Special Election Set To Replace State Senator

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A special election will be held in May to fill an open Michigan Senate seat in Genesee County.
The 38-member Senate is missing a member because former Democratic Sen. John Gleason left halfway through his term after being elected Genesee County clerk.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday called a special election to be held May 7. A primary will be March 12 if necessary.
No local elections had been scheduled to be held until August, making a general special election unlikely until November. But the Republican governor says it's in the best interest of residents to fill Gleason's seat sooner so they have representation.
Republicans hold a 26-11 majority in the Senate.

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