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Township voters to decide new state representative Tuesday

by David Fleet

February 22, 2012

Atlas Twp.- Last November local voters narrowly recalled State Representative Paul Scott from office—now it's time to find a replacement.

On Feb. 28 township voters will choose a candidate from among three parties to fulfill a partial term for the 51st district that will end Jan.1, 2013.

The Nov. 8 election ousted Scott by a vote of 12,284 to 12,087. In the township, 33.5 percent of registered voters turned out, with 972 votes to recall Scott and 1,035 votes to keep him in office.

Democratic candidate Steven Losey, Republican candidate Joseph Graves and Independent candidate Cary Neuville-Justice of the Green Party will vie for the remainder of the four-year term. The 51st District covers Atlas, Argentine, Grand Blanc, Fenton and Mundy townships and includes the cities of Grand Blanc, Linden, and Fenton, in addition to the villages of Argentine and Goodrich.

In addition, voters will choose a presidential nominee at the primary and must request either a Republican or Democratic ballot.