At one time, former Calhoun County Commissioner Terris Todd wanted to be the Democrat Battle Creek state representative in the 62nd District. These days, he's endorsing incumbent Republican Rep. Dr. John Bizon, whose re-election bid was officially announced Tuesday on WBCK.

In making his candidacy official, Bizon brought Todd along to publicly endorse Bizon during the announcement. The move is an apparent attempt to sway Democrats to vote for Bizon instead of Democrat County Commissioner Jim Haadsma, who announced his candidacy for the seat earlier this year.

Bizon offered Todd a job in his Lansing office after the 2014 election, which Todd says prompted some soul searching. He accepted the position and switched parties.

Hear Todd discuss the switch and Bizon talk about which issues he sees as priorities by clicking the player below.

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