UPDATED: Voter Tallies in Farmington, Farmington Hills

Our results are unofficial, based on information provided by both cities.

UPDATE: All election results are now posted on the Oakland County website. The site breaks out numbers for each precinct, with maps and bar graphs. West Bloomfield Pct. 9 results for the Farmington School Board race have been added below.


13,789 votes cast, 23.45 percent turnout

Barry Brickner 10,173
Write-in - 171

City Council
Randy Bruce 5946
Seth Doyle III 1562
William Huber 2334
Richard Lerner 6129
Erik Lindquist 3870
Kenneth Massey 6693
Christopher Trotter 2702

Public Safety millage
Yes 9513
No 4087

Farmington School Board (Farmington Hills only)
6 year term
Karen Bolsen 5874
Irving Ginsberg 4403
Samuel Ramsey 1415
Angie Smith 3257
Howard Wallach 5174

4 year term
Murray Kahn 5132
David Sampson 5150

Partial term
George Gurrola 8053

Library millage renewal (Farmington Hills only)
Yes 10,778
No    2,723


5,339 votes cast, 29.5 percent turn-out

City Council

Greg Cowley 929
Bill Galvin 449
Kevin Giannini 381
Kristin Kuiken 959
JoAnne McShane 1232
Sean Murphy 747
Greg Sako 184
Jeffrey Taylor 452

Farmington School Board (Farmington only)

6 year term
Karen Bolsen 1085
Irving Ginsberg 621
Samuel Ramsey 242
Angie Smith 529
Howard Wallach 893

4 year term
Murray Kahn 789
David Sampson 896

Partial term
George Gurrola 1316

Library Millage (Farmington only)

Yes 1855
No 319

Farmington School Board (West Bloomfield Pct. 9)

6 year term
Karen Bolsen 95
Irving Ginsberg 231
Samuel Ramsey 35
Angie Smith 102
Howard Wallach 84

4 year term
Murray Kahn 233
David Sampson 87

Partial term
George Gurrola 174

Jim Fields November 09, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Just 23% for the Hills? I'd hope that more people than that actually take pride in their city and want to help it out...
Mike November 09, 2011 at 01:32 PM
Is it me or should there be an easier way to vote? Congratulations to all those who won.
Kelli Carpenter-Crawford November 09, 2011 at 01:56 PM
For the School Board tallies, it would be useful to tally all votes (inc. W.Blmfld Precinct) to show final results, particularly to show the votes for the 4 yr seat. That was an extremely close race!
Annalee November 09, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Farmington Patch - I love the ease of opening my email and finding local election results. It is so nice to no longer having to wait until the next printed edition of the local paper to know the winners of each race. Good job!
Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) November 09, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Thanks, Annalee! I really enjoyed covering election night, it's amazing how fast those city clerk's offices are able to release results. In Farmington Hills, there were 13,789 votes cast, and they had everything out in just a little over an hour.
Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) November 09, 2011 at 06:49 PM
Kelli, I'm hoping to have that information up sometime tomorrow - keep watching!
David Anderson November 09, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Follow the link below to see details of the elections... http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/MI/Oakland/35376/48830/en/summary.html
Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) November 09, 2011 at 07:20 PM
You're right, David, Oakland County's website is a great resource. I'm adding the link to the story.
brande November 10, 2011 at 05:22 AM
In the FPS announcement today of the election results, the district has declared Murray Kahn the winner of the 4-year term. http://www.farmington.k12.mi.us/ Announcements School Board Election Results - November 8, 2011 Incumbents Karen Bolsen and Howard Wallach win the two six-year terms ending December 2017; Murray Kahn wins the four-year term ending December 2015 and George Gurrola wins the partial term (four years) ending December 2015. Click here for complete election results
Faith Brower November 10, 2011 at 11:42 PM
I agree- I knew this paper would come thru to tell me what I wanted to know ASAP! Thanks! People are just too busy to always return calls and sometimes they do not know the answers anyway. This is a very reliable source. Muchly appreciated!


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