TRI-CITY AREA — Lapeer County's Kevin Daley has been declared the winner of a hotly-contested Republican primary for the 25th Senate seat. He beat Gary Glenn in the three-county race, earning a spot on the November general election ballot. It appears he'll face Democrat Cynthia Luczak this fall. Both Daley and Luczak earned the most votes in their respective party primary races in Lapeer and Bay counties. As of 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, results from Tuscola County weren't immediately available.
In St. Clair County only 23 votes separated the top Republicans in an eight-way race for the 81st House of Representatives primary contest. In the end, it appears Gary Eisen was the winner with his 2,660 votes. Kenneth Nicholl was a close second with 2,637. Taking third was Eric Stocker with 2,499 votes. Eisen will go on to face Democrat Josh Rivard in the November election.
In the Democratic primary for Michigan's 10th Congressional District, Kimberly Bizon has been declared the winner, beating out Frank Accavitti Jr. and Michael McCarthy. She'll be on the November ballot opposite incumbent Paul Mitchell.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.