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Elections

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of ...

Biden on cusp of presidency after gains in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed ...

Zyburt retains sheriff’s seat

MARQUETTE — Democratic incumbent Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt has won his bid for re-election for a four-year term, garnering 25,018 votes. His Republican challenger, Joseph Kozub, received 11,413 votes in Tuesday’s election. “I’m really pleased with the results. And humbled ...

Township race results outlined

MARQUETTE — Below is a full list of local results in contested township races from Tuesday’s general election. Race results have been put in alphabetical order by township. Champion Township Trustee: Sonia D. LaPin (D) and Susan Little (D) won the two open seats in the race for Champion ...

Angeli, Sonderegger win MBLP seats

MARQUETTE — The two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power were won by Edward Angeli and John Sonderegger in Tuesday’s general election. Angeli received 4,669 votes and Sonderegger received 3,679 votes, defeating candidates John Braamse and Matthew Luttenberger, who ...

Millages pass in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — Marquette County voters passed more than a few millages in Tuesday’s election. The Peter White Public Library again was a big recipient of future dollars. “We continue to be blown away by the level of support that we see from residents and voters, and we’re so pleased ...

School board seats decided

MARQUETTE — Jennifer Ray and Jennifer Klipp won seats on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday. They received 7,725 and 6,743 votes, respectively. The two MAPS board seats that were up for grabs are for six-year terms ending in 2026. “I cannot emphasize ...

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hangs in the balance this morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battle for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who ...

Trump wins Florida, Texas, locked in other tight races with Biden

UPDATE: 4 a.m. Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated. In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon called Trump's ...

Bean elected Ishpeming mayor; Chapman, Firby, Skauge take council seats

ISHPEMING — Lindsay Bean won the race for Ishpeming Mayor in Tuesday’s general election. Bean received 1,338 votes, defeating opponent Pat Scanlon, who garnered 1,315 votes. The mayor is elected at each General City Election. Those council members whose terms do not expire immediately ...

Stagliano, Ilmonen elected to Negaunee City Council

MARQUETTE — Tony Stagliano and Craig M. Ilmonen were the lead vote-getters in the race for Negaunee City Council. Stagliano received 1,321 votes, Illmonen garnered 1,190 votes followed by Toby Smith with 882 votes. Negaunee City Councilors serve a three-year term. All election results ...

Stonehouse, Hanley and Mayer win Marquette City Commission seats

MARQUETTE — Fred Stonehouse, Jessica Hanley, and Cody Mayer won the race for the three open Marquette City Commission seats in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial election results. Stonehouse received 3,953 votes, Hanley received 3,868 votes and Mayer received 3,432 ...

Angeli, Sonderegger take MBLP seats

MARQUETTE — Edward Angeli and John Sonderegger were elected to the two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial election results. Angeli received 4,669 votes, while John Sonderegger received 3,679 votes. Candidates John ...

Multiple millages pass in Marquette County

MARQUETTE — Marquette County voters passed more than a few millages in Tuesday’s election. Marquette Township Marquette Township residents voted 1,831-612 in favor of its library millage renewal, one mill reduced to 0.8916 mill by the required millage rollbacks, renewed in an amount not ...

AP: Markkanen takes state Legislature’s 110th District seat

The Associated Press has reported unofficial election results show incumbent Republican 110th District State Rep. Greg Markkanen has garnered 58% of the vote with 100% precincts reporting. Markkanen received 25,805 votes, while Democratic candidate Janet Metsa garnered 18,463 votes for 41% of ...

School board seats decided

MARQUETTE — Jennifer Ray and Jennifer Klipp won seats on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday. They received 7,725 and 6,743 votes, respectively. The two MAPS board seats up for grabs are for six-year terms ending in 2026. Also receiving votes were Dan J. ...

Zyburt re-elected as sheriff

Democratic Incumbent Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt has won his bid for re-election for a four-year term, garnering 25,018 votes. His Republican challenger, Joseph Kozub, received 11,413 votes in Tuesday’s election for Marquette County Sheriff. Election results remain unofficial until ...

AP: Cambensy leads Wagner in 109th

MARQUETTE -- Unofficial election results from the AP report that incumbent Democratic 109th District State Rep. Sara Cambensy has 57% of votes with 98% of precincts reporting. Cambensy garnered 26,180 votes, while Republican challenger Melody Wagner received 19,230 votes for 42% of the total.