Driskell making third run for 7th District U.S. House seat

Gretchen Driskell, former Saline mayor and state representative, has announced she will make a third attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th U.S. House District.

Driskell, who previously challenged Walberg in 2016 and 2018, announced her candidacy Dec. 4. Her entry into the race means a likely Democratic primary, as C.B. Smith of Saline launched his campaign in September.

Gretchen Driskell

“I’m running for Congress because people here in Michigan think Washington is broken. We need someone who will work for us,” Driskell said on her campaign website.

“Over the years, times have gotten a bit harder for us and when we needed Washington most, they have been asleep at the wheel. We need Washington to help us start building again, but we can’t hope to change Washington unless we change the people we send there.”

She highlighted job creation, accessible and affordable healthcare, prescription drug costs, and a secure and dignified retirement for those who have worked for it as key issues on which he hopes to challenge Walberg, a six-term Republican incumbent from Tipton.

Learn more about Driskell’s campaign:

Location PO Box 2000, Jackson, MI 49204-2000 Phone (517) 783-6247 E-mail chair@jacksoncountydems.org Hours Paid for with regulated funds by the Jackson County Democratic Committee, 2301 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 101, Jackson, MI, 49202
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