2018-08-09 / News

Mueller, Lossing aiming for 51st district seat

By Gary Gould
810-452-2650 * ggould@mihomepaper.com

GENESEE COUNTY – Mike Mueller (R-Fenton Twp.) will vie for the 51st District State House of Representatives seat against David Lossing (D-Linden) in the November general election.

Mueller, 43, received 5,995 votes, soundly defeating opponents Matt Anderton (584), Drew Shapiro (1,590) and Ian Sherton (946).

Lossing was unopposed for the Democratic spot on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Mueller is an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, farmer (Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill) and small business owner (Birchview Outdoor Wedding and Event Center).

If elected, he said he will advocate for the reduction of burdensome regulation that affect farmers, small business owners and protect property owner rights, which will help boost the local economy.

Hisy top priority will be quality of life for the residents and he will look into concerns such as no fault auto insurance, infrastructure and the senior pensions tax.

Lossing, 54, is the former mayor of the city of Linden and he also served on the city council there. Professionally, he worked for the University of Michigan for 16 years on both the Ann Arbor and Flint campus and taught at the School of Education at UM-AA for eight years.

Lossing said he’s disappointed with the State’s lack of investment in local communities, schools, and post-secondary institutions over the past eight years.

“If we want Michigan to become completive on the global stage, we need to invest in our people and places to attract investments,” he said.

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