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The countdown to the August primary continues with WGVU’s Decision 2018 profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Dr. Jim Hines three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “First, we have to be sure that all of our graduates from high school can read, write and do simple math. We need to keep taxes and regulations and spending under control. We need to promote small government and I believe we need to avoid picking winners and losers and spreading the benefit out to everybody.”

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 profiles the gubernatorial candidates. We begin our series asking Democrat Shri Thanedar three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “I’m the only gubernatorial candidate that has created jobs. I’m a small business owner 26 years. I will stop the corporate welfare, not giving money to big corporations. Invest in small businesses. Create an entrepreneurial culture. We got to have a grand, great skill training program so that Michiganders can have skills to get tomorrow’s jobs.”

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WGVU continues previewing the field of four Republicans running in Michigan’s 73rd House district.

“My name is Ken Fortier and I’m running for state representative in the 73rd district.”

Fortier is one of three Republicans running in the August primary.

"I’ve never done anything in politics before. I’ve been a small business owner for most of my life. My number one priority is helping kids in schools be able to read and connect with their communities. Please check out kenformichigan.com for more details. Thank you so much.”

WGVU Decision 2018: 91st House District Democrats

Jul 24, 2018
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Andy O’Riley is the creator of website The Muskegon Channel and the Positively Muskegon Blog. The bi-product of a Teamsters and Pipefitters Union family, O’Riley says his campaign is focused on three things.

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Michigan’s 73rd House district primary includes four Republicans running for a spot on the November ballot. Republican Robert Regan has experience as a small business owner, author and family man. His campaign theme is “Honest, Effective Government… for a Change.”

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Daniela García is has been a State House Representative in the 90th District since 2014. A Holland, Michigan native, Garcia is now running for the State Senate in the 30th District and says while she is a fiscal conservative, she has a big heart for the community.

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Democrat Dana Knight ran in the 2016 General Election for Michigan House of Representatives in the 77th District. She lost to now state representative Tommy Brann. Knight is challenging again in the 77th District Democratic primary.

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Rett DeBoer is a Republican precinct delegate and was the outreach co-chair in 2017. An activist for President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, DeBoer says her faith guides her decisions, including the decision to run for the State Senate in the 30th district.

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Small business owner Tommy Brann is the Republican incumbent serving Michigan’s 77th House District. He’s on the House Appropriations Committee chairing the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Insurance and Financial Services subcommittee. He believes in lowering tax rates and increasing law enforcement funding keeping neighborhoods safe.

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Republican Steven Johnson is the incumbent House Representative in Michigan’s 72nd District. He chairs the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. He is also a member of the House Energy, Military and Veterans Affairs, Oversight and Tax Policy committees.

“I am the clear conservative choice in this race. I am the only candidate endorsed by Michigan Right to Life and have consistently stood for lower taxes and less regulations fighting for our conservative values. I have been a strong voice against the special interests in Lansing and standing up for lower insurance rates.”

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