Genesee County voters choose a familiar face to serve them in the state senate.
Tuesday, voters elected Democrat Jim Ananich in a special election to fill the vacant 27th district seat.
State Representative Jim Ananich was expected to win in the Democratic leaning 27th state senate district.
He defeated Republican Robert Daunt, the same man he defeated in last year’s State House race to represent Flint in Lansing.
Ananich picked up 75% of the vote. Daunt received more than 20% of the votes cast.
Liberatrian Robert Nicholls and Green Party candidate Bobby Jones split the rest.
Ananich replaces former state senator John Gleason, who stepped down after winning the Genesee County clerk’s election last fall.
Ananich will finish out Gleason’s unexpired term, which ends in 2014.