The August 5th primary election offers an opportunity for mid-Michigan horsemen to support a candidate who truly understands our business. Dr. Hank Vaupel, founder of the Kern Road Veterinary Clinic, owned, bred, and raised race horses for many years on the family farm in Fowlerville. The consensus is that the election for the House of Representatives seat in the traditionally Republican 47th District will be decided during the Aug. 5th primary. District 47 encompasses the townships of Conway, Cohoctah, Deerfield, Tyrone, Handy, Howell, Oceola, Hartland, Iosco, Marion, and Unadilla, and the cities of Howell, Hartland and the Village of Fowlerville.
It's more important than ever for legislators to understand the Michigan race horse industry as we deal with the current challenges facing our business and seek long-term solutions. The MHHA and it's team in Lansing are constantly working to help educate legislators about the complexities of our seemingly simple business. Hank, who previously served as a Director on the MHHA Board, is well versed in all aspects of our industry and will be a tremendous asset in Lansing. Don't miss the opportunity to cast your vote for a friend of horse racing on Tuesday.