Election Results: Detroiters Elect Duggan Mayor, Royal Oak Residents Pass Proposal A
DETROIT (WWJ) – Voters in many communities in the metro area went to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the 2013 primary election.
Results are still coming in from several area counties, you can find results below by clicking on the county link.
DETROITers went to the polls to elect Mike Duggan as new mayor, replacing Mayor Dave Bing who did run for re-election.
In ROYAL OAK voters were asked to re-elect their mayor Jim Ellison and vote on Proposal A – also called the Human Rights Ordinance passed by a 53-46 percent margin.
In DEARBORN voters will determine the possible fate of Henry Ford Community College.
The FERNDALE Marijuana Issue, Proposal A passed 69 percent to 30. Dave Coulter remains mayor.
TROY– Former Mayor Janice Daniels was among 9 candidates for 3 spots on the city council. Daniels finished fourth.
PONTIAC– Deidre Waterman, beat incumbent Leon Jukowski by a landslide, 68-percent to 30 percent.
AUBURN HILLS -City council members John Burmeister, Veronica Mitchell, and Henry V. Knight.
Proposals on the ballot Tuesday in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing call on police to ignore possession of an ounce or less of marijuana on private property. People must be at least 21 years old.
Marijuana users in the communities still face risks because state law bars marijuana use and possession unless it’s medical marijuana.
In 2012, Grand Rapids voters chose to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil violation instead of a misdemeanor crime.
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