Jason Gillman to challenge Inman in state House primary

Feb 25, 2016

Jason Gillman and his wife own Industrial Cover Unlimited in Traverse City, which sells surveillance equipment.
Credit David Cassleman

Former Grand Traverse County commissioner Jason Gillman is running for the state House of Representatives again. He has announced he intends to challenge incumbent Larry Inman in the Republican primary of the 104th state House district.

Gillman ran for the seat in 2012, losing to now state Sen. Wayne Schmidt in the primary.

“I feel like I have to run this year,” Gillman says.

Gillman disagrees with Inman’s support for a $1.2 billion road funding deal that became law last year. He says he would have voted against the plan.

Gillman, who served on the county commission from 2010-2012, is now the president of the Traverse Area District Library Board of Trustees.

He says he is prepared to lead in Lansing.

“I study the issues,” Gillman says. “I’ve studied the issues for several years. I write on the issues daily. I’ve been engaged in the political process. I’ve been a county commissioner.”