LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Democratic candidate for Governor Shri Thanedar turned in more than 30,000 signatures to the Secretary of State Monday solidifying his spot on the 2018 ballot.
“Rain or shine, our team has been out collecting signatures and I’m so proud to say we turned in more than 30,000 today,” Thanedar said. “With the bulk of the work done to get me on the ballot, we plan to spend these next few months visiting every corner of Michigan, listening to the concerns of voters and sharing our progressive message.”
In Michigan, at least 15,000 valid signatures are required, with 100 signatures in each of the Congressional Districts.
Thanedar passed this number by more than double.
“Collecting more than the required amount of signatures proves that our progressive, people-centric message is resonating with voters across the state,” Thanedar said. “I think voters are sick of corporate politicians and they are ready for a change. I will go to Lansing in November free of corporate special interests and ready to work for Michigan’s middle class families.”
Thanedar was the last candidate to jump in the gubernatorial race.
He campaigns on Medicare for All, shutting down Line 5, ending for-profit charter schools, legalizing marijuana, a progressive tax structure, and more.