Megan Crandall has filed to run as a Democrat in the race for Grand Traverse County’s state House seat. In 2010, the Traverse City school board member ran for the 104th state House District as an independent.
“I’m running as a [Democrat] because there is no place for me in this Republican party,” Crandall says. “I’m a Milliken Republican. I’m concerned about the environment. I support education. I support responsible government.”
Crandall says she will work for a more diverse economy in northern Michigan.
“I have too many friends who would love to come home, and there aren’t the jobs here,” Crandall says. “And they can’t maintain their quality of life and their current standard of living.”
Crandall is the only Democrat who has filed to run so far. The deadline to register for the August primary ballot is Tuesday afternoon.
Incumbent Larry Inman is running for a second term in the 104th District. He faces a challenger in Jason Gillman in the Republican primary.