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Last year, Bloomfield Township resident and attorney Anthony Paesano announced he would be running as a Republican for the state House in 2022, in the 40th District against Democratic incumbent Mari Manoogian, and he had invested $30,000 of his own money into the campaign. Fast forward, and the 40th District is no more, due to redistricting, and early in January he announced he would instead be running in a new district, the 19th, against Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D-Farmington Hills). The 19th District represents Bloomfield Township, part of Birmingham, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Franklin and Farmington Hills. Paesano said his campaign is very encouraged by the new map. “We see the 19th District as winnable and we’ve charted out a 10-month plan to get after it,” he said. Manoogian will now run for re-election in the 5th District, comprising Birmingham, parts of Royal Oak and Berkley, Royal Oak Township, Southfield, Southfield Township, Oak Park and northwest Detroit. A Republican challenger has yet to announce.

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