Democrat Shri Thanedar Calls For Gubernatorial Candidates To Join Him In Pledge Not To Accept Dark Money
Candidate, Business, and Corporate Backed Super PACs Major Electoral Problem, Thanedar Will Put People Over Profits In His Run For Governor
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“We need a lot of energy, a lot of ideas,” Thanedar said. “I know many young people are attracted by progressive ideas and we believe our campaign is very progressive.”
Putting learning first, eliminating overreliance on standardized testing, and treating educators with respect.
“Something like Flint, Michigan would never have happened don my watch,” Thanedar told 95.3 SBCK. “As a scientist, I understand the mistakes that were done and now I understand what needs to be done to fix those…”
Shri Thanedar is taking his campaign north this weekend, to Leelanau County and Traverse City. Thanedar’s weekend plans include meeting with the Leelanau County Democratic Party and chatting with community members and local precinct delegates.
His goals, if he should win the top office in the state, include free college for families making $120,00 per year or less. The state income tax might be on way to pay for it, he said.
He said that as a scientist, he would look at data and “use logic and reason” to make decisions for the state and, that as a chemist, he recognizes the issues behind lead-contaminated water in Flint and the concerns about the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline, which passes under the Straits of Mackinac.
“America has given me so much. Michigan has given me so much. I got my first job in Michigan. I was able to do my comeback also in Michigan,” he said. “I have achieved my American dream, but there are a lot of people that are struggling … and I want to help them achieve their American dream.”
Shri had a phone interview with Michael Patrick Shiels, host of Michigan’s Big Show. They talked about Shri’s campaign, his progressive platform and the story behind his memoir, “The Blue Suitcase: Tragedy and Triumph in an Immigrant’s Life.”
Ann Arbor businessman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar has the most campaign money of any officially declared candidate for governor, according to campaign finance statements made public Tuesday night.
Candidates answered questions surrounding healthcare, addressed issues they think are currently facing the LGBT community and demonstrated what it means to be a progressive in Michigan.
Now running for Governor in 2018 in a crowded Democratic field, we’ll discuss Mr Thanedar’s policy plans if elected into Michigan’s highest executive level office in 2018.
“As governor I want to protect Michiganders,” said Thanedar. He expressed specific interest in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding areas. He said he would like to modernize the technological infrastructure by making broadband more readily available.
“The people of Michigan are tired of the bickering and partisanship, a lot of grandstanding, the speeches, the passionate speeches. The speeches aren’t going to solve the problem. I am a problem solver.”
The 62-year-old Democrat announced his candidacy at a Detroit business incubator Thursday. Last year, he sold a majority stake in Avomeen Analytical Services, a chemical-testing company he founded, and made news by giving $1.5 million in bonuses to roughly 50 employees. “I want to give back and help others achieve their dreams,” Thanedar told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday.
Ann Arbor entrepreneur Shri Thanedar, CEO of Avomeen Analytical Services, was at the conference to meet people as he builds up a Democratic gubernatorial campaign.