Dexter's Guide to Tuesday's Primary Election

From Washtenaw County Commissioner to your U.S. senator, here are the names you'll see on the ballot this week.

Tuesday is Primary Day in Michigan. Here's a look at the candidates and issues that you will see on your ballot.

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Incumbent Tim Walberg is running against Dan Davis of Riga in Lenawee County for the Republican nomination. Walberg represents Michigan's 7th Congressional District. The Democratic candidates are Ruben Marquez of Summit Township and Kurt Haskell of Monroe County.

State leadership

District 52: Incumbent Mark Ouimet of Scio Township is the only Republican candidate for the post. Democrat is also a candidate for the position, which represents most of western Washtenaw County. Both candidates are unopposed in the primary.

County leadership

  • Democrat is running against  for the county clerk position. Both men are unopposed in the primary.
  • Evan Pratt and Harry Bentz are running on the Democratic ticket for Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner. One of the candidates will face Republican Eric Scheie in the November election.
  • Democrat Brian Mackie is running unopposed for Washtenaw County Prosecutor.
  • Democrat Jerry Clayton is running against Republican Jeffrey R. Gallatin. Both men are unopposed in the primary election.
  • Democrat Catherine McClary is running against Republican Marlene Chockley. Both women are unopposed in the primary election.
  • County Commissioner is running against Democrat 

Township leadership

Dexter Township

  • Republicans  and  are running to face Democrat Pat Kelly in November.

Lima Township

  • Republicans Lawrence RisnerDonald Laier, and George McKenzie are seeking a spot on the Lima Township Board of Trustees.
  • Candidates  and  are running for township supervisor. Republican is on the ballot, but unofficially dropped out of the race in July.

Webster Township

  • Five Republicans and one Democrat are running for a position on the township . Candidates include: Charles L. Estleman, Robert J. Mitzel, Gary J. Koch, Richard Kleinschmidt, Bradley Gibson, and John H. Westman.

Scio Township

  • All members of the Scio Township leadership are running unopposed in the 2012 election. Candidates include  (supervisor),  (clerk), Donna Palmer (treasurer), and trustees David Read, Richard DeLong, Jack Knowles, and Christine Green.

Dexter Patch will report election results as they come in on Tuesday night. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. Polls open at 7 a.m.


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