MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZMQ) – A second primary challenger announces plans to run for the 109th State House District seat as a democrat.
Randy Girard made the announcement Wednesday at the Marquette Charter Township board meeting.
In a statement, Girard said, “I appreciate the opportunity to address you this evening. We have a long history of working together addressing and successfully meeting our constituent wants and desires in a timely and economical manner; and, developing ordinances to protect and plan for the long-term disposition of property resources within your boundaries. In light of recent legislative actions detrimental to the people of this Township and other local governments of the U.P, I am this evening announcing my intention to run for the 109th House District in the 2024 Democratic Primary election.
“The voting record and public commentary of our current Representative on issues such as land use determination, energy requirements, and individual rights does not reflect an understanding of the culture and desires of the U.P. constituents. As an experienced and elected local county and township government leader of over 37 years here in the U.P., I know first-hand what constituents expect of their elected representatives – transparency, honesty, and actual representation of their district interests. We do not have that currently. My public service record shows that I have developed and implemented sound policy decisions that matter most to U.P. residents and businesses that always looked out for what’s best for them and for their bottom line.”
Girard is currently a Marquette County Road Commission board member and is also on the board of directors for the Marquette Community Federal Credit Union and Marquette County YMCA.
Girard is Rep. Jenn Hill’s second primary challenger to announce their intentions to run for the seat. Margaret Brumm announced her candidacy just before Thanksgiving.
Michigan’s primary election is Aug. 6, 2024. The general election is Nov. 5, 2024.