Karen McDonald defeats Jessica Cooper in primary for Oakland County Prosecutor

McDonald will go up against Republican Lin Goetz in November

Karen McDonald and Jessica Cooper
Karen McDonald and Jessica Cooper (WDIV)

Karen McDonald has defeated incumbent Jessica Cooper in the Democratic primary election for Oakland County Prosecutor.

McDonald previously served as a judge on the 6th Circuit Court. She resigned from the bench in 2019. She won 65% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to get the nomination.

Cooper was elected Oakland County Prosecutor in November of 2008. She is the first woman to ever hold the position.

McDonald will face Republican Lin Goetz in the November general election. Goetz ran unopposed in the Aug. 4 primary.

Candidate

Votes

%

Karen McDonald(D)
131,34065%
Jessica R. Cooper(D)
68,22134%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(506 / 506)

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.