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 , 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 (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 , 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.