Geddis, Brewer win judicial primary; Brighton roads, infrastructure millage fails


In what will likely be one of Livingston County’s hottest races, current District Court Judge L. Suzanne Geddis and attorney Dennis Brewer will face off against each other for the new 44th Circuit Court judicial seat in November .

The two led the four-person pack, with Geddis receiving 11,177 votes, and Brewer 10,100. Attorney Monica Copeland got 8,528 votes, and attorney Tara Pearson received 4,170 votes.

Just after the final votes were tallied in what will also be another hot race, Elissa Slotkin, the Democratic nominee for the 8th Congressional District seat, threw down a challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop to hold at least three public, in-person debates before Election Day.

“Voters deserve to hear for themselves the differences between myself and Rep. Bishop,” Slotkin said in a release. “Just as our Founding Fathers designed it, citizens have the right to question the candidates and understand what specifically they will do to improve their lives.”
Slotkin has already committed to two candidate events: Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Lansing Community College; and Thursday, Oct. 4, in Livingston County.

The Livingston Post is one of the sponsors of the Livingston County forum.

This race — rated as a “toss up” by forecasters with CNN and Cook Political Report — will be closely watched on the national level as Democrats attempt to flip the House of Representatives.

The City of Brighton millage for streets and infrastructure improvements lost by 128 votes, with 1,254 no votes to 1,126 yes votes.

• To view results for all the candidate races, click here.

• To view results for local proposals, click here.

• To view results for delegates to the county conventions, click here.

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