(WXYZ) — Republican Lisa McClain has been elected to represent Michigan’s 10th district, the AP projects, beating Democrat Kimberly Bizon.
The district includes all of the thumb region, as well as a part of Macomb County.
Both were running to replace Rep. Paul Mitchell, who announced he would retire when his term ended.
McClain is a business executive and served as the Senior Vice President for Hantz Group. She has publicly supported President Donald Trump, and Trump endorsed McClain in the race.
Bizon grew up in Yale and currently lives in Lexington.
The district is a Republican stronghold in Michigan, with Republicans in the seat going back to 1985 with Bill Schuette, with the exception of 1993-2003.