District Seat Race Heats Up as More Candidates Step Forward

The race for the 34th District Seat in the Michigan House of Representatives has now grown to include two more candidates. 

Cynthia Neeley, the wife of Sheldon Neeley, Flint’s next mayor, has filed with the state to run for her husband’s former seat and finish his term as a Democrat. 

Adam Leslie Ford also filed to finish the term on the Republican ticket. 

The two candidates are joining the race along with Santino Guerra, a Flint City Council member and UM-Flint student.

When asked about his thoughts on Cynthia Neely’s announcement, Guerra said he was ” … a  little shocked to hear she was running, especially considering her husband just resigned from the seat to become mayor.”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has moved the primary election for the seat up to Jan. 7, 2020 and the general election to March 10, 2020 to try fill the vacancy.