Former State Rep. Todd Courser to run for Lapeer prosecutor’s office

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 17:15:07-04

LANSING, Mich. – Former State Representative Todd Courser, charged with misconduct in office, announced Tuesday that he is running to become the next prosecutor for Lapeer County.

Courser told FOX 17’s Dana Chicklas the news Tuesday while at a hearing to determine some of the procedures of his upcoming trial.

Courser resigned from the state legislature over charges of misconduct and lying under oath last year while trying to cover up an affair with another representative, Cindy Gamrat of Allegan County.  Gamrat was removed from office by the legislature and is also facing charges.

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file for the upcoming August primary elections.  Courser posted this statement:

Today, after much prayer and consideration, I took the step and filed the necessary paperwork to run for the position of Prosecuting Attorney for Lapeer County.  I feel it is important to make sure that this position, like any other authority position, is not used for personal benefit or political advantage.  Such a position should never be used to exact political retribution against one’s enemies nor give favor to one’s friends. I look forward to speaking with Lapeer County residents about my candidacy and welcome a vigorous debate on the issues surrounding this position. Thank you and God bless you and your families!