ADRIAN, MI (WTVB) – Redistricting in the state will allow a former state representative who lost to Bruce Caswell in the 16th District Senate race three years ago to have a shot at returning to Lansing. Senator Caswell’s current district is made up of Branch, Hillsdale, St Joseph, and Lenawee counties. Beginning with the 2014 election, St Joseph and Lenawee counties will be dropped, and Jackson County will be added. That’s the configuration that was in place prior to redistricting 10 years ago.
Former Democratic State Representative Doug Spade, who lost by a two-to-one margin to Caswell in the 16th Senate District general election in 2010, has announced a run for the new 17th Senate District, which is made up of Lenawee and Monroe counties. The 17th is currently represented by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville of Monroe, who is term limited and can’t run for reelection.
Doug Spade’s brother Dudley ran and lost against former Senator Cameron Brown when he held the 16th District seat prior to Caswell.