A familiar face has filed signatures to get on the ballot to become Michigan's next governor.
Current Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and his family, together filed the signatures required to qualify for the Republican primary for governor with the Secretary of State at 9:30 Tuesday morning.
“With the filing of more than 25,000 signatures, our campaign is taking a big step forward, and I’m thrilled to have my family by my side for this day. I’m proud to have played a leading role in Michigan’s comeback over the last 8 years. By working together, we’ve been able to cut taxes, balance the budget and add more than 540,000 new jobs. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a millennial, or raising a family, Michigan is now a state where people want to be.” Brian Calley said. “Michigan’s progress over the last 8 years shows what we can achieve with the right leadership and vision. I’m the only candidate running with a plan to continue the comeback and take it to the next level.”
Calley and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lead the Republican candidates in the race for governor.
On the Democratic side, Gretchen Whitmer is joined by Shri Thanedar, Abdul El-Sayed, and Bill Cobbs.
Whitmer filed her signatures in Lansing last week to qualify for the ballot.
The deadline for all gubernatorial candidates to file is next Tuesday.
The primary is set for August.