Speaker of the House Andy Dillon today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
"My vision for Michigan's future is based on creating good jobs in growing sectors of the economy and in making sure the people of Michigan are prepared for those jobs," said Dillon.
Dillon's announcement kick-off in Redford was the first of several stops around the state, including Lansing Community College - West Campus in Lansing and Hangar42 Studios in Grand Rapids. The two-day tour will culminate with a special event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Andy Dillon is currently serving his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives and his second term as Speaker of the House.
Other Democratic candidates include state Rep. Alma Wheeler-Smith, former Genesee County Treasurer Dan Kildee and current Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.
More information on Andy Dillon can be found on his website.
The Michigan Democratic State Central Committee approved the Endorsement Convention for April 17th. This Convention is the first of its kind in Michigan and should give our Democratic candidates an advantage in the upcoming election.
At the Endorsement Convention, we will endorse a candidate for Attorney General and for Secretary of State - months ahead of when they will be officially nominated in August. This will help our candidates in their campaign efforts by giving them more time to meet voters, travel throughout the state, and raise more money to defeat Republicans in the general election in November.
Join us on April 17th to endorse our candidates at what is sure to be an exciting weekend for Democrats.
Today's regular monthly meeting for the Bay County Young Dems has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled and will take place on Monday, March 1st at 7:30 at Brewtopia.
Bay County Young Dems Meeting
When: Monday, February 22, 7:30pm
Where: Brewtopia Coffee
Details: We will be voting on Bylaw recommendations.
Bay County Democratic Party Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 23, 7:00pm
Where: American Legion Post 18 700 Adams Street Bay City, MI 48708
When: Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm
Where: Krysiak's Restaurant 1605 Michigan Avenue Bay City
Details: Speaker - Dawn Klida
Bay County Democratic Party Annual Membership Chicken Dinner
When: Sunday, March 7, 4:30pm
Where: Kawkawlin Township Hall, 1800 East Parish Road, Kawkawlin MI
Details: Social Hour: 4:30p.m., Dinner: 5p.m.
Tickets: $10 - in advance $15 - at the door
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero launched his campaign for Michigan governor this morning in Detroit. Bernero has two other stops scheduled today in Grand Rapids and Lansing.
It’s time for a new vision. We’re done playing games, we’re fighting back,” Bernero said. Bernero has been exploring the possibility of a run for more than a month and chose Detroit Chassis for the location of his announcement.
The only other official Democratic candidate is state Rep. Alma Wheeler-Smith.
Other potential Democratic candidates include House Speaker Andy Dillon, MSU Trustee George Perles, former Flint Mayor Don Williamson, Detroit businesswoman Denise Ilitch, former state Treasurer Bob Bowman and former Genesee County Treasurer Dan Kildee.
More information on Virg Bernero, including an announcement video, can be found at his website.
Governor Jennifer Granholm -
The 2008 Election year provided terrific results for the Bay County Democrats!! With your volunteerism, energy and contributions, we were successful in electing Democrats from our local office holders to Barack Obama.
For the 2010 Election it will take perseverance and the same dedication to elect Democrats in all of the State offices from Governor, State Senator, State Representatives and County Commissioners. We cannot afford to rest on our laurels. We must persist in our efforts to re-elect first-class Democrat incumbents and elect additional high-quality Democrats in 2010. We need your continued support to succeed!
Renew your dedication in 2010 by joining together at the Annual Membership Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Kawkawlin Township Hall, 1836 E. Parish Road. Refreshments will begin at 4:30p.m. with dinner at 5:00p.m. The tickets are $10/person for payments received by Friday, February 27, 2010. Tickets at the door will be $15/person. Children under 5 are free. Mail your ticket money to: Bay County Democratic Party, 2341 East Beaver Road, Kawkawlin, MI 48631.
Following the dinner the presentation of the Tony Bielawski Award will be made to recognize a member who has created a spirit of goodwill and unity within our Party and who has consistently volunteered to our Bay County Democratic Party.
Bay County Democratic Party Chairman