The 91st State House has been a swing district over the years, and on Tuesday it swung back to the Democratic Party.
In probably the most hotly contested race, Democratic challenger Collene Lamonte defeated incumbent Republican Holly Hughes.
Lamonte received 19,256 votes in a race decided by 333 votes in the unofficial count. Hughes gathered 18,923 votes while Libertarian candidate Nick Sundquist received 1,856 votes.
Lamonte, a Muskegon school teacher, commented on her election.
“I am honored by the confidence voters have shown in my ability to represent them in Lansing. I think they are sending two messages here: first, voters are eager for a representative who understands their struggles and concerns. Second, their votes reflect their desire for honesty and integrity in the political process. This election has reaffirmed that.
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