A local school board member has his sights set on a seat in the State House of Representatives.
Randy Clark, serving his first term in the South Lyon Community Schools Board of Education, announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 52nd District. Locally, that includes Salem and Northfield townships.
The seat is currently held by Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline, who is running for the 7th Congressional District seat this year.
It appears there will be a contested primary election at least on the Republican side. In addition to Clark, Teri Aiuto of Manchester filed paperwork to appear on the primary ballot, a Washtenaw County Elections employee said Monday.. Only Barbara Ryan Fuller of Manchester has filed so far on the Democrat side. Donna Lasinski of Scio announced her intentions to run as a Democrat, but she had not filed as of Monday.
Clark stated in a release that he wants to focus on a conservative fiscal approach to state budget issues, personal rights and protecting the state’s natural resources.
“I am running for this seat because as school board treasurer, I have learned about the importance of the decisions made in Lansing,” he stated. “The actions of our state legislators have tremendous impact on our local governments and schools boards.”
Clark is a lifetime resident of the South Lyon area and have been a local business owner for more than 30 years specializing in commercial real estate and insurance, he said. Clark attended Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan, receiving a business degree. He has been involved in a number of South Lyon area civic and community groups over the years.
Reach Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for candidates to file to run for state House seats is 4 p.m., April 19. The primary election is Aug. 2 and general election is Nov. 8.
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