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August 12, 2013

Hentschel to face Inman in 2014

TRAVERSE CITY — Another Grand Traverse County politician has joined the race to become a state lawmaker.

Former county Commissioner Rob Hentschel will face Larry Inman, a current county commissioner, in the 2014 Republican primary contest to represent the 104th District in the state House of Representatives.

Hentschel, who co-owns Roy's General Store in East Bay Township with his father and two uncles, said he will focus on encouraging small business growth if elected to the House of Representatives.

"We have a family business. We've been here for 55 years," Hentschel said. "There's just too much red tape to running a small business."

Hentschel said he will also oppose new taxes.

Hentschel won election to the county commission in 2010. He completed one two-year term before running for county treasurer in 2012. Heidi Scheppe defeated Hentschel in that Republican primary contest by about 200 votes.

As a commissioner, he chaired the county's finance committee and served on the board of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health.

Hentschel also served as secretary of the Traverse City Rotary Club Board of Directors for the last three years.

The 104th District currently is represented by state Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City. Schmidt will be term-limited out of that office at the end of 2014.

The 2014 primary election is scheduled for Aug. 5.

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