9/6/13 - A Brighton Board of Education member has announced his run for the 42nd State House seat. 24-year-old Nick Fiani currently serves on the Brighton Board of Education and works as a law clerk in his father’s attorney office in Brighton. Despite being only nine months into his four-year elected term on the Board of Education, he insists he is not using the school board as a stepping stone to higher office. Fiani told WHMI that the reality of the situation is that the primary election for the State Representative seat is in August 2014 and he feels to be a viable candidate; he needed to start his campaign now. Fiani says if he was to be elected to the seat, he wouldn’t take office until January in 2015 and that would give him a solid two years on the school board, which would be half his term. He says he has nearly accomplished what he set out to do in getting the district on solid financial footing, saying the district is on track to eliminate its legacy deficit and feels he has helped put the district in the direction it needs to go, with the rest of the board and administration. He says his service on the board has provided a chance to see firsthand how state funding interacts with the local, especially with education and he wants to be an advocate for the taxpayers. He adds the that current State Representative Bill Rogers is term limited also played a role in his decision to run, which he referred to as a sequence of events that seemed to align. Fiani noted that he is opposed to the Federal Affordable Healthcare Act and a strong pro-life supporter. As of yesterday, The Livingston County Clerk’s office told WHMI that Fiani is the only candidate to have filed for the seat. The 42nd District encompasses the City of Brighton and the townships of Brighton, Genoa, Green Oak, Hamburg and Putnam. (JM)
Nick and Lana are both strong conservatives and good people. I expect them both to keep things positive and focus on the issues. Both have run two campaigns as candidates. Lana won twice (defeated incumbent first time and unopposed the 2nd time), and Nick lost once and won the 2nd time, knocking out the "chosen" candidate by the school establishment who was promised the position.
Five candidates have announced in the 47th District so far which is the other district in Livingston County. Those are Dr Hank Vaupel, Wendy Day, Karl Kling, Charlie Aberasturi, and Harold Melton.