Election Results — November 6, 2012

Here are some of the positive unofficial results from yesterday’s Michigan election:

Proposal 3: 25×25 Wind Energy Mandate

By a margin of 63% to 37%, Michigan voters rejected Proposal 3 that would have amended Michigan’s constitution to require that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass sources by 2025. Were this proposal to have passed, it was likely that thousands of wind turbines would have been placed throughout the state of Michigan and that the state would have been forced to pass laws overriding local control of wind turbine siting issues.

101st Michigan House District

In the race for the Michigan House of Representatives’ 101st District, representing Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, and Mason counties, incumbent Ray Franz defeated Allen “Allan” O’Shea, Duke Energy’s volunteer and founder of the American Wind Energy Association. Mr. O’Shea’s advocated for state control of wind turbine siting issues and for turning portions of our region into an industrial wind generation facility. The final vote was:

Ray Franz 25,195
Allen O’Shea 24,165

Joyfield Township

In Joyfield Township, candidates supported by the Committee for the Future of Joyfield swept all five seats on the Joyfield Township Board. They will be able to continue moving Joyfield towards planning and zoning, and, we hope, responsible regulation of wind turbine siting issues.

The results were as follows:

Matt Emery 227
Chelsie Tanner 214

Ted Wood 297

Christine Smith 248
Debra Lindgren 189

Trustee (top 2 vote getters win)
Jim Evans 258
Mark Alan Evans 278
Jodi Lindgren 200

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