one – a school choice activist who worked in the steel industry. One of them is a chiropractor who led protests against the pandemic lockdown. The other is a business manager whose company is largely self-funded.
Each hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in the November gubernatorial election, but first will face each other and two other candidates in the Aug. 2 primary, which pollsters call “complete discard.”
Here’s where Republicans Tudor Dixon, Kevin Reinke and Garrett Soldana square off on key education issues. Saldana provided written responses, while Dixon and Rinke responded by phone. Some of their answers were shortened.
Ryan D. Kelly declined to be interviewed or to provide written answers to questions. Ralph Rebandt, who is trailing the other candidates in recent polls, did not respond to inquiries from Chalkbeat Detroit and Bridge Michigan.
Tracy Mauriello covers state education policy for Chalkbeat Detroit and Bridge Michigan. Contact her at email@example.com.