JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Less than 24 hours from the 2016 August Primary vote, and the Republican candidates for the 64th District in Jackson County are out knocking on doors.
“I believe what differentiates me from the other gentlemen is my unique experiences. I’m a small business owner. I’m a farmer. I’m a teacher for 22 years. Mother of four with a marine son and county commissioner for the last five and a half years. I know I have the skill-set needed to serve the people of the community and it would be my honor to serve,” said candidate Julie Alexander.
Phil Tripp who owns Tripp’s Auto Shop believes he’s qualified for the position as well.
“I’m an ambassador to Jackson. I’ve been one for the past thirty years, and whether Republican or Democrat . . . I’m a Republican. A proud Republican. In fact, I was Republican of the year. But I am available to people. There are people from all walks of life supporting us, ” said candidate Tripp.
John Griffin had this to say about his campaign.
“I think I work hard. I have a great reputation for honesty and integrity. You know, all my career I’ve been a problem solver. I don’t get hung up into politics too often. You know, you have to get things done and I think that’s part of the problem of what we got in the House of Representatives. There’s more posturing than there is problem solving,” said Griffin.
Democrats Peter Bormuth and Ron Brooks are seeking their party’s nomination in tomorrow’s primary to oppose the Republican in the November election.