LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been reelected to a second term in Michigan.
All three Michigan ballot proposals are also projected to pass: Proposal 1, giving Michigan’s legislators new term limits and financial disclosure reports; Proposal 2, giving Michigan voters more rights; Proposal 3, legalizing abortion and reproductive rights in the state following the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Jocelyn Benson was elected to second term as Secretary of State. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel was also reelected.
Michigan Supreme Court incumbents Richard Bernstein and Brian Zahra have been re-elected to eight-year terms.
Whitmer spoke Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) from MotorCity Casino in Detroit.
“Holding this office has been the honor of my life, and I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity for the last four years,” Whitmer said. She also said she would keep building the Michigan economy, repeal retirement tax for seniors, protect the Great Lakes and to keep “fighting like hell” to protect fundamental rights, such as abortion.
“Building a Michigan where everyone can get ahead is what really matters right now, more than ever” Whitmer said. “We are going to move this state forward and I’m excited for all the work we’re going to do together.”