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Metro Detroit Primary Results: Oakland, Macomb, and Western Wayne County Elections

August 4, 2021

Primary elections took place throughout the Metro Detroit region on Aug. 3, with key races at the municipal and state level shaping the outlook for the General election on Nov. 2.

Oakland County

Tim Greimel, a former Oakland County commissioner and ex-Michigan House minority leader, and Alexandria Riley were the top two finishers in the Pontiac mayoral primary Tuesday. Greimel led the race with 56% of the total votes cast, and Riley, Pontiac’s former chief development officer, finished with 23% of the total votes.

Western Wayne County

State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, got 8,774 votes, 42.36% of the vote among seven candidates running for mayor in Dearborn, according to Dearborn City Clerk George Darany.

Former State Representative and former Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak came in second with 3,764 votes, 18.17% of the vote.

The top two candidates of the primary advance to the November election. The primary and general elections are non-partisan contests.

Macomb County

Rep. Doug Wozniak defeated fellow Rep. Pamela Hornberger as well as Republican activist Terence Mekoski Tuesday night in the hotly contested 8th Senate District Republican primary, besting them and four other GOP candidates and setting himself up to hold the currently vacant seat for the party in November.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results had Mr. Wozniak (R-Shelby Township) with 35.7 percent of the vote, followed by Ms. Hornberger (R-Chesterfield) with 29.5 percent. Mr. Mekoski came in third with 20.8 percent, with the remaining four candidates divvying up the rest of the GOP vote.