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Commissioner Reader files election complaint against GOP challenger

A member of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners has asked Michigan State Police (MSP) to investigate a claim that her challenger in the August Republican primary has violated state election laws.

2nd District Commissioner Carol Sue Reader (R-Deerfield Township) claims that former county commissioner David Domas (R-Tyrone Township) illegally stated on campaign materials that he was running for “re-election”. Domas previously served on the county board from 2005 to 2018, when he withdrew from the primary. He had also served from 1993 to 2002.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Reader said she filed a complaint with MSP, which confirmed they were an investigating a complaint by Reader but did not identify the target. Results will be forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges.

Reader, who served several terms as a 53rd District Court judge, was elected in 2020 to represent the 2nd District on the county board. When the district was redrawn after the 2020 census, it included all of Tyrone Township, making Domas eligible to run for that seat.

In addition to Reader and Domas on the ballot for the GOP nomination, Lisa Wojciechowski, (D-Deerfield Township), is running as the lone Democrat for the seat. 

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