Grant Taylor, the brother of Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Taylor, is apparently running a write-in campaign for state house in the 61st district. Grant attempted to file for the race after dropping out the race for John's commission seat, but had not lived in the district long enough. John decided to seek reelection after dropping out of the race for Tom George's state senate seat.
The only democrat on the ballot in the 61st district will be Thomas Batten. Batten appears to be unpopular with the local democrat establishment. Grant Taylor has been endorsed by the local branch of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union.