Local state lawmaker faces recall election - WNEM TV 5

Local state lawmaker faces recall election

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican state Rep. Paul Scott of Grand Blanc is attempting to survive a recall election over his education and budget-related votes.

Voters in part of Genesee County are deciding Scot's fate Tuesday. He was targeted by the Michigan Education Association, and the state's largest teachers union says his policies weakened teacher tenure and cut education funding.

Scott is chairman of the House Education Committee and has defended his voting record. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has supported Scott.

Scott is the first state lawmaker to face a recall election since 2008, when then-House Speaker Andy Dillon easily defeated the effort at the polls.

No recall attempt targeting a state lawmaker in Michigan has succeeded since 1983, when southeastern Michigan voters removed two Democratic state senators.

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