I noted last week that we might have an exciting candidate–Trevor Thomas–running against Justin Amash to be my congressman.
He has officially filed his papers to run. So I now have something to officially get excited about for this election.
His video, above, really captures why I think he’ll be such a good candidate.
That’s my city!
(Well, there are a few shots of Battle Creek, home of Kellogg’s, which is also in the district; also, don’t tell anyone, but my building has a cameo in the video but Trevor doesn’t know that).
The video captures the mix that Grand Rapids is: factories, lots of them closed, and an increasingly funky downtown and neighborhoods. It’s a great mix of Midwestern grit and funky revival, a mix of struggle and optimism.
And that’s what Trevor’s story is too: he comes from a family of working people. But he’s also thrived in this newer economy. He will fight for the working people in the area who have been struggling, but he’ll also be able to lead in new directions.
Here’s his website. You’ll be hearing more about Trevor from me.