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In The News 2017-08-22T23:18:29+00:00

Friday Morning Podcast Interview

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Shri had a phone interview with Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, hosts of the Friday Morning Podcast. They talked about Shri’s progressive platform, his plans to improve Michigan’s education system and increasing minimum wage.

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Join Me In My Pledge Not To Accept Dark Money

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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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Student organizations host ‘Know Your Vote!’ panel with candidates for upcoming elections

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

“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.”

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Democrat Shri Thanedar Announces Comprehensive Strategies to Improve State’s Education System

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Putting learning first, eliminating overreliance on standardized testing, and treating educators with respect.

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Candidate for Governor: Flint Water Crisis Would Not Have Happened On My Watch

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“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…”

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Thanedar Says He’d Open Governor’s Office to FOIA

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

A Democrat who’s running for governor says he wants to bring the office under the state’s open record laws. Shri Thanedar was in Kalamazoo on Thursday to speak to students at Western Michigan University

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Shri Thanedar takes campaign trail to Leelanau County, Traverse City

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Shri Thanedar talks leadership

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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Dem hopeful promises to be a ‘very different governor’

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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Statement Regarding Bill Schutte

September 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Statement Regarding Bill Schutte

Attorney General Bill Schutte is expected to announce his candidacy for governor today. Schuette is a career Lansing politician who is bought and paid for by corporate and wealthy special interests.

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Off the Record Interview

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Off the Record Interview

Shri sat down with Tim Skubick, Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood to discuss his plans to make education and healthcare more affordable, invest in small businesses, and create a culture of entrepreneurship and start-ups.

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“We need to invest in people”

August 10th, 2017|Comments Off on “We need to invest in people”

Thanedar bills himself as a progressive. He says access to higher education and healthcare “should not be a privilege.” He says as governor, he would come up with a plan to get health coverage for everyone in Michigan.

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Shri Thanedar Explains His Candidacy For Governor

August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar Explains His Candidacy For Governor

In some ways, this candidate’s life sounds like the classic Michigan story. He was born in poverty, but worked hard and managed to get a good education. In fact, he earned a doctorate in chemistry.

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Shri Thanedar-Running for Governor as a Democrat

August 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar-Running for Governor as a Democrat

Dave Akerly, host of the WILS Morning Wake-up, called Shri to discuss his vision of making Michigan the start-up capital of the nation.

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Gubernatorial candidate visits U.P.

August 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Gubernatorial candidate visits U.P.

Thanedar said he wants the voters to understand that he is not a traditional political, but a scientist and a small-business owner. He also wants more people involved in conversations about different types of policies.

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Getting to Know: Shri Thanedar

August 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Getting to Know: Shri Thanedar

“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.”

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Michigan’s Big Show Interview

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Michigan’s Big Show Interview

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.”

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Shri Thanedar leads gubernatorial field in funding

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar leads gubernatorial field in funding

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.

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Democratic gubernatorial forum focuses on issues that impact LGBT community and women

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Democratic gubernatorial forum focuses on issues that impact LGBT community and women

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.

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Interview with Michigan Democratic Governor Candidate Shri Thanedar

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Interview with Michigan Democratic Governor Candidate Shri Thanedar

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.

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Thanedar campaigns in Sault Ste. Marie

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Thanedar campaigns in Sault Ste. Marie

“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.

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Tom Sumner Program Interview

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Tom Sumner Program Interview

Shri sat down for a one-on-one interview with The Tom Sumner Program to discuss his platform and future plans as governor of Michigan.

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Biz Exec Seeking Dem Gov. Nomination: ‘I Am A Problem Solver’

June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Biz Exec Seeking Dem Gov. Nomination: ‘I Am A Problem Solver’

“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.”

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Entrepreneur Shri Thanedar to Run for Michigan Governor

June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Entrepreneur Shri Thanedar to Run for Michigan Governor

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.

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7 cool entrepreneurs we met at the Mackinaw Policy conference

June 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on 7 cool entrepreneurs we met at the Mackinaw Policy conference

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.

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