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Dixon to take on Whitmer in November; Vetter, Jane and Routley win elections

It will be Dixon versus Whitmer in the governor's race in November. Republican Tudor Dixon, who was recently endorsed by former President Donald Trump has won her primary race over her opponents in the GOP primary.

In a statement -- the campaign for Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Dixon would "Drag Michigan backwards."


It is interesting to note in the primary election here in Mecosta County, a traditional conservative area, there were 39 more votes for Governor Gretchen Whitmer than Republican challenger Tudor Dixon who won her GOP primary, 2,083 to 2,044. 


According to the Mecosta County Clerk's Office, just over 40% of registered votters came out Tuesday. 

In local election news, Randy Vetter beat out incumbent Mecosta County Commissioner Marilynn Bradstrom, to take the first district seat.


Chris Jane will be the new District six Mecosta County Commissioner. He beat Theresa Ventocilla. 

Current commission chair Bill Routley beat Brad Meyers to retain the seventh district commission seat.


Both the Mecosta County Commission on Aging and Emergency Medical Services millage renewals overwhelming passed.

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