Alan Sanborn announces candidacy for Congress

Conservative former state politician sets sights on Candice Miller’s seat

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published April 21, 2015


MACOMB TOWNSHIP— Surrounded by family and friends on the steps of the Macomb Township administration building on April 21, former Michigan state senator Alan Sanborn announced that he will be running for the 10th congressional seat being vacated by Candice Miller next year.

Sanborn said that Miller will be a tough act to follow.

“Candice has done a tremendous job representing the people of the 10th district, and it will take a person of character and conviction to replace her,” Sanborn said. “In the last four years since I’ve left the Senate, I’ve seen some pretty crazy things coming out of Washington, so you’re going to need somebody who’s going to be willing to step up with that character and conviction to fight for the people of the 10th district, and I believe I’m that person.”

Sanborn served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998-2001, and in the Michigan Senate from 2001-2010. He said that his involvement in helping get almost 100 bills signed into law should suit him well for Washington.

“People are sick and tired of the partisan bickering,” Sanborn said. “Even though I’m Michigan’s most conservative senator, I can work people across the aisle to get things done for Michigan.”

Sanborn is the son of retired Macomb County Circuit Court judge Kenneth Sanborn.

Michigan’s 10th congressional district includes the northern half of Macomb County, all of Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and Bad Axe counties, and a large portion of Tuscola County.

Miller has represented the 10th district since 2003.