Incumbent Pangle defeated by Baker, Rosado narrowly defeats Hayslip for county commission nominations
State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) will face Democratic challenger Roger Williams in November after defeating Jerry Solis, Jack Coleman, and Scott McGraw in the Republican Primary for 59th District State Representative Tuesday.
Incumbent State Senator Kim LaSata lost her reelection bid to challenger Jonathan Lindsay, who will face Democrat Scott Starr in November. Incumbent Tim Walberg defeated Sherry O’Donnell in the Republican Primary for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District, meaning Walberg will face Democratic challenger Bart Goldberg in November.
Meanwhile in St. Joseph County, incumbent Third District St. Joseph County Commissioner Kathy Pangle fell to challenger Rusty Baker, and Luis Rosado narrowly defeated David Hayslip for the Republican nomination for Fourth District County Commissioner. Both nominees will run unopposed in November. Candidates for the newly formed Second District County Commission seat, Erin Schultes (D) and Rick Shaffer (R), ran unopposed in their respective primaries. The Seventh District County Commission seat will belong to Republican Terrance Dee Conklin, who ran unopposed on Tuesday and faces no challenger in November. Commissioners Jared Hoffmaster, Dennis Allen, and Ken Malone all ran unopposed in the primary and will not be challenged in November either.
St. Joseph County also had six proposals up for consideration Tuesday, including St. Joseph County Transportation Authority’s millage renewal, White Pigeon Community Schools’ sinking fund millage renewal, the Village of Constantine’s fire protection special assessment, ambulance services special assessment, and police protection special assessment, and Colon Township’s library millage renewal. For those results, see our recap below.
State Representative, 59th District, Republican Primary
Steve Carra (R): 4,961
Jerry Solis (R): 2,627
Scott McGraw (R): 2,530
Jack Coleman (R): 2,386
State Senator, 17th District, Republican Primary
Jonathan Lindsey (R): 21,714
Kim LaSata (R): 13,628
Michigan Fifth Congressional District, Republican Primary
Tim Walberg (R): 67,036
Sherry O’Donnell (R): 32,713
St. Joseph County Commissioner, Third District
Rusty Baker (R): 813
Kathy Pangle (R): 678
St. Joseph County Commissioner, Fourth District
Luis Rosado (R): 680
David Hayslip (R): 608
St. Joseph County Transportation Authority Millage Renewal Proposal
White Pigeon Community Schools Sinking Fund Millage Renewal Proposal
Village of Constantine Fire Protection Special Assessment Proposal
Village of Constantine Ambulance Services Special Assessment Proposal
Village of Constantine Police Protection Special Assessment Proposal
Colon Township Library Millage Renewal Proposal
Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor and publisher of Watershed Voice.