Singh leads in race for 69th District state House seat

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East Lansing Democrat Sam Singh is seeking to fend off Republican challenger George Nastas for a third term representing District 69 in the Michigan House of Representatives.

With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Singh leads Nastas 77 percent to 23 percent.

State Rep. Sam Singh, D-East Lansing

Singh

69th District state House Republican challenger George Nastas of Haslett

Nastas

The district includes East Lansing, Meridian Township, Williamstown Township and Locke Township across northern Ingham County.

Nastas, of Haslett, is a retired Michigan State University marketing professor. His campaign has focused on plans to cut spending, reform car insurance policies, shift state fuel taxes to road repairs, and combat climate change by expanding alternative energy and natural gas use for power plants.

A former member of the East Lansing City Council, the 45-year-old Singh graduated from MSU in 1994.

His first Michigan House race was in 2012, when he beat Republican Susan McGillicuddy by nearly 30 percentage points. Singh followed with a 35-point margin in 2014 over Republican Frank Lambert.