Cynthia Neeley will represent most of the city of Flint in the Michigan House.
She is the wife of Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley, who held the seat before he won election as mayor of Flint last November. With more than 70 percent of the votes counted, Neeley led her opponent, republican Adam Ford by a margin of 86 to 8 percent.
Ms. Neeley is the owner of Make Me Over salon in Flint. She previously won a special Democratic party primary election in January to fill the vacant House seat.