Francis X. Donnelly, The Detroit News | Published 9:34 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2018
Two female political newcomers were leading established Republican candidates in state legislative races in battleground Oakland County, according to unofficial election returns.
Democrat Mari Manoogian of Birmingham bested Republican strategist David Wolkinson of Birmingham for House District 40. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, she gathered 57 percent of the vote to Wolkinson's 43 percent, according to county clerk results.
The 40th District, which is represented by term-limited Rep. Michael McCready, R-Birmingham, includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and parts of West Bloomfield Township.