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Eli Savit Prepping For Major Reforms In Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office

Aug 5, 2020

Washtenaw County's primary election had a three-way, Democratic race for county prosecutor.  City of Detroit legal counsel and University of Michigan law school lecturer Eli Savit came out on top and will not face Republican opposition in the November general election.  Savit discussed the win and his plans for the moving the prosecutor's office forward with WEMU's David Fair. 


Eli Savit
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There will be a new prosecuting Attorney in Washtenaw County.  Brian Mackie decided against seeking reelection.  Mackie had held the post since first winning in the November 1992 election.  There were three candidates running in the Democratic primary race on Tuesday.  Hugo Mack, Eli Savit and Arianne Slay.

Savit garnered a little over 50-percent of the vote and that was good enough for the win.  Slay picked up nearly 43-percent support while Mack lagged well behind with less than 7-percent.  Savit has no Republican opposition in November. 

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu