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Conlin far outraises GOP opponents

A Democratic candidate seeking to run for a newly created State House district that includes a portion of Livingston County has far out raised the two Republicans also seeking that seat.

According to data from the Michigan Secretary of State, Jennifer Conlin of Ann Arbor raised over $188,000 so far in the 2022 cycle, while Republicans Jason Woolford and Jason Negri  raised approximately $30,000 and $25,000 respectively.

“I am humbled and gratified that so many people have confidence in our campaign, and in my ability to be an effective new voice in Lansing,” says Conlin in a press release. “I know every dollar donated was hard earned, and I am determined to win this race by advocating for common-sense policies that will better the lives of everyone in the district and state.”

Conlin says her campaign has knocked on more than 10,000 doors while also attending community events and meetings in Jackson, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties.

The campaign also says the fundraising report indicates that Conlin has strong support from individuals as well as state and national organizations from EMILY’s List and The States Project to the AFL-CIO, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Michigan Nurses Association.

“We know there is a long campaign ahead and are prepared to work even harder to address the issues we are hearing mentioned every day on the doors,” says Conlin. “This district has infrastructure, conservation, education, and health care needs, all of which can be improved with the right person representing them,” says Conlin.

Conlin is the only Democrat to have filed for the August primary. Negri is the Hamburg Township Treasurer and Woolford, of Howell, is President of Fowlerville-based Mission City.

In Livingston County, the 48th District includes Hamburg and Genoa townships and a portion of Putnam Township.

It also includes the northern tier of Washtenaw County dipping down into Ann Arbor and a northeast section of Jackson County.

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