Michigan House leader files to run for re-election

Jase Bolger seeking his third and final 2-year term

Published On: Jan 28 2012 01:03:58 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2012 04:08:51 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. -

Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger says he's filed the paperwork necessary to run for re-election.

The move by Bolger on Friday means he'll be seeking his third and final two-year term in the state House during this year's elections. The Republican from Marshall represents Michigan's 63rd district. Bolger leads the Republican majority in the House. He's been instrumental in changes to Michigan's tax structure and other reforms made in the past year in cooperation with the Republican-led Senate and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Bolger easily won re-election to his House seat in 2010, getting nearly 63 percent of the vote.