VanderWall Drops Senate Re-election Bid, Announces State House Run

In a strategic move for the party and his family, Senator Curt VanderWall of Ludington announced Thursday he will pull his re-election campaign for State Senate and instead run for a State House seat.

Recently Senator Jon Bumstead moved to Muskegon and announced he would run for the new 32nd District, where VanderWall also lives.Vanderwall House Run Vsv 3 24 2200 00 27 22still001

This would pit the two against each other in the primary or VanderWall and his family would have to move to a different district. He says that will not happen.

Instead, VanderWall will run for the House seat, where he has four years left of eligibility. Afterward he plans to make a run back to the Senate to finish his eligibility there.

“In the sake of keeping the majority and making sure we can get good policy across for the state of Michigan, I felt it was the right time, for the right reason,” said VanderWall.

The new 102nd State House district does not have an incumbent living in it to challenge VanderWall in the primary or general election.