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Former Selfridge commander announces candidacy for Congress

By: Alex Szwarc | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published October 25, 2019

 Doug Slocum

Doug Slocum


HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A familiar name in the community has announced his candidacy for Congress.

On Oct. 21, retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum declared his intentions of running for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

Slocum commanded the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township for five years, retiring earlier this year.

“At Selfridge, we came together to make a difference,” he stated in a news release. “Now it’s time for a new mission. If you’re ready, I’m ready. Fight’s on.”

Slocum, who resides in Macomb Township, served in the military for 35 years.

“Serving our nation and Michigan in uniform was one of the greatest honors and privileges in my life, but my mission is not yet done,” he said.

Slocum is looking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell, who in July announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 116th Congress.

As the 127th Wing’s commanding general, Slocum was inducted into the Macomb County Hall of Fame in 2017 and was awarded as the Macomb County Economic Development Partner of the Year in 2018.

Michigan’s 10th Congressional District includes parts of Macomb and Tuscola counties, as well as all of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac counties.