Voters narrowly of the House of Representatives. He earned 2,304 votes, according to final numbers released by the Wayne County Clerk's Elections Division.
Banks beat the next highest vote-getter by less than 100 votes. The outcome means Banks will face Grosse Pointe Shores resident and councilman Dan Schulte in the November election.
Schulte was the sole candidate to seek the Republican nomination and garnered 2,961 votes Tuesday--1,919 of which were from Grosse Pointe Woods, Shores and Harper Woods and the remainder from the portion of Detroit that will be represented in the district.
Here are the total votes by candidate from Tuesday's primary:
- Brian R. Banks, of Detroit -- 2,304
- Scott Benson, of Detroit -- 2,209
- Christopher Cavanaugh, of Detroit -- 1,275
- Valerie Kindle, of Harper Woods -- 1,273
- Gregory Robinson, of Detroit -- 451
- Dan Schulte, of Grosse Pointe Shores -- 2,961
The majority of Banks' votes came from Detroit as figures released by the clerk's offices of Grosse Pointe Woods, Shores and Harper Woods show he earned 591 votes from those locations. Meanwhile, Scott Benson earned 750 from the same community.
The 1st District is currently represented by Rep. Tim Bledsoe and includes the five Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods and part of Detroit. The district was split into two .
In redrawing the districts, the Pointes were split into two house districts—the Woods, Shores and Harper Woods into one along with a portion of Detroit and the Farms, City and Park along with a portion of Detroit as the second district.
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The worry of officials is that representation of the Pointes will be diluted in Lansing by splitting the communities into two districts.