89.1 WEMU

Gretchen Driskell Explains Platform For New Congressional Run

Jul 20, 2017

Gretchen Driskell
Credit Gretchen Driskell

The former mayor of Saline and two-term State Representative Gretchen Driskell formally announced Wednesday she is running for Congress again in 2018.  She's running for the 7th Congressional District seat against incumbent Tim Wahlberg.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to Driskell about her campaign announcement.


Driskell ran against Wahlberg last fall and lost, but says she's been talking to residents in the district and feels they still want change.

Driskell says affordable health care and the environment are two of the issues she will be focusing on in the next 16 months of campaigning.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu