Gretchen Driskell Seeks Rematch Against Tim Walberg for Congressional Seat

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 07/18/2017 - 18:38
In 2015, then State Rep. Gretchen Driskell announced she was running for Congress at Mangiamo Italian Grill. Incumbent Tim Walberg won the 2016 election with 55 percent of the vote.

(Press Release)

Former Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell plans to announce her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives at 9A.M. on Wednesday, July 19th. Driskell is seeking to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Driskell will make the announcement at the Saline Recreation Center, which she helped lead the efforts to build 25 years ago. Driskell will also meet with voters in Delta Township at Dimitri’s Restaurant at 12:30PM.

9AM: Announcement at Saline Recreation Center
1866 Woodland Dr E, Saline, MI 48176

12:30PM: Meet and Greet Lunch at Dimitri’s in Lansing
6334 West Saginaw Hwy (at Creyts), Lansing (Delta Twp.), MI 48917

Driskell is a three term city councilwoman, seven term mayor, and two term state representative for the 52nd District in the Michigan House of Representatives. In addition to 14 years as Saline mayor, Driskell served six years on the Saline city council, and built a successful career in Saline as a real estate agent and accountant. Today Gretchen continues to live in Saline and is the proud mother of three children, Ryan, Matthew an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, and Marielle and her granddaughter Chloe.

As a member of City Council, as Mayor, and as State Representative, Gretchen Driskell has been a strong advocate for small businesses, working families, public education, and the environment.

The 7th District includes all of Monroe, Lenawee, Hillsdale, Branch, Jackson and Eaton Counties, as well as western Washtenaw County. The seat is currently held by Republican Tim Walberg.

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