November 11, 2013

10 results from across Michigan in the 2013 election

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Former Troy mayor Janice Daniels fails to win City Council seat. Daniels was ousted as mayor in part for making homophobic slurs.
Former Troy mayor Janice Daniels fails to win City Council seat. Daniels was ousted as mayor in part for making homophobic slurs.
On Michigan's west side, Saugatuck and Douglas voted to not consolidate their cities. Both cities rejected the measure; both would need a majority approval. The two cities share many services.
On Michigan's west side, Saugatuck and Douglas voted to not consolidate their cities. Both cities rejected the measure; both would need a majority approval. The two cities share many services.
Royal Oak bans employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Royal Oak bans employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes won re-election despite pleading guilty to a drunk driving charge the day before the election.
Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes won re-election despite pleading guilty to a drunk driving charge the day before the election.
Gabe Leland wins District 7 by a mere 50 votes, making him the only white City Council member.
Gabe Leland wins District 7 by a mere 50 votes, making him the only white City Council member.
Raquel Castañeda-Lopez is elected as Detroit's first Latina City Council member. Castañeda-Lopez won District 6, Southwest Detroit.
Raquel Castañeda-Lopez is elected as Detroit's first Latina City Council member. Castañeda-Lopez won District 6, Southwest Detroit.
For the first the time in the city's history, Dearborn has a majority Arab American City Council with 4 of 7 seats. Susan Dabaja, of Lebanese decent, wins Dearborn City Council President. The population of Dearborn is over 40% of Arab American decent.
For the first the time in the city's history, Dearborn has a majority Arab American City Council with 4 of 7 seats. Susan Dabaja, of Lebanese decent, wins Dearborn City Council President. The population of Dearborn is over 40% of Arab American decent.
A new ordinance in Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing says the use, possession or transfer of less than an ounce of marijuana on private property is legal for those 21 or older. However, some caution that this is merely a symbolic gesture for Michigan to take up a decriminalization bill next year as marijuana is still prohibited by state law.
A new ordinance in Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing says the use, possession or transfer of less than an ounce of marijuana on private property is legal for those 21 or older. However, some caution that this is merely a symbolic gesture for Michigan to take up a decriminalization bill next year as marijuana is still prohibited by state law.
Detroit joins New Orleans and Montgomery, Ala., as the only majority-black US cities of 100,000 or more people to have white mayors.
Detroit joins New Orleans and Montgomery, Ala., as the only majority-black US cities of 100,000 or more people to have white mayors.
Mike Duggan wins mayor of Detroit, making the first time Detroit has had a white mayor since Roman Gribbs in the early '70s. (Photo by Barbara Barefield)
Mike Duggan wins mayor of Detroit, making the first time Detroit has had a white mayor since Roman Gribbs in the early '70s. (Photo by Barbara Barefield)