Decision 2018: Two candidates running for state representative in the 88th District

Oct 9, 2018

WGVU’s Decision 2018 Election Coverage continues as we profile those seeking public office this November. Today, we profile the two candidates running in Michigan’s 88th state house district.

Democrat Heidi Zuniga is a former educator and breast cancer survivor. If elected as the 88th District’s State House Representative, Zuniga says, she will fight in Lansing for safe and effective public schools, affordable healthcare for every resident, and a sustainable environment for future generations.

“I’m running for state representative in the 88th District because I think that whether it’s healthcare, education, roads or the environment, early intervention is the key to identifying the problem and creating strategies to solve them," Zuniga said. "As a representative I will take what have I learned as a teacher and a cancer survivor with me to Lansing, and I will be able to leave my ego at the door in order to work with others to find new ways to solve old problems. The time for the party politics is over.”

After winning a crowded primary in August, Luke Meerman is the Republican nominee for State House Representative in the 88th District. Campaigning on faith, family and freedom, Meerman is a Polkton Township trustee, and says he’s pro-life, and supports locally controlled government.

"I sure do appreciate the support that was shown to me in the primary election, and I humbly ask for your support again in the general election," Meerman said. "As the people wish, if they choose me, I will strive my best to serve all of the 88th District not just the people who voted for me. A couple of top issues for me; education, roads, and no fault auto insurance.”

The election is Tuesday, November 6th.