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Incumbents Fared Well in Countywide Elections in Macomb

Voters across Macomb County went to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidates who will run in the general election.

Macomb County residents went to the polls Tuesday and voted for familiar candidates Tuesday in the primaries.

  • Incumbent Clerk/Register of Deeds Carmella Sabaugh defeated fellow Democrat Darcy Jakubowski in the primary. She will face Republican Debera Guenther, who did not have a primary opponent.
  • In the race for Macomb County Sheriff, Republican Steve Thomas will take on incumbent Anthony Wickersham. Thomas defeated Kristi Dean, Bryan Ede, Roland Fraschetti and Todd Woodcox in the Republican primary. Wickersham held off a strong challenge from Greg Stone in the Democratic primary.
  • Macomb County Treasurer Ted Wahby, a Democrat who ran unopposed in the primary, will face Republican Larry Rocca in November. Rocca narrowly defeated Erin Stahl in the Republican primary.
  • Anthony Marrocco won the Democratic primary for Public Works Commissioner and will run opposed in November. Incumbent Marrocco defeated John H. Becker and Douglas Martz.
  • Former Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga and Sandra Harrison will vie in November for Macomb Probate Judge position. They received the most votes in the five candidate field. They finished ahead of Gregory Mlynarek, Roxanne Canestrelli and Armand Velardo in the primary.
  • There was no primary in the race for the prosecuting attorney. Democrat Eric Smith will face Republican Michael Wrathell in the general election.

All results are unofficial.

Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds website.

macombresident August 08, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Not a surprise that Marlinga was top vote getter...name recognition is everything in Macomb County, over and above all else. Does no one recall this is the same man who left the Prosecutors office in disgrace & now he's running for judge? Macomb voters sure have some short memories.
Peggy Kennard August 08, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Marlinga was a victim of dirty politics and was never convicted of anything.
macombresident August 10, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Ok so he wasn't convicted but you know the old saying: "where's there's smoke there's fire." But let's look beyond that for a moment and ask ourselves about his qualifications to be a Probate judge. Probate court deals with family issues and Marlinga has never dealt with this area of the law...heck his own website doesn't even list probate as an area of his practice. His main practice area is criminal defense. Have to wonder if he's ever even entered the probate court or appeared before it? Having had to deal with the probate court myself after my mom died, I know from experience that it takes a compassionate person who understands how difficult it is when a loved one dies or asking to be appointed guardian for an elderly parent. How would someone who has dealt only with defending violent criminal offenders have any knowledge of what it takes to be a judge in the probate court?
DJG August 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Marlinga played the system...the very system he worked for, and won. OJ was innocent too, right? And he didn't have an "in" for the courts system like CM did. I agree, Marlinga has NO probate court experience, name recognition only. He's a pro-labor union Democrat, so you know where/how he'll gather his votes. Marlinga called in a bunch of favors this go around for the election...it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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