Farmington area voters backed most primary winners

Farmington area voters supported all but one winning candidate in Tuesday’s state-wide primary, starting at the top of the ballot.

In the gubernatorial race, Republican Bill Scheutte and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won in both Farmington and Farmington Hills. Scheutte received nearly 47 percent of the vote in Farmington Hills and 42 percent in Farmington; Whitmer picked up 57 percent of Farmington Hills votes and 53 percent in Farmington.

Voters in both communities also supported Republican John James, who will face incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow in November. Stabenow had no primary opponents. James received 63 percent of the Republican vote in Farmington and 62 percent in Farmington Hills.

More than three-quarters of voters in Farmington Hills and Farmington supported the SMART transportation millage renewal, plus an increase to a 1 mill levy. The measure passed by wide margins in Oakland and Wayne counties, and by 23 votes in Macomb County.

Farmington Voters narrowly favored Democrat Haley Stevens in the 11th Congressional District primary; Republicans picked Farmington Hills native Rocky Raczkowski by 42 percent over the primary winner, Lena Epstein, who received 27 percent of the local vote.

In Farmington Hills, neither 14th Congressional District candidate had a primary challenger. Republican Marc S. Herschfus will try to unseat incumbent Democrat Brenda Lawrence in November.

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