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Gray retains primary victory

September 12, 2012
By Jason Raiche - staff writer ( , Daily Press

ESCANABA - Sharon Gray (D-Rapid River) has retained the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 108th District following a recount of the results from August's primary election.

The recount, which was requested by Gray's opponent Judy Nerat (D-Wallace), took place in both Delta and Dickinson counties. Menominee County, which is also represented in the 108th District, was not contested.

In August, Gray was declared the victor over Nerat for the Democratic nomination by 93 votes.

According to Delta County Clerk Nancy Kolich, Nerat gained four additional votes in Delta County from the recount and two in Dickinson County for a total gain of six votes. The final results had Gray winning with 2,916 votes to Nerat's 2,829. Gray retains the Democratic nomination for the November ballot, where she will face off against incumbent Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan).

"All 26 precincts in Delta County were deemed recountable and that speaks to the thoroughness of the election workers and city and township clerks," said Kolich. "The two candidates, the Bureau of Elections, the Delta County Board of Canvassers and I were very appreciative of the great job the election workers did on election night ensuring the integrity of the voting process."



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