Democrats announce 8th Congressional candidate


(WLNS) – When actress Melissa Gilbert dropped out as a Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District the search began to find someone to challenge incumbent Republican Mike Bishop.

The search is now apparently over.

29-year-old Suzanna Shkreli of Macomb County is ready to take on Bishop in November.

Since October of 2011 Shkreli has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Macomb County working in the Child Protection Unit. “As a Prosecutor, I take on tough fights every day, and in the courtroom I see the failures of our Congress to address the needs of working families, whether it be access to good-paying jobs, an affordable education, or a secure retirement,” said Shkreli.

She is a 2011 graduate of Cooley Law School and 2008 graduate of Oakland University.

Michigan Democrats were quick to support Shkreli. “Michigan Democrats are thrilled about Suzanna Shkreli’s candidacy for Michigan’s 8th District, and we look forward to working closely with her over the coming months to bring her message of fighting for working families to Washington,” said Brandon Dillon, Michigan Democratic Party Chair.

Dillon went on to say he considers Shkreli a leader who will fight for Michigan’s children and families.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.