State Rep. Kim LaSata announced Tuesday she has filed paperwork to be a candidate
for the 21st State Senate district in the 2018 election.
LaSata, a Republican from the Berrien County community of Bainbridge, hopes to replace Sen. John Proos, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits.
The 21st Senate District encompasses St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien counties. LaSata currently serves as the State Representative of the 79th House District, representing Northern Berrien County.
A life-long Michigan resident, LaSata noted the 200-plus endorsements she has received from residents, community leaders and elected officials throughout all three counties. She said auto no-fault reform, talent development and infrastructure investment are her top priorities, if elected.