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Ananich Announces He Will Seek State Senate Seat

Friday, December 14, 2012

Todd Cook, 517-281-4042


Ananich Announces He Will Seek State Senate Seat

Genesee County deserves a strong fighter for the middle-class in Lansing


Flint, Mich. - State Representative Jim Ananich (D-49th District) announced today that he will be seeking the 27th District State Senate seat being vacated by John Gleason. Gleason was elected the Genesee County Clerk in November and it is expected that a special election will be held next year to replace him.  

Ananich was elected to the State House in 2010 and taught in Genesee County public schools. His current House District includes portions of Flint, Flint Township, Swartz Creek, and Gaines Township. He was overwhelmingly reelected to serve the new 49th District, which now includes Flushing and Mt. Morris Township.  The 27th State Senate District is comprised of Argentine, Clayton, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Gaines, Genesee, Montrose and Mundy Townships as well as the cities of Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Montrose, and Swartz Creek.

“It’s clear now more than ever that Genesee County will need a strong voice in Lansing fighting for the middle-class,” said Ananich. “Regardless of when the special election is held, I intend to stand up for Genesee County families and work toward bringing people together to create more jobs and safer communities for our area.”

The Legislature just completed a lame duck session in which extreme measures were taken that will impact the ability of workers to earn decent wages, communities to improve public safety, and for women to protect their health and privacy. Ananich has been a staunch opponent of these efforts, and has instead worked to unite groups in ways that could strengthen Michigan’s workforce, provide quality education, and resources for police and fire services.

Additional details about his campaign and endorsements will be announced soon.

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