Three Republicans seek vacated House seat
David Davis (left), Shane Saunders and Ken Walker: All three candidates stress basic Republican tenets of lower taxes and smaller government, but they say they are also concerned about the state's public education system
House District 71
Voters in House District 71 will once again start the process of trying to fill the vacant House District 71 seat with a Republican primary between Katie Henke and Evelyn Rogers on June 26.
The winner will face Democrat Dan Arthrell in the Nov. 6 general election.
HD 71 has been vacant since December, when Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan resigned to become chief executive officer of the Grand River Dam Authority. A February primary put Henke and Arthrell into a special election on April 3.
Arthrell lead by three votes in unofficial returns, but a recount put Henke ahead by one. The state Supreme Court voided the election when two ballots for Arthrell were found in one a voting machine.
Henke won a clear majority in the February Republican primary, while Rogers finished last in a field of five.
Randy Krehbiel 918-581-8365
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