Shelby, Utica voters to choose state Senate candidate for partial term

Shelby - Utica News | Published October 26, 2021

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — For the vast majority of Shelby Township and all of Utica, there is only one office on the ballot Nov. 2. Voters will choose their preferred candidate to serve the approximately one year remaining on the state Senate term originally won by Republican Peter Lucido, who had to vacate the Senate seat when Macomb County voters elected him to be the Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney a year ago. A small part of Shelby Township is located within Romeo Community Schools, which has two proposals on the ballot.

State Senate District 8
Two candidates are running to win a partial term that will expire Jan. 1, 2023.

Democrat
Martin Robert Genter
Age: 30
Occupation: No answer given.
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: 1 year (Harrison Twp previously)
Online campaign information: GenterforSenate.com
Education: Ole Miss-The University of Mississippi: B.A. Political Science, B.A. History
and the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
Previously held elected offices: N/A
Top goals: Due to the pandemic, creating good-paying jobs will be an important part of our recovery. Creating jobs will ensure that Michigan workers, families, and retirees make ends meet.
I will Protect access to Healthcare and rein in skyrocketing prescription drug prices, so that everyone can get the quality, affordable care they need and deserve.
I plan to make our K-12 schools nationally competitive again. Due to COVID-19, investing in education is more essential than ever.

Republican
Douglas C. Wozniak
Did not respond to question of whether he wanted to update his profile after the primary. The profile he submitted prior to the Aug. 3 primary is archived on the C & G website.