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Michigan Democrats pick Brandon Dillon as new leader

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Democratic Party has elected state Rep. Brandon Dillon as its new party chairman to succeed Lon Johnson, who is resigning to run for Congress.
 
The State Central Committee met Saturday in Port Huron, where delegates chose the Grand Rapids lawmaker to lead the party.

Johnson last month announced his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District that includes all of the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula. He was party chairman for more than two years.

 
Dillon, who is in his third and final House term under term limits, is expected to resign his lawmaking position. A special election to fill his seat could be scheduled at a later date.
 
 

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