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Macomb County Elections 2012: Incumbents Return to Office

Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.

Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College.

With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races.

Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell.

Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen.

Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther.

Ted B. Wahby received 58 percent of the vote for county Treasurer, and won another term by defeating Republican Larry Rocca.

Macomb Community College Bond Proposal did not pass, with 52.9 percent of voters saying no to the millage.

Voter turnout was not as high in this year's presidential election year. Four years ago 69.2 percent of voters cast ballots in Macomb County. This year there was 66 percent turnout according to the County Clerk's office.

Frank Cusumano November 06, 2012 at 05:59 PM
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (One partial term ending 12-31-2014) FRANK CUSUMANO Occupation: Attorney that represents everyday people. Government, professional and political background: BA, University of Michigan (Political Science) 1985; Juris Doctorate, University of Detroit Mercy (1989); Licensed Michigan attorney since 1989; GOP precinct delegate (2008; 2010 and 2012); Member Macomb County GOP Executive Board (2010-present); Member of Facility Study Team Utica Community Schools (2010). I intend to move the board for total transparency, including consent agenda items in the packets provided to the board, to be made available online before meetings and public comments. Your top three priorities if chosen for this office: 1. No tuition increases at Macomb Community College unless Macomb County residents have verifiable increase in incomes, e.g. U.S. Census Bureau data/Bureau Labor & Statistics Data; and dollar for dollar reductions in operating expenses, benefits and legacy costs. 2. Increased enrollment, rather than increasing student tuition to maintain revenue stream (old model) with more declining enrollment resulting. This is known in business as the death spiral. 3. Partnerships with local businesses, local school districts, universities, and State of Michigan to make Macomb community a model of sustainable higher education. We lead, they follow.

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