GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan’s 74th House District seat is currently empty, but the Republican who will run for that position was decided Tuesday in a special election primary.
Voters in northern and western Kent County have chosen Robert Regan from four Republicans to run against the only Democrat in the race, Walker City Commissioner Carol Glanville, in general special election on May 3.
So far, the results are still considered unofficial until the Board of Canvassers certifies Regan as the winner.
The four Republican candidates who ran in the primary are Robert Regan, Justin Noordhoek, Steven Gilbert and Brian Bair.
Unofficial results on Tuesday night showed Robert Regan as the winner with 2,404 votes. He beat Steven Gilbert by an 81-vote margin. Gilbert ended with 2,323 votes. Justin J. Noordhoek came out with 2,102 votes and Brian Bair garnered 481 votes. There were 6 write-ins.
The district seat is open because former Rep. Mark Huizenga, who used to represent the 74th House District, was elected to the vacant 28th Senate District, which had been left empty when then-Sen. Peter MacGregor left to become the Kent County treasurer.