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WGVU Decision 2018: Michigan 77th House District Republicans

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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.

“I’m not a big shot. I’m wearing an apron now and I’m going to sweep my parking lot in a couple of minutes. I’m a blue collar restaurant owner and I bring my restaurant, small business, my employee’s problems, my customer’s problems, I bring them to Lansing. I’m good at this job and I care about my constituents and I’m available. You can find me at my restaurant any time.”

Brann’s challenger is Republican Jordan T. Oesch. He opposes new taxes, would seek to repeal the state’s gasoline tax and look for ways to shrink the state’s budget.

“I hope for anyone looking for a representative to advance their community’s values to Lansing, and help create improved economic opportunity for everyone in the state, will consider supporting me in the August 7th primary. Thank you.”

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.