Representative Inman Indicted: What Could Happen Next

Michigan representative Larry Inman, of the 104th district, has been indicted on federal charges of bribery, attempted extortion and lying to the F.B.I.

Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield has called for his resignation.

If Representative Inman resigns or is removed from office, the governor would have to call a special election to fill his vacancy.

In State House districts with multiple counties, potential candidates can be nominated by their party.

Inman’s 104th district only consists of Grand Traverse County, so people who would want to run for office would have to file on their own through the county.

The Grand Traverse County clerk says the governor controls if and when to call a special election.

“There is so much prep work behind an election that… she could set it for any time, any month not necessarily August or November,” said clerk Bonnie Scheele. “She’s got to give us enough time to circulate petitions, file, we have to get some things to the printer, get the ballots…”

Governor Whitmer has not yet commented on Inman’s indictment.