Candidates Attend Newaygo County Democratic Party Grand Opening
The Newaygo County Democratic Party held its new headquarters Grand Opening in Fremont on May 2. Over 60 people who attended the event had the opportunity to shake hands with three candidates running in upcoming elections.
Poppy Sias-Hernandez kicked off her campaign for a primary win for the 34th District Senate seat currently held by Republican Geoff Hansen. Flanked by her staff and husband, Ms. Sias-Hernandez informed the crowd of her desire to get to know the people of Newaygo County and their unique needs as rural Michiganders so she can represent them well.
Dr. Rob Davidson is a local emergency room physician at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial who is hoping to win the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Dr. Davidson’s decision to turn to politics came shortly after a town hall meeting last year with current representative, Republican Bill Huizenga.
Sandy Clarke was the third candidate to make an appearance at the open house. She is looking for a Democratic win against Republican Scott Van Singel, who holds office in the 100th District Congressional House.
“We had a very enthusiastic crowd of Newaygo County community members,” states Dallas Dean, chair of the local Democratic Party. “People are very eager to get to know all of the potential candidates so they can decide who might best represent them in the November elections. We will have more events that will include other candidates who could not make it here for the Grand Opening.”
Newaygo County shares the 34th Senate District with Muskegon and Oceana Counties; the 100th State House District with Lake and Oceana Counties; and the 2nd Congressional District with several West Michigan counties.
“Our State governing bodies can seem complicated,” states Shelly Ross, Fundraising Chair. “One of our goals is to help community members understand the different parts of our Michigan administration, what roles they play in governing our lives, and help to inform about the candidates who want to represent us.”
The Newaygo County Democratic Party, located at 26 W. Main Street in Fremont, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. Parking and entry is in the rear.
The next general meeting is Monday, May 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spanky’s Pizza, 1042 W. Main Street, Fremont.
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