By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
Voters on Tuesday returned two incumbents and a familiar face to the Riverview City Council while also bringing back an incumbent member of the Riverview Commmunity School District Board of Education.
With a reported 19 percent of 9,215 registered voters turning out, unofficial totals showed James Trombley the top council vote-getter with 1,035, followed by fellow incumbent Andrew Swift (1,034) and former Councilwoman Betty Priskorn (1,010).
Kathleen Bosman returns to the school board for a four-year term after receiving 735 votes, while Amy Reeder 697 was elected to a two-year board term by just seven votes margin ahead of David Boike (690).
More than half the votes —54 percent — were cast by absentee ballot, a fact emphasized by the quiet of some precincts, especially early in the afternoon.
Voters approved renewal of Wayne County Proposition O by a 68 percent margin.
With an 8.69 percent of 28,624 registered voters turning out Tuesday, 64 percent of 2,487 voters approved renewal of Proposition O, while unopposed Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education candidates Fran Babbage and Margaret Marten attained the positions they sought.
Matthew Martinez received will serve on the Melvidale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools Board of Education. A total of 363 voters approved the renewal of Proposition O.
With 10 percent of ballots cast, 64 percent of 19,270 registered voters approved renewal of Proposition O.