Bill Schuette wins Republican primary

Lansing, MIch. - State Attorney General Bill Schuette has won the Republican primary for Michigan Governor, defeating 3 other candidates.

Schuette beat Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines on Tuesday. Democrats running were former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed and entrepreneur Shri Thanedar.

The Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser released a statement on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s victory:

“Bill Schuette has dedicated his life to fighting for the people of Michigan. As Attorney General, Bill has been a tireless advocate, tackling some of our state’s most important issues including human trafficking, opioid addiction, the processing of rape kits, and defending our schools from violence. I am proud to stand with Bill Schuette and know that as our next Governor, he will lead our state into another decade of prosperity. He has my full support and the Michigan Republican Party will work tirelessly to ensure that Bill is victorious in November.”

Schuette is currently Michigan's Attorney General. He's the 53rd AG for the state of Michigan.

"We need more jobs and bigger paychecks. Michigan families shouldn’t have to settle for less than being the best. We’re Michigan, and it’s time to win again."

Schuette formed the Michigan Commission of Human Trafficking, is behind the plan to fund the testing of thousands of forgotten DNA evidence boxes in hopes of providing justice to victims of sexual assault, and most recently he put 1000 new police officers on the street.

He was the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and advocated for the state's farmers. He has created the Michigan Harvest Gathering, a food and fund drive to benefit Michigan’s food banks.

He calls himself a fiscal conservative who has fought against tax increases. He wants Michigan families to keep more their money. He successfully sued to stop the Obama administration from imposing job-killing regulations on Michigan's economy. And he led the termination of taxpayer-funded pensions for 13 Detroit school principals who had embezzled millions of dollars.

Some of his focuses are on more jobs, ending the opioid crisis, rolling back a tax increase put in place by Gov. Granholm, cutting auto insurance rates, protecting victims of human trafficking and sexual assault, and better schools in Michigan.

He's a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Science. He also studied in Scotland and received his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He worked with Reagan's administration that led to the creation of more than 20 million jobs and some of the biggest tax cuts in American history.

He and his wife live in their hometown of Midland with two children.

He has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Candice Miller, Police Officers Association of Michigan, Right to Life of Michigan PAC, and the NRA.

His website is: https://billschuette.com/

You can watch live from election night in Midland on the link here.