At least six candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2018 Michigan Governor Race.
A former legislator and prosecutor, Gretchen knows how to mobilize people to take on our big problems, and will challenge the status quo in Lansing to get things done for all Michiganders.
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A medical doctor and educator, at just 30 years old Abdul was appointed to rebuild the Detroit Health Department after it was shuttered when Detroit faced bankruptcy. He believes in creating opportunities for real people.
Bill Cobbs is running for Governor to clean up our state and give power back to the people. He believes we need to restore trust and integrity to Lansing; invest in our schools, infrastructure, and environment; and make Michigan a great place to raise a family.
Shri Thanedar is a scientist and entrepreneur. His story is one of grit and determination, of the highs of success and the lessons of failure, of unwavering optimism in the face of harsh adversity. At critical points in his life, Michigan gave him opportunities to pursue his dreams. Now he wants to give back by serving as governor, using real-world experience to put the people back in power after years of special interest rule.
Justin Giroux of Wayland, Kentiel White of Southgate, and Clyde Darnell Lynch of Detroit are also considering competing for the Democratic nomination.