Kesto, Jackson Win Primaries for 39th District in State House
Republican Klint Kesto beat multiple opponents in precincts across several communities; while Democrats select Pam Jackson to represent them in November.
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Klint Kesto was chosen Tuesday from a field of five other candidates to represent the Republican Party for the 39th District seat in the Michigan State House of Representatives.
Unofficial results show the life-long Oakland County resident received 28 percent of vote, followed by Brad Hantler, a 21-year-old recent college graduate and Andover High School alumnus (22 percent). Nicholas Kennedy and Kristine Zrinyi were just 10 votes apart and finished with roughly 17 percent.
First-time candidate Bubba Urdan (14 percent) and Albert Clawson (2 percent) rounded out the field.
The race was close all night and was not called until early this morning. Unofficial results show Kesto took nine out of 15 precincts in Commerce Township, and won 11 more in West Bloomfield.
He'll face Democrat Pam Jackson, who received nearly 68 percent of the vote Tuesday over opponent Regina Strong, of West Bloomfield. Jackson, of Commerce, is a math professor at Oakland Community College that was endorsed by the Sierra Club and the Detroit News in the primary.