A Howell Township small businessman has announced his run for one of the new state House districts representing Livingston County.
Glen Miller filed on March 2nd to run for the Democratic primary in August for the new 50th State House District.
The new 50th House District includes nearly all of the western half of Livingston County – the entire townships of Cohoctah, Conway, Deerfield, Handy, Hartland, Howell, Iosco, Marion, Oceola, and Unadilla; plus the southern part of Tyrone Township, the western half of Putnam Township, and the city of Howell.
The only other candidate to have filed is current 47th District Republican State Rep. Bob Bezotte of Marion Township, who is seeking the GOP nomination.
Miller says that while he pledges to run a positive campaign, he referred to the Republican Party as “a collection of ideologues with no real policy ideas, just a commitment to using hot-button social issues like abortion, so-called critical race theory, and disinformation about the 2020 election to keep their base fired up so they won’t stay home on election day.”
“My opponent,” Miller says, “has recently debased his integrity another big notch” in calling for a forensic audit of 2020 election results in the state. He notes that such audits have already taken place in Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and “not a single one has found any irregularities in ballot-counting.”
“He knows perfectly well that Biden’s 7-million vote trouncing of former president Trump was a landslide,” said Miller, “but here he goes playing to diehard Trumpers who refuse to move on. God help us if my opponent actually believes the nonsense on Fox, Breitbart, and OAN!”
Miller says that in the coming weeks, he will release a “Contract with Livingston” which he called a checklist and his promise of how he will make Livingston County “a better place to live and raise your family. If I do not keep my promise, promise me one thing – that you will fire me and move on. But if I honor the contract, then I will ask you to reelect me in 2024 so we can continue our progress together,” he said.
The contract will cover making sure the entire district is connected to affordable, high-quality internet; fair elections; transparency; violence prevention; individual liberties; protecting public schools; help for real farmers; and protecting natural resources.
On the issue of elections, Miller pledged that, if elected, he would support “our hard-working State, County, city, and township clerks,” who ran the cleanest election in American history despite an unprecedented pandemic. “When people like my opponent raise fears about ballot-counting, they undercut our clerks – and hell, nearly all of those clerks are Republicans! — and stoke mistrust of the system that makes our democracy work,” he says.
Miller, who serves on the Howell Township Planning Commission, says he has lived in Livingston County for 17 years, the past ten of those in Howell Township. He is a licensed builder and has operated a home remodeling business in the county for more than 32 years.