“Fighter” 2018-01-02T16:30:23+00:00

Shri Thanedar Releases Second Television Ad

ANN ARBOR, MI – First-generation immigrant and democratic candidate for governor Shri Thanedar announced today that his campaign’s second television ad, titled “Fighter”, will launch on Thursday, Jan. 4.

The ad is narrated by Thanedar’s youngest son, Samir, and highlights Shri’s life story of grit, resilience and overcoming adversity.

“Shri has an incredibly inspiring and unique story that sets him apart from other candidates. He’s experienced dire poverty and harsh adversity, yet always continued to fight and succeed,” said campaign manager Brian Spangle. “There’s no doubt Shri’s tenacious attitude will follow him to Lansing where he will continue fighting and create a more inclusive and transparent Michigan.”

Thanedar grew up in India and began working at young age to help provide for his parents and five siblings. He came to the United States to pursue an education with just $20 dollars in his pocket and a dream. In 1982, Shri earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and became a U.S. citizen in 1988.

In 1996, Thanedar’s first wife passed, leaving him to balance being a single father of two boys and running a growing business. In 2010, like many Michiganders, Thanedar was hit by the great recession, losing his business and home.

“I am the only candidate in this race who knows what it is like to sleep in their car or go days without a meal. Unlike many politicians, I can empathize with Michigan’s working class and understand the daily hardships they face to make ends meet and provide for their families,” said Thanedar. “As Michigan’s next governor, I promise to make Michigan’s government work for everyone again – not just the wealthy and well-connected.”

Click here to download Shri’s memoir, “The Blue Suitcase: Trials and Tribulations of an Immigrant’s Life.” For more information about the campaign and to see the full ad, please visit http://www.shri2018.com/.