Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey Squeaks by for a Victory; Council Members Keep Jobs





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Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey barely squeaked by Tuesday night to defeat a formidable opponent, Garlin Gilchrist.

There was enough criticism about how Winfrey has done the job that many gave Gilchrist a good chance of unseating the incumbent, who first elected in 2005. 

With all precincts reporting, Winfrey garnered 49,882 votes (50.5 percent), compared to Gilchrist's 48,400 (49 percent), for a difference of 1,482 votes.

Meanwhile, Detroit City Council incumbents, Brenda Jones, James Tate, Mary Sheffield and Raquel Castañeda-López kept their jobs. 

Retired Detroit police officer Roy McCalister won with 60 percent of the vote, defeating former state Sen. Virgil Smith.

 







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