Decision 2018 Primary Election Coverage: Jim Lilly

Jul 16, 2018


Incumbent and Republican Jim Lilly is a West Michigan native and commercial banker. Running for re-election as State Representative in Michigan’s 89th district, Lilly says, Michigan "deserves a state government that is efficient and accountable for results."

“I’m running for re-election as the State Representative in the 89th District, because I am proud of the work that we have done prioritizing state spending to reduce debt without raising taxes," Lilly said. "I am also proud of all of the private sector job growth that has materialized under our watch as we have worked to make Michigan a more competitive and attractive to start and grow a business. I know we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to repairing and repairing our aging roads and bridges. But my colleagues and I have made this a priority in the budget that we passed, and I am pleased to see that we have starting making progress. Lastly I am committed to ensuring that our youth in our state have a bright future. Which is why I am working to increase access to vocational and technical training for our kids. At the end of the day, I am confident the experience in my first term in office makes me the best candidate for this job,” he said. 

Lilly faces Republican challenger Beverly Zimmerman in the August primary. Democrat Jerry Sias is running unopposed and has guaranteed a spot in the November general election.