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LGBTQ Candidate Aug. 4 Primary Results

By |2020-08-25T14:33:48-04:00August 5th, 2020|Election, LGBTQA Races, Michigan, News, Statewide Races|

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.

About the Author:

Eve Kucharski
As news and feature editor at Between The Lines, Eve Kucharski's work has spanned the realms of current events and entertainment. She's chatted with stars like Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho and Tyler Oakley as well as political figures like Gloria Steinem, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Her coverage of the November 2018 elections was also featured in a NowThis News report.