Plymouth, Canton Elections 2012: Sneideman, Yack Elected to Canton Board

The results are in for the race for the Canton Township Board of Trustees.

4:43 a.m.

Republican candidates swept the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees election on Tuesday.

Supervisor Richard Reaume (Republican) retains his seat against independent challenger Richard Sharland; Treasurer Ron Edwards (Republican) defeats Democratic challenger Rita White; Treasurer-elect Nancy Conzelman (Republican) wins unopposed race; Charles Curmi (Republican) returns to the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees after a four-year absence where he will join incumbent Republicans Kay Arnold, Robert Doroshewitz and Michael Kelly. The four Republicans defeated Democrats Alanna Maguire and Joanne Lamar.

With Plymouth Township's results in, Wayne County Commission 10th District race is decided in favor of Republican Shannon Price, who faced Democrat James Amar.

20th District State Representative candidate Tim Roraback (D-Plymouth) also conceded his race to incumbent Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth). 21st District State Rep. Dian Slavens (D-Canton) declared victory Tuesday over Republican Joe Barnabei of Van Buren.

3:17 a.m.

Democrat Steven Sneideman and Republican Thomas Yack will join incumbent Republicans Pat Williams and John Anthony on the Canton Township Board of Trustees, according to unofficial election results from the township.

With all precincts counted, Sneideman was the top vote-getter. Incumbent Greg Demopoulos failed to retain his seat by a narrow margin against the fourth-place Anthony.

Sneideman declared victory Tuesday at Canton Coney Island, thanking his supporters and family.

Check the full results below.

1:15 a.m.

The race for Canton Township Board of Trustees remains too close to call with all but two precincts reporting.

With 51 of 52 precincts reporting, the only candidate who appears safe is Democrat Steven Sneideman, who currently holds a sizable lead over the rest of the field, according to unofficial township results as of 1:15 a.m.

Sneideman, the former Plymouth-Canton school board president, has 22,234 votes for about 22.04 percent of the electorate. He is followed by:

  • Thomas Yack (Republican): 19,535, 19.37 percent
  • Pat Williams (Republican): 19,387, 19.22 percent
  • John Anthony (Republican): 19,303, 19.14 percent
  • Gregory Demopoulos (Republican): 19,247, 19.08 percent

8:06 p.m.

Polls have closed. Please check back here throughout the night for results.

6:45 p.m.

Voting is steady at the Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer St., in the City of Plymouth. All four of the city's precincts use the center as its polling place. Currently the building is about equally full of voters and hockey parents utilizing the Plymouth Cultural Center ice rink. Police outside are directing traffic in and out of the parking lot. 

Outside, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) and his opponent, Tim Roraback (D-Plymouth) are appealing for late votes, while Wayne County Commission candidate Shannon Price's wife, Jacki, and daughter, Maddie, wave signs supporting his candidacy. 

City Manager Paul Sincock says voting has been steady but orderly throughout the day, with the biggest rush coming in the morning. 

In Canton, Democratic campaign workers are phone banking and canvassing in support of Democratic candidates at the Western Wayne County Democrats' office and nearby Canton Coney Island.

4 p.m.

The wait to vote at local polling places has drastically decreased since this morning, when voters reported on our Facebook page that waits were exceeding one hour. 

Chassidy Jamnick and her mother, Sherry Sweeney, both of Canton, said they waited two hours at Tyler Road Elementary School in Belleville before realizing they had the wrong polling location.

They ended up finding the correct spot, Summit on the Park, the polling place for four precincts. Lines at the Summit appeared to be moving briskly. 

1:57 p.m.

Want to make Election Day a bit sweeter? If you head over to Just Baked in Canton, you can get Donkey, Elephant, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney-themed cupcakes.

Also, want to prove that you voted today? Share a photo of your "I Voted" sticker—or a photo of you taking your kids to the polls—in our gallery on Patch.

11:30 a.m.

Plymouth Township Clerk Joe Bridgman, who was at his polling place at Fiegel Elementary, reports that 3,181 ballots have been cast in Plymouth Township as of counts taken at 10:30 a.m. today.

9:25 a.m.

Forecasts already are calling for large turnouts today. Be sure to tell us in the comments what number you were at the polls today. 

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Plymouth Township Supervisor
 Results Richard Reaume*
10,035 Richard Sharland
3,553 Plymouth Township Clerk
Nancy Conzelman*
10,915 Plymouth Township Treasurer Results Ron Edwards*
9,394 Rita White
6,299 Plymouth Township Trustee, 4 Positions Results Bob Doroshewitz*
8,971 Kay Arnold*
9,282 Michael Kelly*
8,737 Charles Curmi*
9,006 Alanna Maguire
6,632 Joanne Lamar


Canton Township Supervisor Results Philip LaJoy*
27,269 Canton Township Clerk Results Terry Bennett*
26,470 Canton Township Treasurer Results Melissa McLaughlin*
25,985 Canton Township Trustee, 4 Positions Results Pat Williams*
20,487 Greg Demopoulos
20,290 Thomas Yack*
20,596 John Anthony*
20,373 Steven Sneideman*


Wayne County Commissioner, 10th District
Results Jim Amar, Democrat
26,916 Shannon Price, Republican*


State Representative, 20th District Results Tim Roraback, Democrat
21,445 Kurt Heise, Republican*


State Representative, 21st District Results

Dian Slavens, Democrat*

26,603 Joe Barnabei, Republican 16,587


For more election coverage, including results for the U.S. Congressional races, check our coverage of Michigan elections and Wayne County elections.

Candidates on the local, county, state and federal level have made their final appeals to potential voters, who take to the polls today to decide their next leaders. 

On local voters' ballots this year are races for President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Wayne County Commission, Michigan State Representative, Canton Board of Trustees, Plymouth Township Board of Trustees, Canton Library Board and six state ballot proposals.

You can find more about the races in today's election on our Plymouth-Canton Election Guide

If you haven't voted yet, you can study a sample ballot before you go to the polls:

Plymouth Township released scans of its sample ballot online, and it is presented here in PDF format:

It is important to note that that are two pages to the ballot, each with two sides.

We also have offered a tool to look up your personalized ballot, along with precinct maps showing where to vote here on Plymouth-Canton Patch.

Linda Johnson November 07, 2012 at 12:24 PM
If I recall correctly, wasn't there an article earlier that stated Doroshewitz had just committed political suicide over his comments regarding the whole sign stealing incident? Looks like Reaume, Doroshewitz and Edwards all got the last laugh with this election.
John McKay (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
It wasn't an article, Linda. It was a blog written by a community member.


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