Forum to be held tonight for state rep candidates

A candidate forum will be held tonight for the nine individuals vying to be the next State Representative for Michigan’s 81st house district. The forum will be held at the Marysville City Hall tonight at 5:30pm and will feature all the republican and democratic candidates that will be on the ballot this August. Those include Gary Eisen, John Mahaney, Kenneth Nicholl, Michael Pratt, Eric Stocker, Dan Tollis, Dan Turke, Joel Williams and lone democrat Joshua Rivard. Mayor Dan Damman will be moderator of the event. The 81st house district includes the Cities of Marysville, St. Clair, Marine City, Algonac and Yale, the village of Capac, and surrounding townships. The district is currently represented by Dan Lauwers who is term limited in the house and will be making a run this year for State Senate.