Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2012

November 7, 2012

GT County Commission all Republican now

— TRAVERSE CITY -- The lone Democrat on the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners is out of a job.

Republican challenger Dan Lathrop of Peninsula Township ousted incumbent Ross Richardson of Traverse City in the redrawn District 1 race. Richardson’s advantage in Traverse City couldn’t overcome the highly Republican Peninsula Township, which had a greater voter turnout at 81 percent compared to 70 percent for Traverse City. The township, newly added to District 1, gave Lathrop a 322 vote win out of 7,622 cast.

Lathrop, a foot and ankle surgeon, spent about $20,000 on his campaign, more than doubling Richardson’s expenditures. Lathrop clung to a one-vote lead in the early hours Wednesday when all that remained to be counted were absentee votes for the east side of Traverse City and Peninsula Township.

Incumbents Christine Maxbauer, Herb Lemcool, and Addison Wheelock Jr. easily bested their opponents in the other three contested races for the county board.

1
Text Only

2012 Election Returns

Facebook
Record-Eagle+
Unlimited access to Record-Eagle.com
Subscribe Sign In
Find a Business
Associated Press Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot