Wednesday, April 17, 2024

City councilman elected as state representative


Westland City Councilman Peter Herzberg has been chosen to complete the vacant 25th District State House of Representatives term. The 25th District includes portions of Westland, Wayne and Canton Township.

Herzberg, a Democrat, was the choice of 6,373 voters in the special election last Tuesday. His opponent, Republican Josh Powell, garnered 4,096 votes. Herzberg’s total was 59.5 percent of the votes cast while Powell was the choice of 38.3 percent of voters. Herzberg will serve the remainder of the term vacated by Kevin Coleman when he was elected as mayor of Westland last fall.

The term will be on the ballot again in November.

The Democratic candidate in District 13, Mai Xiong, won 5,740 or 65.6 percent of the votes in the 13th District while her Republican opponent Ronald Singer received 3,006 or 34.3 percent of the votes.  

The two Democratic victories now give Democrats a majority vote in the state house.