Adam Zemke cruised to victory in Michigan's 55th State House district.Democrats sweep Washtenaw County's Michigan House contests
Credit: Adam Zemke's campaign website
Washtenaw County's delegation to the Michigan House of Representatives will look very different in 2013 than it has for the past two years.This was another good news for Democrats article. As for what's still left to write, I think I'll work on the Michigan Supreme Court and the educational governing boards next. After that, I'll have to see how much time I have and what AnnArbor.com has done, as I don't need to duplicate their articles. I only have until 72 hours after the information becomes available to write a story consided newsworthy. I'm taking that as 4 AM Saturday, as the all the votes in Washtenaw County were counted by 4 AM Wednesday.
Before Tuesday's election, two Democrats, Jeff Irwin and David Rutledge, represented the county's two largest cities, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, along with some of the area outside and to the east of Ypsilanti, in the 53rd and 54th districts. Two Republicans, Mark Ouimet and Rick Olson, represented the rest of the county in the 52nd and 55th districts.
After Tuesday's election, all four State House districts will be represented by Democrats. The two Democratic incumbents won re-election, while Olson retired and was replaced by Adam Zemke and Ouimet lost to Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell.
The two new State Representatives formed part of a five-seat swing in the Michigan House in favor of the Democrats. Even so, Republicans still hold a 59-51 majority in the chamber.