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Incumbents Win Re-Election To State House Seats
Thursday Nov 08, 2018 11:27am

By: Mike Stiles

(UNDATED) – Several familiar names have been re-elected to their seats in the Michigan House and Senate.

Incumbent State Representative Aaron Miller of Sturgis has been elected to another two year term to serve the 59th Michigan House District. Miller defeated challenger Dennis Smith 66.3 percent to 33.6 percent. This will be Miller's final time to serve in the Michigan House, due to term limits.

In the 58th House District, incumbent Eric Leutheuser was re-elected for another two years to serve in Lansing. He defeated Tamara Barnes 71 percent to 28.9 percent. Leutheuser is also serving is final two year term in the Michigan House because of term limits.

In the 21st Michigan State Senate District race, Republican Kim LaSata defeated Democrat Ian Haight 58.2 percent to 41.8 percent. She will replace John Proos, who can not seek re-election due to term limits.

Incumbent 16th District State Senator Mike Shirkey was re-elected, gaining 62.7 percent of the votes cast. His opponent, Val Cochran Toops received 34.2 percent.

In the the race for the 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican incumbent Fred Upton defeated his Democratic challenger Matt Longjohn 50 to 45.7 percent.

In the 7th District election for the U.S. House, incumbent Republican Tim Walberg won another term in office, beating Democrat Gretchen Driskell 53.8 to 46.1 percent.

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