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Brighton City Council Keeps Status Quo

All four incumbent city council members will retain seats.

The people sitting in the Brighton City Council seats will remain the same in the coming years - all the incumbents were re-elected Tuesday.

Council member Jim Muzzin said he is absolutely happy with that.

"I think we need some stability with the current council so we can continue to move forward," Muzzin said about the unofficial results. "That's good."

Based on unofficial vote totals, incumbents Jim Bohn, Chad Cooper and Muzzin have the top three most votes and will serve four-year terms while incumbent Claudia Roblee, with the fourth most votes, will serve a two-year term on City Council.

Muzzin, who has served on council for eight years, is currently its longest serving member.

"I just want to continue to give back to the community that I live in," he said about why he keeps running for re-election.

Susan Walters-Steinacker, the newcomer, had the lowest total votes with 353. Steinacker, who has run for office three other times, said that was her best performance yet.

City council members are paid $52.50 (a 25 percent reduction from last fiscal year) for attendance at city council meetings as well as non sanctioned city meetings such as city liaison to the Brighton Area Fire Authority and South Eastern Livingston County Recreation Authority.

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