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.
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.