Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wendy Day - 4th Candidate to announce for 47th District (HD-47)

I knew Wendy Day was considering a run a long time ago. About three days ago, I did a check on campaign finance filings, and saw she had a committee up and running, along with a website. Today, it's official. This is going to make things quite interesting with the primary, if it hasn't already been interesting already with four candidates in. I wouldn't be shocked to see two more run either.

One thing that everyone can say about Wendy is this. You know where she stands. That's one of her slogans, and certainly true. Anyone familiar with her time on Howell School Board knows that.

From the Argus

Former Howell Public Schools board trustee Wendy Day announced today that she is running for the 47th District House seat.
In making her announcement, Day described herself as a conservative activist and military wife who believes “Michigan citizens, rather than Washington, D.C., know what is best for their families and businesses.”
A long-time activist, Day says she knows how Lansing works and is committed to being a “courageous voice that doesn’t cut back room, good-old-boy deals, with the establishment.”
“We have all been frustrated by politicians who make campaign promises that seem to align with our values, only to have them fail to stand up for those values once they are in office,” she said. “Actions, and votes, speak louder than words. If voters want a courageous voice who will stand against Washington, D.C., it would be an honor to have their support.”
Day fought as a Howell school board trustee to bring transparency and fiscal accountability to the district. She helped develop policies and programs that provided consistent leadership to district employees, more accessibility to the district for parents, and greater transparency to the taxpayers, she said.

The four announced so far are now:

Primaries are nothing new to the 47th district. In 2008, Cindy Denby won a four way primary. In 2002, Joe Hune won a six way primary. Four have already announced here and all of them are what I'd consider legitimate candidates doing more than just putting their name on the ballot. Three of them have held (or hold) elected office, with the other a former executive director of OCGOP. All have varying experience in business and activism. I encourage all to keep this race clean, do the research, and support their candidate. Let's hope the attack dogs stay calm this primary. It doesn't sell well in this country and tends to backfire.

1 comment:

Communications guru said...

She has as much chance of winning the seat as you do. No one is going to forget she made Howell a laughingstock with her book-banning crap along with the anti-gay "LOVE" hate group. She was also involved in trying to recall fellow board members and conspired with Chet Zarko to sabotage HPS. Lansing needs that kind of divisiveness. Since the U.S. Senate and Generational candidates are set, I’ll vote in the Republican primary. We don’t need an extremist like this representing Livingston County.