Shri Thanedar for Governor 2017-12-11T11:31:05+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 but I won’t be afraid to listen to good advice just because it comes from someone in another party. I am also a scientist and I know that to serve the needs of all the people of Michigan, we need to partner with all interested parties to arrive at common-sense, cost-effective solutions for Michigan’s most common problems.

Issues such as clean water, quality education, and an economy that supports small businesses will be my top priorities.

Latest News

Shri Thanedar Launches First Television Ad

Scientist and award-winning entrepreneur Shri Thanedar’s gubernatorial campaign will debut its first television ad on Tuesday, Dec. 12, titled “Science.”  The ad highlights Thanedar’s pledge not to accept contributions from corporate special interests and introduces him as “the only scientist and the most progressive Democrat running for Governor.”


Democratic Hopeful for Governor Speaks in Genoa Township

He spoke of  his understanding and knowledge of climate change, a need to keep the Great Lakes clean and pure, and the importance of stopping large corporations from polluting the soil.


Democratic Candidate Shri Thanedar Unveils Women’s Issues Platform

Thanedar Said Issues Facing Michigan Women Will No Longer Take A Backseat, Equal Pay, Domestic Abuse Registry, Paid Family Leave, Among Others


Gubernatorial Candidate Thanedar Visits Midland

“At the end of four years, I will judge my success by: Are Michiganders better off? Is their personal income higher? Is education more affordable to them? Is health care more accessible?” Thanedar said.


Hope Dems Host Shri Thanedar

This dream big mindset carries into his policies on immigration. Having gone through the American immigration and citizenship process himself, Thanedar can directly relate to the struggles of immigrants today. However, he sees immigration as a “win-win” situation.