March 14, 2010

Press Release-Trucker Randy taking up Guantlet for open seat, Mi-SenDist37

A Truck Driver is running for Allen's seat in State Senate Mi-SenDist37


For more information, contact:

Randy Bishop, (231) 421-5601/(231) 360-5140






TRAVERSE CITY (March 14)  Conservative activist Randy Bishop has announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination to succeed term-limited Senator Jason Allen in the eight-county 37th Senate District.


Bishop, known by many within conservative circles as "Trucker Randy," is running on a common-sense platform of limited government and transforming Michigan's economy to bring new businesses and those jobs to the main streets across Northern and Upper Michigan.


To help create jobs, Bishop would replace the state's personal income tax and most of the business taxes with the Michigan FairTax (  He would also make Michigan competitive with 25 other states by passing Right-to-Work laws.


"We need to take on the unions in this state and become a Right-to-Work state," said Bishop. "We need lesser government involvement in our lives, new businesses and companies providing more jobs to compete for our labor, which will create jobs at higher wages and benefits.  The people of our State need more money in their pockets".


Bishop also supports limiting the Legislature to part-time operating status and reducing the salaries of state elected officials and administration appointees.  Bishop said he decided to run because many people came up to him and told him, "We want you to run, it's time we send a common sense Truck Driver to Lansing!"


The 37th Senate District covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Mackinac and Presque Isle counties. The primary election is August 3.


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