County Commissioner David Buskirk has formed a committee to run for state house in the 60th district. State rep. Sean McCann is widely expected to run for state senate in 2014, opening the 60th district.
Kalamazoo County Commissioner David Buskirk considering 2014 State House run
The local democrats usually have a "pecking order" that determines who their next nominee will be. They actively discourage contested primaries, even for safe seats, by rallying around one candidate early. The 60th district has gone from Mary Brown to Ed LaForge, Alexander Lipsey, Robert Jones, and Sean McCann without any seriously contested primaries. Buskirk, a 20-year county commissioner representing SE Kalamazoo, appears to be their choice this time. It will be interesting to see whether he has any serious primary competition this time.