It's been just a few days since Cindy Gamrat was expelled from the Michigan House for misuse of taxpayer resources, but some are already eyeing her seat.  Here's a press release from Jim Storey For State Representative.

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Holland, MI – Jim Storey to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 80th State Representative District to replace former Representative Cindy Gamrat. Michigan’s 80th District includes all of Allegan County except for Dorr Twp, Leighton Twp, Wayland Twp and the City of Wayland.

News Conference: Monday September 14th 11am, Southside Inn 192 W 35th St, Holland, MI. Commissioner Jim Storey will formally announce his intent to serve the people of the 80th House District.

“Allegan County families deserve representation that will be a strong voice in Lansing. We need leadership that will fight for jobs so young people can stay here and raise their families and be close to their grandparents. Leadship that will keep government in check, rollback burdensome regulations, and tackle the unfunded mandates that cripple our localities, and leadership to bring much needed ethics reform to Lansing so the people can once again trust their elected officials to be their true representatives.”

Storey is a currently serving in his second term of the Allegan County Board of Commissioners, representing the City of Holland,Fillmore Township, Heath Township and Overisel Township. Storey has spent 19 years serving on local boards and commissions, including the West Michigan Airport Authority and the Holland Board of Public Works, the community’s electric, water, sewerage and broadband utility. He is the former Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Holland Chamber of Commerce. He has been fighting to bring jobs to Allegan County and represent the interest of his community.

“I am running for the State House because I am one of you, and you deserve to have your voice and your values represented in Lansing.”

Storey has the support from many county and local conservative voices excluding current and former officals.  Current  Holland Mayor Bob VandeVusse and Gun Plain Twp Superviser Mike VanDenBurg to name a couple. He is ready to serve day one.

Jim has been married to his wife, Diane, for 21 years. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.