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2022 August Primary Results

Here are local results from the Michigan August 2, 2022 primary election. our story includes a summary of contested races and ballot questions for Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties, and the eastern portion of Ontonagon County, along with links to full results for each county.


Governor – Republican Primary
Tudor Dixon – projected as winner by news organizations and the Michigan Republican Party
• Ryan Kelley
• Ralph Rebandt
• Kevin Rinke
• Garrett Soldano

State Senate – 38th District – Republican Primary (98% reporting)
• Matthew Furyk – 2,943
Ed McBroom – 24.342
• Kayla Wikstrom – 4,156

State House – 109th District – Republican Primary (100% of vote counted)
• Ron Gray – 3,801
Melody Wagner – 4,355

State House – 109th District – Democratic Primary (100% of vote counted)
• Joe Boogren – 4,722
Jenn Hill – 5,862


Houghton CountyFULL RESULTS HERE

Houghton County Commission – District Two Republican Primary
• Lou Ambuehl – 341
Joel Keranen – 571
• Rick Nye – 128
• Glenn Schuldt – 89

Calumet Township – 1.5 mill renewal for road maintenance through 2030
Yes – 347
• No – 190

Osceola Township – three mill renewal of the road, sidewalk and drainage millage through 2027. Money received from each of the three precincts is spent in the precinct from which it was received.
Yes – 231
• No – 141

Schoolcraft Township – 1.5 mill renewal for roads, through 2031
Yes – 165
• No – 170
Schoolcraft Township – 1.5 mill increase for roads, through 2031
Yes – 137
• No – 99

Stanton Township – establish a township planning commission to initiate land use planning and zoning
• Yes – 259
No – 316

Stanton Township Supervisor – partial term ending November, 2024 – Republican Primary
• Michael Pionke – 164
Marty Rajala – 217


Baraga CountyFULL RESULTS HERE

Baraga County Commission – District Two Republican Primary
Brad Dakota – 106
• Mike Koskinen – 45

Baraga County Commission – District Three Republican Primary
Craig Kent – 100
• Linda Rajala – 94
• Kent Thomas – 35

Baraga Township – 1.5 mills for ambulance service through 2023
Yes – 365
• No – 137

Baraga Township – 1.5 mills for fire service through 2025
Yes – 339
• No – 163


Keweenaw CountyFULL RESULTS HERE

Keweenaw County Road Commission – Republican Primary
Gary Bracco – 303
• Kenneth Rowe – 167

Keweenaw County – 15 mill renewal through 2026
Yes – 474
• No – 196

Eagle Harbor Township – one mill renewal for emergency services through 2025
Yes – 93
• No – 28

Houghton Township – three mills for township operations through 2026
Yes – 30
• No – 7

Sherman Township – two mill renewal for fire and emergency medical services through 2027
Yes – 24
• No – 17


Ontonagon County (Eastern Half)FULL RESULTS

Ontonagon County – two mills to retire MERS obligations from sale of Ontonagon Memorial Hospital through 2028
• Yes – 731
No – 1,497

Ontonagon County – half mill renewal to support the Commission on Aging through 2026
Yes – 1.572
• No – 636

Greenland Township – amend zoning ordinance to allow retail marijuana businesses
Yes – 127
• No – 108

Interior Township – half mill property tax for fire department equipment and expenses through 2026
Yes – 77
• No – 26
Interior Township – one mill for fire department operating and maintenance through 2026
Yes – 74
• No – 29
Interior Township – 0.30 mill renewal for park mowing and maintenance through 2026
Yes – 72
• No – 31
Interior Township – quarter mill renewal for cemetery mowing and maintenance through 2026
Yes – 74
• No – 28

Ontonagon Township – quarter mill renewal for park maintenance through 2026
Yes – 522
• No – 342

Ontonagon Village – 20 mill increase to retire MERS obligations from the sale of Ontonagon Memorial Hospital through 2028
• Yes – 147
No – 348

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