Canton Elections 2012: Slavens Easily Retains House Seat

Dian Slavens wins re-election bid against Joe Barnabei.

Rep. Dian Slavens (D-Canton) easily retained her 21st District House seat against challenger Joe Barnabei (R-Van Buren), according to unofficial results.

"I think people are happy with what I've done in Lansing in this last term," Slavens said at an Election Day party Tuesday at Canton Coney Island.

Slavens said her focus in her next term will be on investing in education and helping middle class families. She said she also hopes to focus on emphasizing government accountability in the wake of a ballot-rigging scandal in the House this year.

Slavens said she is excited to get started on her next term.

"I wish the best to (Barnabei) and his family and I look forward to moving forward and working for the 21st district," she said. 


State Representative, 21st District Results

Dian Slavens, Democrat*

26,603 Joe Barnabei, Republican 16,587



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