Update: Cambensy leads in early vote tabulations for 109th

MARQUETTE – As of 10:50 p.m., Republican Rich Rossway swept Schoolcraft County, but Democrat Sara Cambensy maintains a lead of more than 500 total votes with preliminary results from Marquette, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.

With all precincts reporting in Schoolcraft County, Rossway received 1,049 votes, Cambensy 893 votes, and Green Party Candidate Wade Roberts 27 votes.

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As of 10:18 p.m., Democrat Sara Cambensy has increased her lead with new results in from Marquette County in the election for the 109th State House District.

In Marquette County, with 25 of 32 precincts reporting, Cambensy has 6,046 votes, Rossway has 4,383 votes, and Roberts has 129 votes. Precincts in the city of Marquette have not yet reported.

No updates from Alger or Schoolcraft counties are available yet.

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As of 9:50 p.m., Democrat Sara Cambensy is still leading despite gains by Republican Rich Rossway in Luce County in the election for the 109th State House District.

With all precincts reporting from Luce County, Rossway has 592 votes, Cambensy 314 and Green Party candidate Wade Roberts has 12 votes.

Cambensy is still up with a total of 4,043 votes, to Rossway’s 3,322 votes and Roberts’ 100 votes.

Results are preliminary and votes are still being tabulated from today’s special election to fill the remainder of the late Rep. John Kivela’s term, which expires at the end of 2018.

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As of 9:10 p.m., Democrat Sara Cambensy is leading by about 1,000 votes in the latest update from Marquette County, with 17 of 32 precincts reporting, not including the city of Marquette.

In Marquette County, Cambensy has 3,729 votes; Republican Rich Rossway has 2,730 votes; and Green Party candidate Wade Roberts has 88 votes. There are six unresolved/write-in votes.

No results are available for Luce or Alger counties. No updates are available for Schoolcraft County.

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As of 8:40 p.m., Democrat Sara Cambensy is leading by 426 votes, as votes are tabulated from today’s special election to fill the remainder of the late Rep. John Kivela’s term, which expires at the end of 2018.

In Marquette County, with an unknown number of precincts reporting, Cambensy has 1,434 votes; Republican Rich Rossway has 1,061 votes; and Green Party candidate Wade Roberts has 29 votes.

In Schoolcraft County, Rossway has 87 votes; Cambensy has 70 and Roberts has 2 votes.

Precincts are still reporting and these results are preliminary.

Candidates are competing to represent the 109th District in the Michigan House of Representatives

The 109th District encompasses Alger County, Luce County, Schoolcraft County and part of Marquette County, including the cities of Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming, and the townships of Champion, Chocolay, Ely, Ewing, Forsyth, Humboldt, Marquette, Michigamme, Negaunee, Republic, Richmond, Sands, Skandia, Tilden, Turin, Wells and West Branch.