Darwin Booher will not run for Dave Camps seat

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EVART — His interest in the 4th Congressional District seat wasn't as strong as his commitment to Michigan and keeping the state budget balanced.

State Sen. Darwin Booher, R- Evart, announced on Wednesday that he would not seek the congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Dave Camp. Booher had considered a run for the seat after Camp announced on March 31 he would not seek reelection.

“I have been humbled this last week as I have traveled the district and talked with folks about a possible run for the 4th Congressional District and I am grateful for the support and encouragement from so many throughout northern and mid-Michigan,” Booher said in a statement on Wednesday. “However, after careful consideration I have opted not to run for Congress."

Booher has served in public office for nearly 40 years. Before making his decision, Booher took into consideration where he would be most helpful for the people of Michigan.

"My passion in the Michigan legislature has always been a focus on the state budget and serving on appropriations to balance the state checkbook and we have made so many great strides over the last few years," Booher said. "Consequently, I feel I can most effectively represent the people of northern Michigan by continuing to serve in Lansing.”