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Lakeshore Election Update

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HOLLAND, MI 1:55 AM (WHTC) - Along the Lakeshore on Election Day: Amanda Price won reelection to the state House with 66 percent of the vote, while Roger Victory will take over for term-limited Dave Agema in the Lower Chamber with 87 percent of the vote. Don Disselkoen rallied to keep his Ottawa County Board seat, edging challenger Clay Stauffer by 64 votes, while Dennis Van Dam and Roger Bergman will fill vacant seats on that panel. Craig Bunce is a new Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge, beating Vern Helder with 56 percent of the vote, while Howard Baumann is still Port Sheldon Township’s Supervisor with 76 percent of the vote. A recount may be coming for the West Ottawa School Board, as Mary Remenschneider took one of two vacant seats with 34 percent of the vote, but Phil Perkins had just seven more votes than Lynn Rutan for the other spot. In local ballot initiatives, voters in Holland, Zeeland and Park Township approved a renewal of the West Michigan Airport Authority millage by 56 percent, while Holland Township will keep BPW electrical service with a 67 percent approval tally.

Looking at Michigan results: The state went blue for incumbent Democrats President Obama and Senator Stabenow, while Lakeshore Congressmen Bill Huizenga and Fred Upton earned another two years on Capitol Hill as among majority Republicans in the Lower Chamber. The five statewide ballot proposals amending the constitution for collective bargaining, unionized home health care, super majority on legislative tax increases, bigger renewable energy mandates, and the Detroit bridge question all went down to defeat, while the Emergency Manager Law was upheld. County clerks had predicted beforehand that as many as 75 percent of the registered voters along the Lakeshore would head to the polls yesterday, but those projections may have fallen a little short, as Ottawa County had about 69 percent.

Here is the link to the Ottawa County results: http://gis.co.ottawa.mi.us/ElectionResults/Election/Summary/NOV0612.

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