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After expulsion, Cindy Gamrat says she will run for her old seat

Cindy Gamrat speaking at an August 14, 2015 press conference.
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Cindy Gamrat speaking at an August 14, 2015 press conference.

Cindy Gamrat says she will run in the special election for the seat she was expelled from six days ago. The Allegan County Clerk’s office confirmed she filed for the special election. The primary for the seat will be held Nov. 3.

Gamrat was removed last week by a two-thirds vote of the House over her role in a sex-and-cover-up scandal. She says that decision was not fair to her voters.

“I have been fighting for the voters of Allegan County and I just felt like I needed to fight so they could have a voice in the decision, not the Lansing establishment,” said Gamrat.

Being expelled does not stop a former lawmaker from running again for the same seat, and no lawmaker can be removed twice for the same reason.

Todd Courser resigned during the same all-night session before the House voted to expel him. Courser has not ruled out running for his old seat.

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