Shri Thanedar for Governor 2018-05-30T13:10:52+00:00

Shri for We.


Stronger, Smarter Michigan.

Today, those in Lansing tell us that giving taxpayer money to big corporations will magically improve the lives of ordinary Michiganders.

We know this doesn’t work.

What we need is a Michigan that provides high-paying jobs, gives a helping hand to small businesses and creates a culture of startups and entrepreneurship.

We need to build an economy that works for all of us and not just the wealthiest among us. To do this, we need to end non-productive, corporate welfare and invest in human capital, creating jobs and supporting small businesses.

Together, we will bring a new governing culture to Lansing. We will require ethics and transparency and fight back against the influence of billionaires. We end the pay-to-play era in Lansing.

We will create a stronger Michigan.


Our educational system has shown a steady decline in recent years while charter schools have seen a dramatic expansion. I understand how important it will be to make public education a priority again.

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Over the past two decades, Lansing politicians have failed to maintain our state’s infrastructure. I will offer solutions that will keep our citizens safe, revitalize our economy, and save money in the future.

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I am not a career politician, so I have a unique view when it comes to transparency, lobbying, and reform. As governor, I will strive to put the people back in charge of their government, as it was meant to be.

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I am the only candidate in this race who knows what it’s like to go hungry, and I am the only candidate in this race who has created a single job. As governor, I will use my insight and personal experience to grow Michigan’s economy.

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I love the beauty of this state and recognize the role it plays in both our economy and our quality of life. I will work to protect not only our famous lakes, but also our rivers, forests, and our cities.

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Most Michiganders are still paying too much for their health insurance. We must invest in prevention activities that address health issues proactively.

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Every American should have equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe discrimination in any form for any reason is morally wrong. I stand with people who face daily opposition simply to achieve the equal rights they deserve as Americans.

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Everyone has a right to be safe and secure in their communities, neighborhoods, and homes. We need to focus on prevention, protection and rehabilitation.

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I am a progressive Democrat and a scientist. And I know that to serve the needs of all the people of Michigan, we need to come together to set a new path forward with common-sense solutions for Michigan’s families and workers.

Issues such as clean water, quality education, roads and infrastructure, and making Michigan work for working families is my priority.

Latest News

Get to know the candidates: Shri Thanedar

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — After making a major career change from chemical analytics to campaigning for governor, Shri Thanedar (D) says he hopes to take Michigan to the “next level.”


Thanedar Calls on Snyder Administration to Shut Down Line 5

“Everyone is in agreement that a Line 5 disaster is a matter of when, not if. The consequence of inaction will be enormous. We saw what inaction led to in Flint. The Snyder Administration must not fail us again. As Governor, he has a moral obligation to take action now to shut down Line 5.”


Daily Tribune Elections – Shri Thanedar announces plan to get women back into the workforce

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar announced his “One Michigan” agenda Tuesday to help women re-enter the workforce. According to Thanedar, more than 300,000 Michigan women have left the workforce in the last 15 years.


Crain’s Detroit – Thanedar economic plan: hike taxes to fund child care to fix Michigan’s workforce gap

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar released an ambitious plan Tuesday for addressing Michigan’s workforce gaps by funding universal child care and preschool programs through big tax hikes on corporations and individuals earning more than $200,000 a year.


This candidate wants to be Michigan’s governor — then president

Shri Thanedar has a dream. It first assumes he’ll win the race for governor, the first Indian immigrant to do so.