Saturday, January 31, 2009

George for Governor?

State Senator Tom George, who represents Kalamazoo County, is considering a run for governor.

Michigan state Senator Tom George explores run for Michigan governor's office
LANSING -- State Sen. Tom George said Monday that he'll form a campaign committee to explore a 2010 run for governor.

The 52-year-old Kalamazoo County Republican said his campaign would focus on the state's economy.

George, a medical doctor, was elected in 2002 to the Senate after serving one term in the state House. He has supported a statewide smoking ban and wants to require Medicaid recipients to lead healthier lifestyles in return for benefits. He heads the Senate Health Policy Committee and is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
George may lose some support amongst conservatives due to his support for Governor Granholm's sales tax increase, as well as his support for banning smoking and mandating the HPV drug Gardasil for teenage girls.

1 comment:

Dan Roth said...

I will say on the smoking ban issue, if you live where I do on the Michigan-Ohio border, you go to Ohio to eat. It's so nice to be able to breathe fresh air while you dine. I can't get out of a Michigan restaurant fast enough.