Traverse City Record-Eagle

Breaking News

August 3, 2010

Schmidt easily tops Lile for 104th

TRAVERSE CITY — State Rep. Wayne Schmidt cruised through the ripples of anti-incumbent sentiment on his way to an easy victory over East Bay Township Supervisor Glen Lile in the Republican Primary for the 104th House District.

Schmidt, of Traverse City, easily defeated Lile's underfunded, grass roots effort to represent Grand Traverse and Kalkaska counties.

"My opponent ran a good campaign ... but we've represented the district well," Schmidt said. "I had a lot of good support across the district in terms of voters and financially, and when you have good support, votes usually follow."

Jerry Stephan of Traverse City said Lile is a "good guy," but he cast his vote for Schmidt.

"Wayne has done a good job for us," Stephan said. "He's fought hard for this area on a number of issues."

Mike Pintaich isn't sorry Lile lost, even though he voted for his township supervisor.

"I voted for Lile because he's done such a good job here in East Bay Township," Pintaich said "I wanted to see him win, but I'd be sorry to see him leave East Bay."

Schmidt will face independent Megan Crandall in November and possibly Democrat John Scrudato, if the latter earned enough votes as a write-in candidate to make the general election ballot.

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
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 Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director '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 Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad