GLEP-Endorsed Mary Whiteford Wins Allegan House Primary

State’s leading education advocacy group calls Whiteford a “Champion for Kids”

Lansing, MI – Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township), endorsed and supported by the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP), was successful in today’s special primWhitefordary election to fill a vacancy in the 80th State House district.  Whiteford came out on top of 8 Republican candidates to earn the nomination in the Allegan County seat.

“We’re very pleased Allegan County’s Republican primary voters agree with us that Mary Whiteford will be ‘Champion for Kids’ and deserves to represent them in the House of Representatives. Now let’s start the general election,” said Gary Naeyaert, GLEP Executive Director.  

Today’s special primary election was necessary due to the expulsion of former Representative Cindy Gamrat on September 11. The general election between Whiteford and David Gernant (D-Plainwell), will be held on March 8, 2016. The district is considered a safe Republican seat.

During the 2014 election cycle, GLEP-endorsed candidates were successful in over 90% of State Senate and State House races.


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