Conservatives have a clear choice for state representative in Michigan's 63rd district: Vic Potter.
Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger is term-limited in the 63rd district, which encompasses eastern Kalamazoo and southern Calhoun Counties. The population is about evenly split between the two counties.
There are two Republican candidates running. Vic Potter is a businessman (towing) and president of the Marshall School Board in Calhoun County. David Maturen is the chairman of the Kalamazoo County Commission. Maturen represents only Brady and Pavilion Townships in the 63rd district.
Potter is a solid conservative who saved money for the Marshall School district. Maturen is a 'good government' moderate who has long opposed conservatives in the Republican party. Potter is solely endorsed by Michigan Right to Life; Maturen is pro-abortion. Potter has significantly higher ratings from pro-gun groups (NRA and MCRGO) than Maturen does. Potter would be a stronger supporter of limited government than Maturen.
Vic Potter deserves the support of conservatives in the 63rd state house district.