Nojay wins the day in GOP primary; Sessler has narrow lead
Radio talk show host, attorney and former COO of the Detroit Department of Transportation Bill Nojay is the winner of the Republican primary with unofficial results reported from Livingston, Monroe and Steuben counties.
Former Avon mayor and businessman Richard Burke led in Livingston County with 1,939 votes to Nojay’s 1,625. Outside the county, voters turned out for Nojay. In Monroe County, Nojay won almost 75 percent of the vote with 1,085 ballots cast to Burke’s 373. In Steuben County, Nojay carried 732 votes to Burke’s 188.
With absentee ballots yet to be counted, the tally of unofficial votes was Nojay 3,442 and Burke an even 2,500 — or 58 percent to 42 percent.
With a margin of victory of only 19 votes, absentee ballots could factor into the Livingston County District Attorney race. Former Livonia Town Judge and private practice attorney Steve Sessler won 1,792 votes, narrowly sliding past former First Assistant DA Eric Schiener with 1,773 votes. Once the Livingston County Board of Elections has counted the remaining absentee votes, officials will be able to determine a winner.