A Mix Of Returning Commissioners And New Faces On The Washtenaw County Board
There were contested races in all nine of the Washtenaw County Commission districts on Tuesday.
In the 1st District, Democrat Jason Maciejewski has won his first term on the board. Maciejewski defeated Republican Rod Anderson and will replace Kent Martinez-Kratz on the board. Maciejewski beat Martinez-Kratz in the democratic primary back in August.
The 2nd district will have new representation, as well. Democrat Sue Shink beat Republican Kevin Jardine yesterday. Shink will take over the seat now held by Michelle Deatrick. Instead of seeking re-election to the county board, Deatrick ran for the 18th district Senate seat in the August primary and lost to Jeff Irwin.
Democrat Shannon Beeman will be the new 3rd District Commissioner. She beat out Republican Melanie Weidmayer for the right to replace outgoing Republican commissioner Alicia Ping. Ping chose not to seek re-election.
Incumbent Democrat Felicia Brabec has won re-election to the 4th district chair by defeating a Republican challenge from Jeanie Wade.
Incumbent Democrats won in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th district, too. Ruth Ann Jamnick will continue serving in the 5th. Ricky Jefferson won-re-election in the 6th, Board of Trustees Chair Andy LeBarre will keep his 7th District seat and Jason Morgan won re-election in the 8th.
Katie Scott will be the new representative in the 9th district. The Democrat beat sitting commissioner Conan Smith in the Democratic primary in August. Tuesday, she defeated Republican Stuart Berry.
All of the winning candidates will serve two-year terms.