While most of the results from the Aug. 4 primary election have been submitted, an increase in mail-in absentee ballots due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has slightly delayed precinct reporting across the state. As of Thursday morning at 10 a.m., here are the results for LGBTQ candidates who had primary challengers.
Editor’s Note: This article will be continuously updated with the latest election results.
Oakland County Executive
David Coulter (D) – Win
Oakland County Executive Director David Coulter claimed electoral victory Wednesday morning after the Aug. 4 Michigan primary election. He claimed 54% of the vote.
State House – Democratic Primary 4 – Unexpired Term
Gregory Reynor (D) – Loss
With 100% of precincts reporting, openly LGBTQ candidate Gregory Reyner was last among 11 other primary challengers. He held 0.8% of the vote.
U.S. House – Democratic Primary District 6
Jon Hoadley (D) – Win
Openly LGBTQ candidate Jon Hoadley earned 52.3% of votes in the primary race against challenger Jen Richardson.
State House – Democratic Primary District 7
Cynthia Thornton (D) – Loss
With 100% of precincts reporting, openly LGBTQ candidate Cynthia Thornton came second among seven other primary challengers. She held 18.4% of the vote.
State House – Democratic Primary District 27
Kevin Kresch (D) – Loss
Among eight other primary challengers, Kresch received the second-highest number of votes at 18%. Regina Weiss has pulled through with 47.3% of the vote.
State House – Democratic Primary District 45
Brendan Johnson (D) – Loss
Johnson received 43.1% of the votes to his challenger Barb Anness’ 56.9%.
State House – Democratic Primary District 50
Tim Sneller (D) – Win
With 100% of precincts reporting, openly LGBTQ candidate Tim Sneller earned a significant lead against his challenger Raymond Freiberger with 78.9% of the vote.
Judge – Democratic Primary District 43
Rudy Serra – Loss
Dennis G. Whittie – Loss
Among six other primary challengers, LGBTQ judge candidates Dennis G. Whittie and Rudy Serra earned 14% and 9% of the vote respectively. Brian Christian Hartwell won with 42.5% of the vote.