By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — Primary election results are in for Dearborn Heights, setting up races for the upcoming November general election.
Familiar faces could be representing new areas following the redistricting on the congressional, state House and state Senate levels.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) won in Michigan’s new 12th congressional district with 49,783 votes. The district includes Detroit, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Inkster, Garden City, Livonia, Southfield and Westland.
“Thank you to every single one of you who worked so hard to make this win for our families possible,” Tlaib said on Facebook. “To my tireless campaign team and our dedicated volunteers and supporters, thank you. This girl from southwest Detroit isn’t going anywhere. I’m just getting started.”
Democratic candidates in the race were Janice Winfrey with 15,986 votes, Kelly Garrett with 5,775 votes, and Shanelle Jackson with 3,561 votes.
Steven Elliott won the Republican race with 13,029 votes, defeating James Hooper and Hassan Nehme who received 8,721 and 2,885 votes, respectively.
“Thank you to my family, my friends, and my wonderful supporters,” Elliott said. “I am honored to be the official Republican nominee for Congress challenging Rashida Tlaib in Michigan’s 12th District.”
For state Senate, incumbent Sylvia Santana won her 2nd District race with 15,022 votes against Maurice Sanders who received 3,600.
She will face Republican Harry Sawicki, who was unopposed, in the general election.
“Thank you 2nd District,” Santana said in a Twitter post. “Thank you for believing in me and giving me another four years to serve you in Lansing. Today, a little rest, tomorrow back to work.”
In the state Senate 4th District, Republican Houston James received 8,623 votes to win the primary against Michael Frazier with 4,764 votes, James Chapman with 4,142 and Beth Socia with 3,638.
Incumbent Darrin Camilleri ran unopposed on the Democratic side.
In the 3rd District state House race, Democrat Alabas Farhat topped a field of three with 3,392 votes, followed by Sam Luqman with 1,796 and Khalil Othman with 1, 063. Farhat will face Republican Ginger Shearer, who ran unopposed.
In the 4th District state House race, Democrat Karen Whitsett advanced to November, receiving 3,863 votes, while Lori Lynn Turner finished second with 1,883 votes, and Gus Tarraf third with 1,255. Whitsett will challenge Republican Tonya Renay Wells, who ran unopposed.
Dearborn City Councilwoman Erin Byrnes won the 15th District state House Democratic primary with 5,288 votes over Bilal Hammoud with 2,986 votes and Afaf Ahmad with 176 votes.
“Thank you, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights,” she said. “I’m so grateful for your support and I’m honored to be your Democratic nominee for state representative.”
Republican candidate Steven Mackie was unopposed.
The district includes Dearborn and Dearborn Heights.
In the Wayne County Commissioner races, in the 8th District Democrat David Knezek will run against Republican William Collop Jr. Both candidates ran unopposed in the primary.
In the 13th District, incumbent Democrat Sam Baydoun easily defeated Mohammad Mubarak 7,108 to 1,638. Baydoun will run against Republican Ann Clark, who easily defeated Abdullatif Aljahmi 3,392 to 376.
“Thank you to the residents of Dearborn and Allen Park who renewed their trust in me to continue my service on the Wayne County Commission.” Baydoun said on Facebook. “On to November.”
(Sue Suchyta contributed to this report.)