Incumbent Roger Hauck wins 99th District seat


Republican incumbent Roger Hauck will retain his 99th District state representative seat after defeating Democratic challenger John Zang in the Nov. 3 general election.

Hauck won about 61 percent of the overall vote to Zang's 36 percent.

Zang did win majority vote in the city of Mount Pleasant. However,  Hauck secured majority vote in Isabella County overall and also in precincts in Midland County. 

Hauck, who was first elected in 2016, previously worked as a Union Township Trustee. He holds a record of environmental policies, such as funding workers identifying PFAS sites and halting raw sewage flowing into the Chippewa River.

Hauck's reelection campaign focused on auto industry reform, increasing wages for educators and fixing roads.

"I’m not a politican — and I’m running for State Representative, because I believe we can’t afford to give control of our State Capitol back to career politicians," Hauck said on his campaign website. "I will fight for more and better-paying jobs for our region and our state, stronger funding for our classrooms and more effective and efficient government." 

This is Hauck's last term as a Michigan House representative. He was not available for comment before publication.