gubernatorial candidate

Lisa Postuhumus Lyons photo
gophouse.org

Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette has selected former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate.

Lyons joined the current state attorney general Wednesday morning at a campaign event in Grand Rapids. That's near her home in the Kent County community of Alto and where she works as county clerk.

She served in the state Legislature from 2011-16. She's the daughter of Dick Posthumus, Gov. Rick Snyder's chief of staff and lieutenant governor for former Gov. John Engler.

Gretchen Whitmer campaign photo
gretchenwhitmer.com

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Democrat Gretchen Whitmer three questions.

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

A: “The first thing we’ve got to do is invest in ourselves. We’ve got to invest in infrastructure and jobs skills. That means better education for our kids and ensuring everyone has a path to a high wage skill.”

Q: What is your plan for improving the state’s educational outcomes?

Abdul El-Sayed campaign photo
abdulformichigan.com

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Democrat Dr. Abdul El-Sayed three questions.

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

Bernie Sanders speaks in Grand Rapids in October 2016.
Hilary Farrell / WGVU

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign in Michigan for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed two days before the primary.

The Vermont senator is a self-described democratic socialist who narrowly beat Hillary Clinton in Michigan's 2016 presidential primary.

El-Sayed's campaign announced Tuesday that Sanders will speak at two rallies on Sunday, in Detroit and Ypsilanti.

Sanders endorsed El-Sayed last week.

Attorney's General Bill Schuette, State of Michigan
www.michigan.gov

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Bill Schuette three questions.

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

Brian Calley campaign photo
briancalley.com

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Brian Calley three questions.

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

Bill Gelineau, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate
Libertarian Party of Michigan

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Libertarian Bill Gelineau three questions.

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

A: “Well, the most important thing is my Drop the Cap program which you can find on my website which is cometomichigan.org and that involves lowering the overall income level so that investment community will find Michigan attractive.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

John Tatar photo
Libertarian Party of Michigan

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Libertarian John Tatar three questions.

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

A: “I want to bring industry back to Michigan. We used to be the leading industry of the nation. We can bring technology back in. We can bring industry back in and that will bring jobs and that will expand the economy.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

Patrick Colbeck campaign photo
colbeckforgovernor.com

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Patrick Colbeck three questions.

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

A: “It’s broad-based economic development that lowers the total cost of business operations by lowering the cost of government, health care and energy.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

A: “Eliminate Common Core standards and get the parents, students and teachers back in charge of education.”

Dr. Jim Hines campaign photo
hines4michigan.com

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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