Last night's election winners included Democrat Gretchen Whitmer -- who will be the state's next Governor after beating Republican Bill Schuette.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow winning her re-election race against Republican challenger John James.
The Congressional winners include Bill Huizenga in the 2nd District, Justin Amash in the 3rd District, John Moolenaar in the 4th District, Dan Kildee relected in the 5th District, Tim Walberg in the 7th District, Paul Mitchell in the 10th District, and Rashida Talib in the 13th district.
Governor Rick Snyder is weighing in, following the election of Gretchen Whitmer as governor. Snyder says -quote- “Michigan’s future has never been brighter. We have the momentum to continue on this path forward to make our state an even better place to live, work, and play for generations to come. He then touted some of his achievements while in office.
In local election news, voters in Mecosta County's fifth district re-elected Tom O'Neil. He beat out challenger Michael Roberts.
The sixth district represenative race was a little bit more contested but challenger Wendy Nystrom beat incumbent Mark Solis 625-482 votes.
Steven Mortenson and Stacy Dennis were elected to the Barryton trustees board.
Michele Rassmusen and David H. Murray were elected to the Big Rapids School Board.
Morton Township voters said “NO” to a millage proposal that would levy .50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable value for the operation of a youth center.
All three of the statewide proposals in Michigan were approved.
Once the state board of canvassers certifies the election, people will be able to smoke and grow marijuana in their homes.
Proposal 1 was approved by a wide margin.
Proposals two and three were also approved.
A commission will be set up to re-draw state legislative and congressional district lines and voting may be easier in future elections.