McBroom wins state Senate seat

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Ed McBrrom, right, watches election returns with supporters Tuesday night in Escanaba.

ESCANABA — Ed McBroom is going back to Lansing after his win of the Michigan State Senate 38th District contest. The vote ran close between McBroom and Democrat Scott Dianda into early Wednesday morning.

The Republican from Vulcan defeated Dianda and Wade Roberts, Green Party, in Tuesday’s election.

“I am humbled to get the trust of so many,” said McBroom, “and I am excited to get back to work for the U.P.”

McBroom will replace Tom Casperson, of Escanaba, who did not run because of term limits.

McBroom won the contest with 58,605 votes (55 percent) over Dianda who earned 46,985 of the votes (44 percent) and Roberts who received 1,837 votes (2 percent).

Delta County vote tallies shown McBroom with 63 percent of the vote (9,879), Dianda with 35 percent (5,519) and Roberts with 1 percent (219) of the vote. Including the 11 unresolved write-ins, the local vote totaled 15,628 in Delta County.

In Menominee and Schoolcraft counties combined, the votes totaled 7,730 (61 percent) for McBroom, 4,626 votes (37 percent) for Dianda, and 256 votes (2 percent) went to Roberts.

Dianda was unavailable for comment.

The 38th District is comprised of the Upper Peninsula counties of Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft.