MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE CANDIDATES

State Senate District 26

Lewis, the daughter of an Air Force veteran, was born in England, raised in Germany and grew up working on her family farm in Texas. 

 

She is a small-business owner and retired educator, living in Saugatuck, where she serves as Chair of the City of Saugatuck Planning Commission and on its Board of Review. At Northern Michigan University she served an eight-year term on the Board of Trustees (2009-2016), chair from 2013 to 2014. 

 

Lewis studied Animal Science/Animal Husbandry at Truman State University, Education at Northern Michigan University and the University of North Texas, where she received a Ph.D. in 1992. 

 

Her education and small-business experience, community service, and tireless work ethic qualify her to drive meaningful legislation in the Michigan State Senate. 

 

Follow her campaign online at www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com and on Facebook @garnetlewisforstatesenate and on Twitter and Instagram @garnetlewis2018

Senate District 26 includes Allegan County, Van Buren County, Gaines Township (Kent Co) and Kentwood (Kent Co.) 

State House District 72

Ron Draayer has devoted his life to educating, developing, and protecting the community around him. In his 40 years as a professor of technology and cyber security at Davenport University, he passionately prepared our youth and adults for the world of work and service.

Ron served as an active Board Member of Michigan InfraGard, an FBI organization that works with law enforcement, business leaders, and academic professionals to protect our electrical, water, and transportation infrastructure.

Draayer served as a state advisor for Business Professionals of America. Recognizing the value of introducing youth to the world of business, he went on to serve on the National Board of BPA where he developed a new program for middle school students.

Ron is a father of 3 and a Master Gardener, living in Kentwood.

 

District 72 includes Wayland, Dorr and Leighton Twps, the City of Wayland. Plus in Kent County - Gaines Twp and City of Kentwood.

State House District 80

Michigan needs leaders who can see the pressing needs of the day and propose real solutions. Challenges such as crumbling roads and dams, absurdly high insurance costs and our demoralized education system can be addressed with reasonable leadership. As a long-time rural resident, Ludwig has the skills to make real progress.

Mark is vice chair of the Allegan Conservation District. Mark works with area farmers and landowners to conserve resources and improve water quality. He served on the Fennville School Board and Clyde Township Planning Commission from 2012 to 2016.

Mark Ludwig wants to take his strong work ethic to Lansing for real progress. We must get past the do-nothing attitude of a GOP obsessed with divisive social issues and fantasies of cost-free solutions.  

Mark and his wife, Kim, live with their daughter, Nebyiat, on a small farm in Clyde Township and produce grass-fed beef.

District 80 includes all of Allegan County, except City of Wayland, Dorr, Leighton and Wayland Townships.

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