Monday, July 3, 2017

Ruth Johnson's Chief Of Staff Michael Senyko May Seek Secretary Of State Nomination

Senyko, left, with Speaker Leonard (DarKen Photography)

By Brandon Hall
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WMP has learned Michael Senyko, Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, may be in the running to replace his boss.

Senyko is reportedly serious about running for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State at the convention in August.

Senyko would face State Senator Mike Kowall. 

Kowall's candidacy faces a number of issues because of his poor voting record, as well as controversies involving conflicts of interest with his wife, who is a lobbyist. 

Kowall has pushed bills his wife's lobbying firm was behind. The Kowalls also faced criticism after accepting money related to a medical marijuana deal, which they later returned.

Also a likely contender: Shelby Township Clerk and 10th Republican Congressional District Chair Stan Grot, 

Grot has been very busy at events across the state in recent months. Grot also hosted a successful fundraising dinner featuring RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel in May.

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. Actually the 10th District Event was a poorly attended event. Grot and his right hand man Cecil St. Pierre have divided the 10th and 9th Districts.