Lansing Council races set for November

On Tuesday, Lansing residents selected who would be on the ballot for two city council races. (MGN)
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LANSING, MI (WILX) - Tuesday, Lansing voters chose who will be on the ballot in November for the Ward 1 City Council seat as well as the two open seats for at-large council members.

In the at-large race, the incumbents Carol Wood and Patricia Spitzley were the top two vote getters. Wood received over 5,000 votes, while Sptizley received just under 4,000.

Yanice Jackson-Long and Julee Rodocker will also be on the ballot for the at-large seats in November having come in both third and fourth in the at-large race, respectively.

There were four challengers trying to replace Jody Washington in the city's1st Ward seat as a member of the city council.

Washington, who was first elected in 2011, is running for her third term.

Washington came in first Tuesday night with just under nine-hundred votes. In November she will be facing Brandon Betz who came in second in the five person field with just over six-hundred votes.

Other candidates in the Ward 1 race included: real estate broker James Pyle, Scott Hughes, who works in the Ingham County Prosecutor's office, and political science student and assistant teacher Farhan Sheik-Omar.

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