Two republicans vie for right to take on Rep. Meadows


Two Republicans will meet in next Tuesday's primary election, with the winner hoping to unseat incumbent state House democrat Mark Meadows in the 69th district.

WKAR's Emily Fox reports.

Susan McGillicuddy of Okemos is the Meridian Township supervisor. She's affiliated with the Michigan Nature Conservancy and Michigan Sierra Club. Two years ago, McGillicuddy was one of only two republicans backed by the Sierra Club out of 72 endorsements in Michigan.

Frank Lambert of Haslett is a General Motors line worker and an Army veteran.

McGillicuddy supports a part-time legislature; Lambert opposes. Lambert is pro-life on abortion but McGillicuddy says it is not a focus of her campaign.

If Meadows is re-elected, this would be his last term, because of term limits. No other democrats filed to run against him.

The district covers Meridian Township and parts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Williamstown Township.

In another local House race, Democratic representative Barb Byrum has no opposition in the 67th state House district primary, but three republicans are running: they are Tricia Opper, Jeff Oesterle, and Jeff Hall.

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