To The Point: 91st state House race

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The general election race for the 91st District Michigan House of Representatives seat features a rematch of a race from two years ago.

In 2012, then-challenger Collene Lamonte, a Democrat, knocked off sitting Republican Holly Hughes. This time, Hughes is challenging the incumbent Lamonte. They are joined in the race by independent Alan Jager.

Rep. Lamonte told “To The Point” that she wants to remain in the House because “it’s really been a thrill and an honor to serve the people in Muskegon County in the 91st District.”

“I’m so proud of the work that I’ve done,” she continued. “Everything from developing relationships with organizations in my communities, from my local chamber of commerce to working with businesses.”

Hughes said her motivation to run is the same.

“It’s hometown. That’s what it’s really all about,” she said. “I’m fourth-generation Muskegon County. And it’s all about jobs so our kids and grand kids can stay here.”

Jager once held a Muskegon County office as a Republican, but he is now disillusioned with the major parties.

“I’m a big believer that both parties have been bought and paid for. It’s time that we put people, the middle class back in charge of this country,” he said.

==Above, more from Lamonte, Hughes and Jager in the Aug. 24, 2014 episode of “To The Point.”==

The general election is set for Nov. 4.



Lamonte for state House
Hughes for state House

Jager does not appear to have a campaign website.

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