Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced he is running for Governor.
Schuette made the announcement to a packed house in his hometown of Midland Tuesday night.
Governor Rick Snyder is term limited and cannot seek re-election.
Schuette joins a Republican primary field that includes State Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Dr. Jim Hines. Lt. Governor Brian Calley is expected to join the race, but has not yet filed.
According to The Detroit News:
"Speaking to a crowd of more than 600 supporters at an annual mid-Michigan barbecue in his hometown of Midland, Schuette promised to cut personal income tax rates, reform auto insurance laws and end “Common Core” curriculum guidelines for state schools.
“I will be a governor who doesn’t ask families to make do with less, while Lansing does less with more,” Schuette said. “I will be the governor – the jobs governor – who cuts taxes and gives Michigan families a pay raise.”
Schuette was introduced by his wife, Cynthia, and accompanied by their children as he launched his campaign from a Midland County Fairgrounds pavilion named after his late stepfather, former Dow Chemical Chairman Carl Gerstacker."