Friday, November 9, 2012

Examiner.com articles on the election results, part 4

In part 3, I promised an article on the state educational governing boards. Here it is.

Mark Berstein thanked his supporters for his election to the University of Michigan Board of Regents with this photo taken inside one of U of M's libraries.
Credit: Mark Berstein's campaign's Facebook page, MGoBernstein.
Democrats sweep State Board of Education, university governing board elections
In 2010, the Republicans were elected to all statewide offices in Michigan. This past Tuesday, the Democrats returned the favor, sweeping all offices on the statewide partisan ballot from the President on down.

This sweep included the eight seats being contested for the State Board of Education and the governing boards for the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University.

Washtenaw County provided the victorious Democrats an even larger margin of victory than they received statewide, with their vote shares ranging between five and six percent more than elsewhere in Michigan.

The winners were:
  • Michelle Fecteau of Detroit and Lupe Ramos-Montigny of Grand Rapids for the State Board of Education
  • Mark Bernstein of Ann Arbor and Shauna Ryder Diggs of Detroit for the University of Michigan Board of Regents.
  • Joel Ferguson of Lansing and Brian Mosallam of Dearborn for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.
  • Kim Trent of Detroit and Sandra Hughes O'Brien of Northville for the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
Lots of numbers and quotes from the winning candidates at the article itself.

As for the rest of my promises, I think I'll pass on the community college governing boards, even that's of interest to me personally. Besides, I think I've done all the writing I have in me for today.

As for the evergreen articles--an analysis of minor party candidates and the effects of redistricting on the relative effectiveness of Democrats and Republicans getting elected--they can wait. It will be Sunday at the earliest before I even think of tackling them.

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