DUNBAR STAYS ON COUNCIL, JOINED BY SPADAFORE, GARZA AND JACKSON
The new first family: State Rep. Andy Schor celebrates with his family at the Lansing Brewing Co. after easily defeating Lansing City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke for mayor. From left, Schor, son, Ryan, daughter, Hannah, and wife, Erin. Schor beat Browne Clarke by landslide proportions, 72.2 percent to 27.8 percent.
A nervous Jeremy Garza checks in with campaign consultant Thomas Morgan as results rolled in. Garza beat incumbent 2nd Ward City Councilwoman Tina Houghton, 48 percent to 42 percent.
Incumbent Lansing City Councilwoman At-Large Kathie Dunbar speaks with an unidentified supporter Tuesday night. While she won re-election for another term, her friend and 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tina Houghton lost her bid for re-election, Dunbar called the night “bittersweet” when considering both the win and the loss.
Brian Jackson (center), the 4th Ward Councilmember-elect, talks to a supporter with clerk candidate Jerimic Clayborn III. Jackson beat Jim McClurken, 67.8 percent to 32.2 percent. Clayborn lost his bid to unseat incumbent Clerk Chris Swope.
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Lansing City Councilmember At-Largeelect Peter Spadafore conducts an interview at his campaign party at the Lansing Brewing Company Tuesday night.
Judi Brown Clarke (left), political consultant Scott Hughes (seated center) and her husband, 54-A District Judge Hugh Clarke (seated right) count votes at Gregory’s restaurant. Said Said Brown Clarke: “We were grassroots we were outspent, it’s a struggle, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s challenging coming off of the city council cause I love doing work for the city.”
In other races: Lansing City Clerk easily won a fourth term, defeating Jerimic Clayborn III by 84 percent to 15 percent.
Newcomer Aaron Stephens, a Michigan State University senior, upset incumbent Susan Woods for a spot on the East Lansing City Council. Incumbent Ruth Beier led the filed of three candidates for two seats: Beier, 37.55 percent; Stephens, 32.31 percent; and Woods, 28.73 percent.
Lansing voters approved a ballot proposal to allow the city to sell or otherwise dispose of the Cooley-Haze House, 58 percent to 42 percent.
Ingham Co. voters approved a county millage 51.6 percent to 48.4 percent.
East Lansing voters defeated an income tax proposal 53 percent to 47 percent, and approved a property tax proposal, 64 percent to 36 percent.
Final results in the Lansing City Council at-large race for two seats: Peter Spadafore, 31 percent; incumbent Kathie Dunbar, 28 percent; Guillermo Lopez, 23 percent; and Kyle Bowman, 17 percent.
In Lansing’s 2nd Ward, newcomer Jeremy Garza beat incumbent Tina Houghton, 58 percent to 42 percent. In the 4th Ward, Brian Jackson defeated Jim McClurken, 68 percent to 32 percent.