Justin, his wife Kara, and their children celebrate victory.
Michigan voters will soon, once again, have a strong voice for limited government in the legislature. That voice has been non-existent since RLC member Leon Drolet was term limited from the legislature in 2006.
Justin Amash, RLC contact in Kent Count and candidate for State Representative in District 72, defeated four others in a GOP primary yesterday. Justin is favored in November against Democrat Albert Abbasse.
Not surprisingly, The Grand Rapids Press endorsed one of Justin’s opponents, Ken Yonker, but then admitted the following about Mr. Amash: “He is a highly intelligent, articulate, dynamic-thinker who’s fast on his feet. He has an economics and law degree from the University of Michigan, helpful training for the Legislature.“
We think so, too. Congratulations, Justin!
In Allegan County’s 88th district, RLC-endorsed candidate Bob Genetski won his primary, too. Genetski is favored to defeat Democrat Tom Clark this November.
Michigan has a strong tradition of vocal advocates of limited government in its legislature. Throughout the 90s, RLC members David Jaye, Gregory Kaza, and Leon Drolet were steadfast supporters of social and economic liberty.
The RLC looks forward to having Justin and Bob in the Michigan legislature.