8 candidates running in special primary election for Genesee County district in Michigan House
6 Democrats, 2 Republicans running for seat vacated by former Rep. Jim Ananich
Flint-area voters are deciding who should be the newest lawmaker in the Michigan House of Representatives.
A special primary election is being held Tuesday in the 49th District vacated when former Democratic Rep. Jim Ananich was sworn into the state Senate in May. Six Democrats and two Republicans are running for the seat.
A Democrat and a Republican will advance to a special general election in November, when the Democrat would be favored to win.
Democrats running include Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, former legislative aide Phil Phelps, health care advocate Eli Isaguirre, pharmacy technician Trevor Rodgers along with retired auto workers Don Wright and Dan Hipkins.
Republicans running are Patrick Duvendeck and Don Pfeiffer, who own consulting businesses.
The GOP has a 59-49 edge over Democrats in the House.
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