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Incumbents Clean Up In Lansing Election

It was a good night to be an incumbent in the city of Lansing.

All four incumbents on the ballot - from the mayor to the city council - all picked up more votes than their challengers on Tuesday night.

Mayor Virg Bernero led the way, with 2/3rds of the vote in a 5 way race. He picked up 4,582 votes.

He'll square off against former Lansing councilmember Harold Leeman, Jr., who picked up 1,178 votes.

The sitting councilmembers also topped the voting in the race for the two at-large city council seats. Brian Jeffries led the pack with 3,767 votes. Kathie Dunbar finished second with 3,488.

But newcomer Judi Brown-Clarke finished just 50 votes behind Dunbar. Her strong showing promises to make it an interesting races as she moves into November.

They'll all be joined by Ted O'Dell, who finished a distant 4th with 1,147 votes.

And in the race for the 4th Ward seat, incumbent Jessica Yorko won a closely watched race. She picked up 1,276 votes to Chong-Anna Canfora, who got 986. The two will go head-to-head in November, as two other candidates split another 300 votes.

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