Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Results for Chelsea and Washtenaw County 2008

By the time you are reading this blog, you will undoubtedly know who won the presidency. Here are the results for the other candidates and issues we voted on yesterday:
According to the Washtenaw County Election Results, 69.33% of registered voters in Washtenaw Country cast their ballots yesterday. Full results are available on the website, but here are a few highlights:
  • U.S. President: Barack Obama
  • U.S. Senator: Carl Levin
  • Congress 7th district: Mark Schauer
  • Supreme Court Justice: Diane Marie Hathaway
  • State House 5nd district: Pam Byrnes
  • State Board of Education: John Austin and Kathleen Strauss
  • County Commissioner District 1: Mark Ouimet
  • County Sheriff: Jerry L. Clayton
  • Michigan voters approve stem cell research measure
  • Michigan voters approve medical marijuana measure
  • Washtenaw County Parks Proposal A - YES (65%) / NO (35%)
  • Washtenaw Community College Proposal H - YES (66%) / NO (34%)
What a whirlwind of activity the last few months have been. I for one am looking forward to no longer receiving junk mail, unsolicited phone calls and visits to my house from political activists.

Whether or not we agree on the candidates or the issues, I think this election has been outstanding for getting people of all ages and economic statuses interested in what is going on with local, state and national government. The high numbers of people voting in this year's election is very encouraging. Now just remember to vote NEXT year, too! :)


julies whimsies on a rose said...

This is the dawn of a new age in America...the age of HOPE...the age of Change. I am so proud that we, as Americans voted for the best man...a man of integrity and a LANDSLIDE victory!
President Barack Obama. Sounds good, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I don't think the numbers suggest a 'landslide'. Certainly nobody in the mainstream media is using the term. And, as for a 'new age in America' not everybody is excited about the Obama presidency or thinks that he is a 'man of integrity'. Certainly his extreme pro-abortion position removes, in my opinion, much of that 'integrity'. So, as you celebrate your win please don't assume that all of Chelsea shares your views. I, as an American, did not vote for Obama.

Leslie said...

The thing that impressed me most about this election was how many individuals were involved on all sides. It WAS a close race for presidency as far as the popular vote was concerned. My hope is that no matter who we voted for, this helps us remember that our voices DO matter and that it's important to get involved in issues that we feel are important.

I thank you both for your comments, and it's nice to see that even on my little ole blog that we have a variety of opinions. As I say to my kids, "It would be pretty boring if we were all exactly the same, wouldn't it?"