Schuette Announces Gubernatorial Run

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces his gubernatorial campaign in a video played before his official announcement speech (YouTube screenshot).

MIDLAND — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced his plans to run for Governor today in Midland. Schuette made the announcement at his annual Mid-Michigan Barbecue held at the Midland County Fairgrounds.

In his speech, the 63-year old Republican stated that he is running to be a “Jobs Governor” for Michigan. He called for the rollback of the Granholm-era tax increase, and expressed his support of reforming Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance policies. Schuette also resolved to “hold the Washington politicians to their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Schuette’s updated campaign website ( states that as Governor, his main goal is to make Michigan “a growth state, a paycheck state, a jobs state.” The website also touts his record of fighting the Obama administration as Attorney General and standing up for Michigan’s state rights.

Bill Schuette has served as Michigan’s Attorney General since 2011. Prior to that, he served as a state Court of Appeals Judge, a state Senator, the state Director of Agriculture, and a U.S. Congressman. Throughout his public service career, Schuette has prided himself as being “On Duty” for his constituents. He is also the author of a book, “Big Lessons from a Small Town.”

Schuette’s announcement makes him the third Republican candidate for Governor. He joins Dr. Jim Hines and Senator Patrick Colbeck in the GOP field to replace the term-limited Governor Rick Snyder. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is also expected to run. Democrats running for Governor include Gretchen Whitmer, Abdul El-Sayed, and Shri Thanedar.

Make sure to keep up with the 2018 race for Governor at our Gubernatorial Election page.

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