GOP’s Harris leads in Oakland, while Dems’ Glanville is ahead in state House District races

GOP's Harris leads in Oakland, while Dems' Glanville is ahead in state House District races

Republican Mike Harris of Clarkston was leading Democrat Kent Douglas of Waterford in Tuesday’s early returns of the state House District 43 special general election in Oakland County. Harris led 75%-25% with 6% of precincts reporting, according to unofficial election results from the Oakland County clerk. Harris and Douglas are competing to finish out the last eight months of the term of Rep. Andrea Schroeder, R-Independence Township, who died in October of cancer. Harris retired from the Waterford Police Department last year after a 25-year career with the agency and now works for a private investigation firm. He wants to find ways to improve the local economy and protect constitutional freedoms from threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic mandates and infringements on Second Amendment rights. He said he’s also concerned about curriculum transparency and parental involvement in schools. Douglas, an information technology analyst, is focused on increasing school funding in a bid to retain teachers, creating more grants to benefit small businesses, and improving community and school mental health programs. Harris and Douglas are facing off in one of four special elections for state House seats, whose terms expire Jan. 1, 2023. Metro Detroit will fill three of the four seats, in districts covering parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The four elections will help determine whether Republican keep control of the chamber. In west Michigan’s District 74, Democrat Carol Glanville, a Walker city commissioner, was narrowly lead Republican Robert Regan in early returns for the seat that […]

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