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Novi's Hugh Crawford announces bid for State Senate seat
March 20, 2017

NOVI, MI - Oakland County Commissioner Hugh Crawford (R-Novi) announced over the weekend he plans to run for State Senate in 2018.

Crawford currently represents Novi in the county’s 9th District. He has filed to run for the State Senate seat, which will be vacated by current Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall on December 31, 2018. Kowall is term-limited after eight years of service. The open Senatorial seat will be selected by voters at the general election on November 6, 2018.

“I welcome the challenge to return to Lansing and serve the great residents of southwest Oakland County,” Crawford said. “I firmly believe that citizenship is not a spectator sport. For me, that means I have an obligation for public service and a focus on getting things done for you.”

Crawford has a wealth of experience that can’t be matched by his opponents.

He served as the 38th District’s State Representative for six years in Lansing (2008-2014). During that time, Crawford was the Chairman of the powerful Regulatory Reform Committee. Under Hugh’s leadership, more than 2,000 state government rules and regulations were removed between 2011 and 2014, helping to create more and better jobs for Michigan families.

“My passion for public service is well documented,” Crawford said. “My track record in getting things done for my constituents, with a fiscally conservative and responsible attitude, speaks for itself.”

A long-time Community Leader, Crawford began his political career as a Novi City Councilmember after retiring as a Xerox technician. He has held elected public office at the city, county and state levels. Crawford also is an honorably discharged member of the United States Marine Corps.

“I am proud to say that I have lived and worked in Michigan all of my life,” Crawford said. “It’s been an honor to serve Michigan residents, and I look forward to returning to Lansing as a State Senator.”

The open Senate seat serves Michigan’s 15th District, which includes Novi, Novi Township, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Commerce Township, Walled Lake, Milford, Orchard Lake, Wixom, White Lake Township, West Bloomfield Township and the Oakland County portion of the City of Northville.