Nakagiri files Nomination Paperwork for Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Hartland, MI: Wes Nakagiri, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, announces that he has filed his nomination paperwork with the Michigan Republican Party. Nakagiri submitted the paperwork, formally known as an Affidavit of Candidacy, last week to Bobby Schostak, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
Recently revised Republican Party rules require a candidate for Lieutenant Governor to obtain the signatures of either four (4) Congressional District Chairmen/Chairwomen, or the signatures of twenty-one (21) members of the Michigan Republican Party State Committee. Nakagiri submitted his Affidavit of Candidacy with signatures of thirty-three (33) members of the State Committee. The due date for submitting his Affidavit is July 24, 2014.
“I am delighted to have submitted my paperwork over two months ahead of the due date,” said Nakagiri. Submitting an Affidavit of Candidacy is a prerequisite to have Nakagiri’s name placed on the ballot at the 2014 State Convention of the Michigan Republican Party. “I’m told supporters of the incumbent applied great pressure to persuade State Committee Members from signing my paperwork in order to keep me off the ballot. I’m grateful that so many Members resisted this pressure. Now the grassroots of our party will have a chance to choose between competing visions for this important office.”
Nakagiri announced his candidacy in August 2013, in the wake of the passage of President Obama’s Medicaid Expansion by Michigan Republican legislators. An outspoken critic of Obama Care, Nakagiri said, “I opposed this expansion as it adds to the mountain of debt already piled on the backs of our future generations. Michigan needs leaders who are passionate about providing greater opportunity for our children and grandchildren than was provided to us by our parents and grandparents.”
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