DETROIT (WWJ) – The polls have closed and voter results are coming in Tuesday night.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will be on the job for four more years after beating challenger Sen. Coleman Young II by a wide margin.
There were a number of other mayoral races in Tuesday’s elections. Most incumbents are holding onto their jobs — but Grosse Pointe will have a new mayor. Councilman Christopher Boettcher has ousted Dale Scrace for the job.
Jack O’Rielly has been re-elected mayor of Dearborn. In Dearborn Heights, Daniel Paletko will stay on the job. Karen Majewski has been re-elected in Hamtramck. The same is true for Mayor Deirdre Waterman in Pontiac.
Other mayoral races have Ken Siver re-elected in Southfield, Robert Taylor holds onto his spot in Roseville, as has Barbara Dempsey in Mt. Clemens, and Michael Taylor will stay on the job in Sterling Heights
In Detroit, a pair of proposals to ease-up on restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries have been approved by voters. The unofficial results have “Proposal A” winning by a 60-to-39 percent margin. It removes distance requirements for dispensaries near parks, liquor stores and other locations.
“Proposal B,” was approved 58 percent to 41 percent.
All but two proposals on the ballot in Oakland County have passed.
Voters in Troy said “no” to a controversial plan to have residents vote on the use of any city property. Proponents wanted a say in what happens to 125 acres of vacant land next to the City Hall, aiming to keep it as parkland. The city has been proposing a development of homes, restaurants and shops.
In Madison Heights, voters said no to a $29 million bond to combine the high school and middle school.
In Macomb County, Fraser City Councilman Matt Hemelberg tried to win back his seat after he was forced out along with the Mayor amid allegations they sexually harassed city workers. Hemelberg has lost, gaining just nine percent of the votes.
The Fraser “Public Safety” proposal passed, along with a school proposal in Warren Woods.
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