The Speaker of the House is looking for a statewide office, and he’s one step closer to getting there.
Michigan Republicans nominated Tom Leonard to represent them on the ballot for Attorney General in November.
Leonard, who lives in Clinton County’s DeWitt Township, has represented the 93rd district for three terms now. He’s being forced out of the House by term limits.
Leonard beat out State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker for his party’s nomination at the party’s convention in Lansing on Saturday.
“I am running for attorney general because I want to make Michigan safer and stronger for everyone. I have spent my entire career making our communities safer as a prosecutor, an assistant attorney general and as a state representative, and now I have a real plan to fight violent crime, stop human trafficking, and help those who are suffering from mental illness,” he said in a statement.
He’ll face Democrat Dana Nessel in November.