Gov. Whitmer announces special election dates to fill 34th House District seat

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 11:48:00-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday the dates for a special election in the 34th District of the state House of Representatives.

The special election is to fill the vacancy created by former state Rep. Sheldon Neeley, who resigned after being elected mayor of the city of Flint. It will be held on Jan. 7, 2020, and the general election will be held on March 10, 2020.

“It is important that residents in the 34th House District have a representative in the legislature advocating on their behalf, while also providing voters with enough time to research and learn about the candidates who may decide to run for office,” said Whitmer.

Candidates interested in being on the Jan. 7 primary ballot must file by Nov. 19, according to Gov. Whitmer's office.