Carra projected to win GOP state House primary

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Steve Carra looks to be one election away from re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives.

According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary elections in St. Joseph County, Carra, the incumbent in the Republican primary for 36th District state representative, defeated his three challengers in the primary, garnering 3,450 votes, around 1,500 more votes than second-place Jerry Solis, who finished with 1,947.

Retired Navy vet Jack Coleman, who finished second in the 2020 Republican primary, finished in third place in St. Joseph County with 1,771 votes, while businessman Scott McGraw is projected to finish in last in the county, with 1,243 votes.

Carra, who was endorsed in the race by former president Donald Trump, won the majority of individual precincts in St. Joseph County, save for Park Township, Fabius Township, and Flowerfield Township.

Carra is expected to face Democrat Roger Williams in the November general election for the 36th District seat, which covers St. Joseph County and the eastern portion of Cass County.

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