First congressional district stays Republican

WATERSMEET — Michigan’s first congressional district will remain under Republican leadership as Tuesday night’s election named Jack Bergman the winner over opponents Democrat Lon Johnson, Libertarian Diane Bostow and Green Party Candidate Ellis Boal.

Bergman released a statement early Wednesday morning, thanking the constituents, his team and his family.

“I am honored and humbled that the people of the First District have elected me to represent them in Congress. We have run a positive, issues-based campaign, and voters have responded,” Bergman said. “Ultimately, they have decided to send in a Marine, a political outsider to represent them in Washington. I am grateful to my wife Cindy, my family, and every member of our team. Now, I am looking forward to getting to work for the people of the First District.”

Bergman won the seat with 170,777 votes. Johnson followed at 124,953 votes. Bostow came in third with 11,758 votes. And Boal came in last with 4,134 votes.

We will be talking with both Bergman and Johnson about post-election reactions so tune in with ACB10 at 5:30 pm Wednesday afternoon for the latest in election results and reactions.