Rep. Roy Schmidt wins 76th State District in a tight race

Aug 8, 2012

State Representative Roy Schmidt has won in the 76th District State House GOP primary over write-in candidate Bing Goei.

Goei entered the race a few weeks before the primary, and looked like he might outpace Schmidt throughout the night.

In the end, Schmidt defeated Goei with the absentee ballots that were cast before his involvement in a political scandal with House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) became public knowledge.

WOOD-TV reported that with 97 percent of the vote in, Representative Schmidt was up by more than 900 votes.

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-Alli Billings, Michigan Radio Newsroom