burton from the party’s nomination to seek his third and final two-year term. Freiberger’s wife, Lynne, is one of three Republicans vying for the party’s nomination.

Results of the Republican race were not final Tuesday evening.

District 83 (Sanilac County and part of St. Clair County): Andrew Beeler of Fort Gratiot won a five-way race for the Republican nomination on Tuesday with 36% of the vote. He will face Democrat Stephanie Armstrong-Helton of Fort Gratiot in November.

She ran unopposed for the Democrat nomination on Tuesday. The winner in November will replace Republican Shane Hernandez, who did not seek re-election so he could run for Congress.

District 84 (Huron and Tuscola counties): Patrick Wood of Otisville beat Douglas Marker of Bay Port for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday. Wood will square off in November against Republican Phil Green of Millington, who is seeking his second term in the State House.

District 94 (part of Saginaw County): Desmond Tibbs of Saginaw beat Kevin Seaman of Saginaw on Tuesday for the Democratic nomination. Tibbs will square off in November against Republican Rodney Wakeman, who is seeking his second term in the State House.

District 95 (part of Saginaw County): Amos O’Neal of Saginaw won a five-way race for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday with 46% of the vote. He will square off in November against Republican Charlotte DeMaet of Saginaw, who ran unopposed Tuesday for her party’s nomination.

The winner in November will replace Democrat State Rep. Vanessa Guerra of Saginaw, who cannot run again due to term limits.

District 96 (southern half of Bay County): Incumbent Democrat Brian Elder of Bay City ran unopposed for his party’s nomination to seek a third and final two-year term. He will face Republican Timothy Beson of Bay City in the November general election.

Beson claimed 49% of the vote to beat two other Republicans for the nomination.

District 97 (Arenac, Clare, Gladwin and part of Osceola counties): Celia Young-Wenkel won 67% of the vote Tuesday to beat Shane Atwell for the Democrat nomination. She will face Republican Jason Wentworth in November, who is seeking his third and final term in the State House.

District 99 (Isabella County and part of Midland County): John Zhang of Mount Pleasant narrowly beat Randall Doyle of Mount Pleasant with 52% of the vote Tuesday for the Democratic nomination. Zhang will face Republican Roger Hauck in November, when he seeks his third and final term in the State House.

District 103 (Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Ogemaw and Roscommon counties): Incumbent Republican Daire Rendon of Lake City beat Gary Stefanko of Prudenville for her party’s nomination to seek her third and final two-year term.

Rendon will face Democrat Zach Larson of Grayling in the November general election. He ran unopposed for his party’s nomination.

District 105 (Antrim, Charlevoix, Montmorency, Oscoda and Otsego counties): Ken Borton of Gaylord won a three-way race for the Republican nomination with 55% of the vote on Tuesday. He will face Democrat Johnathan Burke of Gaylord in November, who run unopposed for his party’s nomination.

The winner will replace Republican State Rep. Triston Cole, who was not able to run again due to term limits.

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