Voters in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township on Tuesday elected Tom McMillin to a third term in the Michigan House of Representatives.
According to results released from the Oakland County Clerk's office, McMillin a Republican of Rochester Hills, defeated Democratic challenger Joanna VanRaaphorst of Oakland Township for the 45th District House seat.
On Tuesday morning, while campaigning at Adams High School, McMillin said he felt good about the campaign and its predicted outcome.
VanRaaphorst, who was campaigning nearby, said she was encouraged by the voters who told her they were splitting their tickets to vote for her.
Here's a look at the results:
- McMillin won with 55.44% of the vote, or 25,971 votes.
- VanRaaphorst received 43.56% of the vote, or 20,406 votes.
In 2010, McMillin won with 67.88 percent of the vote to Democrat Mary Ward's 32.12 percent. In 2008, McMillin won with 57.15 percent of the vote to Democrat Randy Young's 42.28 percent.
According to a precinct-by-precinct look at the votes, VanRaaphorst edged out McMillin in two of five Rochester precincts (1 and 3) and five of 32 Rochester Hills precincts (2, 11, 15, 28, 30). McMillin won overwhelmingly in Oakland Township.
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