2018-10-25 / News

Two vie for 32nd District state senate seat

Two candidates are running for the 32nd District State Senate seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election.

Incumbent Republican Ken Horn is facing Democratic challenger Phil Phelps.

Ken Horn, 59, of Frankenmuth, holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Concordia College. He is a member of several chambers of commerce, the Fordney Club, the 100 Club of Saginaw, and Field and Stream, as well as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Council for the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Horn said, “My top priority in Lansing has been to set the stage for great jobs and great paychecks for anyone willing to work. I look forward to continuing our work building the kind of Michigan your family deserves.”

Phil Phelps, 39, of Flushing, is currently serving as 49th House District state representative since 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan-Flint, and has also attended the Tuscola Tech Center (two years in agricultural science), Delta College and Mott Community College.

Prior to being elected as state representative, he was chief of staff for Rep. Pam Faris, special advisor to former Democratic House Leader Rick Hammel, and region director of external affairs to the Granholm/Cherry Administration.

Phelps said his priorities are good paying jobs and secure retirement, investing the in future through education and infrastructure, and government transparency and accountability.

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