Incumbent Moolenaar Retains Seat

After hours of waiting on in-person and absentee votes to make an official announcement, Congressman John Moolenaar declared victory in the 4th Congressional District.

Moolenaar faced Democrat Jerry Hilliard (who received 8,431 votes as of 2am), Libertarian David Canny (receiving 483 votes), Green party rep Amy Slepr (receiving 269), and 38 total votes for other write-in candidates.

Moolenaar, Glenn, and Midland County Republicans gathering on election night for a Christmas greeting after the cancellation announcement of the Midland Santa Holiday parade (Photo- Ric Antonio; WSGW)

Moolenaar said in a news release “I want to thank the voters of mid and northern Michigan for trusting me once again to represent them in Washington. I am honored by their support and I will continue my bipartisan work to address the issues facing our nation. There’s a lot of work to do and my priorities will be helping Michigan families, defeating the virus, safely re-opening the economy, supporting our farmers, and protecting the Great Lakes.”

He and State Representative incumbent Annette Glenn held a viewing party at The H Hotel in Midland, where they waited for official word on their races.

Michigan’s 4th Congressional District includes Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee and Wexford counties, as well as parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.

Glenn lead her opponent, Democrat Sarah Schultz, by nearly a 2 -1 margin as of 2am.