Carey Torrice Enters Race for State Rep Serving Parts of Macomb
The former commissioner has filed to run for the District 24 House seat, which serves a small portion of Macomb Township.
The self-described model/actress/private eye, Carey Torrice, has announced her return to Macomb County politics.
Torrice, a former county commissioner in District 16, filed to run for the state House on Monday, according to The Macomb Daily. However, she must first defeat fellow Democrat Philip Kurczewski, of Clinton Township, in the August primary before she can challenge District 24 incumbent, Rep. Anthony Forlini, in November.
With its lines only recently redrawn, District 24 now includes a small portion of Macomb Township, in addition to Harrison and Clinton townships.
“I think I’d like to serve this time at a higher level,” Torrice told The Macomb Daily, explaining her bid for a state post. “A county commissioner is kind of limited. But I miss being a public official, I really miss it.”
Torrice could still face other Democratic hopefuls in the August primary if more candidates file before today's 4 p.m. deadline.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Democrat Jonathan Garstka, of Macomb, would also run for the seat. Garstka has since withdrawn from the race.