State Senator Kim LaSata, on Tuesday, announced she will run for re-election in the newly created State Senate district 17, after the Independent Redistricting Commission has approved the new Senate map. "Michigan’s southern border region is my home. I have worked in Lansing to represent the people of this region, to provide support for local law enforcement and public safety, to protect parents’ choice in education, to preserve pieces of history that make our region so unique including the Langley Covered Bridge, and to keep all of Michigan competitive." LaSata continued; “Our region’s biggest competition is just over the border in Indiana and Ohio. Many family-owned small businesses have suffered greatly under the destructive COVID orders. I have proudly worked to get our economy back on track so that businesses can grow and invest in our communities. While the redistricting commission chose to divide Berrien County, I look forward to working with friend and colleague, Senator Aric Nesbitt, to continue doing what is best for the people of our region.” Senator Kim LaSata currently represents a majority of the new 17th Senate District. LaSata will continue to serve constituents within the current 21st district through the remainder of this term. The new 17th district consists of portions of Berrien, Calhoun, Hillsdale, and Jackson Counties and all of Branch, Cass, and Saint Joseph Counties. For updates on the campaign please find Kim on Facebook and visit her website at www.lasataforstatesenate.com frequently.