Recount reveals no change

Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS – A recount requested by state Rep. Robert Constan (D-Dearborn Heights) from the Aug. 2 city council primary election resulted in no changes to the original count.

According to published reports, Constan asked for the recount in the 2011 City Clerk primary election due to the 10-vote differential between himself and Councilwoman Janet Badalow, who finished second and qualified for the general election Nov. 8.

Constan received 895 votes and Badalow received 905 votes in the election. City Clerk Walter Prusiewicz finished atop the field with 1,456 votes.

The recall took place at City Hall Sept. 9.

According to officials in the City Clerk’s office, the recount will not delay the election, and it will proceed as planned.

The winner between Prusiewicz and Badalow in the general election will finish out the term of former City Clerk Judy Dudzinski, who retired in March. Her term expires in 2013.

The other candidates were Michelle Doumont (121 votes) and Deborah Ann Tutro (109 votes).

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