The race to become the new state representative for the 47th District just got a little more crowded. The heavily Republican district, which covers the Howell, Fowlerville and Hartland areas, is currently represented by term-limited State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville.
Howell resident Zachary Dyba filed paperwork today for the Republican primary, joining Livingston County Commissioner Bob Bezotte and Marion Township resident Yvonne Black on the GOP side. No Democrats have filed for the seat as of now.
Dyba currently works as the assistant to the township manager in Brighton Township. He hasn’t sent out an announcement press release yet, but according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s an Illinois native who previously worked as an administrative intern for the City of Mundelein, Illinois, from 2013-2015.
For a while, it looked as though Bezotte – who is also a former Livingston County sheriff – would have an uncontested path to the GOP nomination, but the race has gotten more crowded in recent weeks. And rumors continue to circulate that at least one more candidate will join the field before the April 21 filing deadline.