Larry Crider

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Larry Crider
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 56
High schoolFordson High School (1970)
ProfessionRetired police officer and deputy
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Larry Crider was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 56 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Crider is a retired police officer and sheriff's deputy. Prior to his law enforcement career, he worked in a truck factory in Lansing. He previously served as the chairman of the Wayne County Concealed Pistol Licensing Board.[1]


Campaign themes


Crider made the following the points of his campaign:[2] "*Restore the funding to our local classrooms, so our kids have the education they need to excel;

  • Help seniors and struggling families by repealing the senior tax and restoring tax credits to middle-class families;
  • Protect the rights of hunters and fishermen, promoting and protecting our Great Lakes."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Crider ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 56. He defeated Joe Astro in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Dale W. Zorn (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Zorn Incumbent 57.6% 23,592
     Democratic Larry Crider 42.4% 17,338
Total Votes 40,930
Michigan House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Crider 59.9% 2,986
Joe Astro 40.1% 2,000
Total Votes 4,986


Crider is the eldest of four children; his mother was a teacher who taught kindergarten through sixth grade.[5]

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