Democrats fill ticket for November ballot

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan’s top two political parties filled the rest of their tickets for the November ballot.

We start with the Democrats. Eight candidates were chosen on Saturday but for positions on the smaller scale.

There were four positions that nominees ran for: “State Board of Education,” “UofM Board of Regents,” “Wayne State University Board of Governors,” and the “MSU Board of Trustees.”

While the room was filled with excitement for each spot, there was one in particular that got the crowd roaring.

“I just want to thank all of you so very much,” said Brianna Scott.

“I am so incredibly humbled by this opportunity,” Kelly Tebay stated.

Democrats Kelly Tebay and Brianna Scott won the nominations for MSU Board of Trustees, beating out an unprecedented amount of candidates and while their campaigns may be different, they have similar goals in mind.

“We are going to make a change at Michigan State University…we’ll get Engler out of there,” Scott stated.

“If there are any students left here in the room…I promise and I vow to you that every day as a Board of Trustee member that I will make sure your voices are heard,” said Tebay.

These democrats believe some changes are on the horizon and that Republicans can soon expect to see a blue wave.

“We’re going to knock the Republicans out of here,” said Tiffany Tilley.

Tilley is one of the nominees for the “State Board of Education.” Judy Pritchett is her challenger.

“I’m proud to be an educator and ready to make sure that all Democrats in Michigan are victorious,” said Pritchett.

Pritchett isn’t the only candidate with that mindset. Paul Brown tossed his hat in the race too for UofM’s Board of Regents.

“Thank you for this nomination and now I’m going to fight for you to win in November and on the board. Go blue and go Democrats!” Brown shouted.

Jordan Acker also got chosen as a nominee for UofM’s Board of Regents.

The candidates selected for Wayne State’s Board of Governors is Anil Kumar and Bryan Barnhill.

The Democratic convention will pick back up on Sunday morning.

The candidates chosen for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Michigan Supreme Court will officially be endorsed.

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