O’Malley defeats Cater in Republican primary for 101st House

August 8, 2018

Lake Ann’s Jack O’Malley advanced to the general election for the Michigan 101st State House seat after defeating Carolyn Cater of Ludington in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.

O’Malley, a former radio morning show host, earned 12,396 votes in the four-county district to Cater’s 2,212. O’Malley moves on to run against Kathy Wiejaczka, who defeated Ed Hoogterp for the Democratic bid for the 101st, in the November general election. One of the two will be taking the seat that will be vacated by current State Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, who won the Republican primary for the 35th State Senate seat.

The 101st covers Mason, Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau counties.

“I’m honored that people would vote for me. I’ve never run for anything. It’s a humbling thing,” O’Malley said. “I’m a big baseball fan. I look at life as baseball, and with all due respect, I am honored to win this. This was the playoffs. The World Series is November. That’s the big one.”

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