As we await the results of this historic election, we want to congratulate all the Dems who stepped up to run!
Congratulations to the winners (FIRST TIME candidates are in CAPS)
- Patricia Soutas-Little, County Commission district 5
- GWENNE ALLGAIER – County Commission district 6
- Ty Wessel, County Commission district 4
- LISA BROOKFIELD, Leland Twp Clerk
- Susan Och, Leeland Twp Supervisor
- JOHN SANDERS, Leelanau Twp Supervisor
- GEORGIE MURRAY, Leelanau Twp Trustee
- GINA HARDER, Leelanau Twp Trustee
Also, grateful for the races you ran but could not be won:
- Julie Morris, County Commission District 7
- Lois Bahle, County Commission District 3
- JOHN HUNTER, County Commission District 2
- GEORGE BOWERS, County Commission District 1 (just 2 votes short of the win!)
- Garth Greenan, Leelanau County Road Commission
- ALLISON ZIMPFER-HOERR, Bingham Twp Trustee (22 votes shy of the win!)
Leelanau County is one of two counties that flipped to blue in the Presidential election (the other one is Saginaw!)
We are so grateful for all the hours, volunteers and creative suggestions this year!
The total turnout was close to 80% and about 2/3 of that was absentee voting.
We fielded candidates in all 7 County Commission races and in several other local races, where previously the Republican Candidate ran unopposed!
Although US House Candidate Dana Ferguson lost county wide, he got 46.86% of the vote, and he WON in Glen Arbor, Leelanau and Suttons Bay Townships
Although State House Candidate Beth McGill-Rizer lost county wide, she got 46.35% of the vote, and she won in Glen Arbor and Leelanau Townships and missed winning in Suttons Bay Township by 8 votes!
THANKS TO ALL THE LEELANAU DEMS! WE ARE GETTING NOTICED, WE ARE GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT! FORWARD!
Barb and Brigid