Mar 23, 2009

Griffin files to run for Senate seat

Rep. Martin Griffin, D-Jackson, officially filed to run for the vacant seat in the Michigan Senate last week.

The seat in the 19th District that represents Calhoun and Jackson counties was vacated with the election of Sen. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, to the U.S. House in November.

This election will be the first step in retaking the Senate in 2010, and the Senate Republicans have been the biggest obstacle to getting meaningful legislation passed. The filing deadline is May 12, the primary is Aug. 4, and the General Election is Nov. 3. So far, Griffin is the only official Democrat in the race.

Griffin was first elected to the House in 2006 when Democrats took control of the House. Prior to that, Griffin served as the Mayor of Jackson from 1995 - 2006. Griffin has experience in government at all levels; local, state and federal. He served for 12 years as a staff member in the Michigan Legislature and five years with U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell.

Griffin also has a long list of accomplishments and involvement, including chairing the Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, a member of the Economic Development Corporation of Jackson, a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of the City of Jackson Planning Commission, a Trustee of Ella Sharp Park Board, a Downtown Kiwanis member, Urban Core Mayors Group, Trustee for Police and Fire Pension Boards and on the Cascade Humane Society Capital Campaign.


Not Anonymous said...

Likely loser.

Communications guru said...

Wanna bet, brett. I’ll be out there knocking doors.

Not Anonymous said...

With you as a face for the Socialists, the Republican will have an easier time.

I have a no trespassing sign at my house and a rather large dog. Take care.

Communications guru said...

Once again, brett, there is no such thing as a “socialist Democrat” in this country and that’s just a fascist Republican talking point. You mean Republicans will have an easier time like they did last November?

Why would I go to your house? We already how you will vote. Why would I waste my time on someone beyond hope? By the way, canvassing is not trespassing; it’s protected by the 1st Amendment.

Not Anonymous said...

You can't get my name right, so I'm not worried about you showing up at my door. By the way, my dog can't read. He only recognizes someone he doesn't recognize.

Although, my dog not being able to read probably puts him on the same level as you. So make sure you get your shots. I don't want you infecting my dog.

Communications guru said...

Very mature post. But, once again, brett, I would never come to your door because it’s a waste of time. Obviously, you thinking I would canvas at your door shows me you have never knocked on doors. Glad to hear your dog has its shots. Just make sure your homeowner’s policy is current with a dog like that. If I can’t read, brett, how is it I can so easily debunk the garbage you write?

Not Anonymous said...

Not to worry. We all know that my homeowners is paid up to date. Just look at the news. I'm with AIG.

I'm sure you like to believe it's so, but you have never debunked anything. You've said the opposite, but it's never debunked anything I've ever said. But you keep trying ka dargo.

Communications guru said...

You know I’m not Ka Dargo. See, unlike you, I have never tried to hide who I am. It’s clear I have debunked your crap time after time, and the proof is there for readers to see, brett.