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AgriPac announces endorsements for House seats in special election

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced special elections for vacancies in the state House, with primary election set for March 1, and the general election on May 3, 2022. Image credit: Michigan State Capitol photo
Date Posted: February 14, 2022

AgriPac, Michigan Farm Bureau’s political action committee, is endorsing three candidates for the State House in an upcoming special election.

Candidates receiving the AgriPac endorsement are in the following districts:

36th district of Macomb County (townships of Bruce, Shelby and a portion of Washington).

  • Grant Golasa, a Shelby Township Republican who has worked in the insurance and risk management industry.
  • 43rd district of Oakland County (Clarkston, Lake Angelus, Independence Township and a portion of Waterford).
  • Mike Harris, a Clarkston Republican who retired after serving as a Waterford Police sergeant for 25 years.
  • 74th district of Kent County (cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford and Walker; townships of Algoma, Alpine, Solon, Sparta and Tyrone).
  • Steven Gilbert, a Walker Republican currently serving as Walker City Commissioner and Mayor pro tem.

The primary election is March 1, and the general election is May 3, 2022.

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced special elections for the vacancies in the state House, the MFB AgriPac committee worked with local county Farm Bureaus to evaluate candidates in each district.

“AgriPac is proud to endorse these candidates as Friends of Agriculture,” said Matt Kapp, Michigan Farm Bureau government relations specialist. “Grassroots member input is vital for AgriPac endorsements and plays a key role in the criteria the committee uses to make to make their determinations.”

Candidates are also evaluated based on their recognition of the importance of agriculture to the economy, demonstrated interest in agricultural issues, and possible solutions to such issues.

AgriPac is asking for your support in continuing their efforts by holding a fundraiser that will look ahead to the 2022 election. Click here for more information and to register.