The special election to replace a Michigan state senator convicted of theft has been set.
Gov. Rick Snyder says residents of the 2nd district of Michigan can vote for in the race during a special primary election on Aug. 7 and a general election on Nov. 6. The deadline to file for candidacy is April 24.
Earlier this month former Sen. Bert Johnson resigned after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiring to steal money. The Democrat from Highland Park was convicted of funneling $23,000 to a no-show employee on the state payroll.
He will be sentenced in August.