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Decision 2018: U.S. House of Representatives MI-3 Democrats

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues its profiling of candidates. Today, WGVU talks with the two Democrats running for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd U.S. House District.

Democrat Cathy Albro is an educator and small business owner. She’s the founder of Grand Rapids’ Creative Learning Center focused on high-quality child care. When it comes to policymaking she believes in government transparency and civility.

“Our government must begin to put people before profits with responsible decision making, with health care and quality education for all, an inclusive economy and a clean, protected environment. I’ve been a teacher and an entrepreneur. I’m a proven problem solver. No woman has ever represented this district and it’s time for a change.”

Democrat Fred Wooden describes himself as a social activist and believer in equal rights for all. That includes providing health care for all Americans by reinforcing and expanding the Medicare system.

“I have been a clergyman for over 40 years, 13 of them here in Grand Rapids at Fountain Street Church. I’m running for congress because no child in America should be ill-fed, ill-housed, ill-educated or just ill. Because families need a living wage, not just a minimum wage. Because we must welcome the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, because we must renew our commitment to liberty and justice for all. .”

Republican incumbent U.S. Representative Justin Amash is running unopposed in the primary.

The election is Tuesday, August 7th.

Candidate profiles can be found at wgvunews.org/term/politics

Patrick Center, WGVU News.