McGill-Rizer announces Democratic run for 101st House seat.

March 9, 2020

Beth McGill-Rizer

McGill-Rizer announces Democratic run for 101st House seat.

LUDINGTON — Beth McGill-Rizer of Ludington has announced she will be running for the Democratic nomination to run for the Michigan House of Representatives 101st District, which includes Mason, Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau counties. 

The seat is currently occupied by Republican Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann, who has stated he will seek a second term. In 2018 O’Malley won the General Election by 57% of the votes defeating Democrat Kathy Wiejaczka. Republican Carolyn Cater of Ludington, who ran against O’Malley in 2018, is also running; O’Malley defeated Cater by 85% of the votes. 

McGill-Rizer desribes herself as a community activist.

“I believe Democrats must prove ourselves to our neighbors,” she stated in her announcement. “We need to show up for them if we expect them to show up for us.  We love where we live. We choose to live here. We want the 101st to have a meaningful voice in Lansing. The people of the 101st deserve a strong voice and I’m that voice.”

McGill-Rizer said she is focused on providing quality health care, safe roads and bridges, education that prepares children for life, jobs that provide living wages, clean air and water, and equal rights. McGill-Rizer said she looks forward to sharing solutions to these goals in the upcoming months.

The Primary Election for legislative candidates is Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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