Mitchell emerges as Republican candidate for U.S. House

By: Sarah Wojcik | Shelby - Utica News | Published August 4, 2016


Paul Mitchell, R-Dryden, surpassed four opponents to clinch the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 10 race in the Aug 2 primary with 30.6 percent of the votes.

He will compete with Democratic nominee Frank Accavitti Jr., Libertarian Lisa Lane Gioia and Benjamin Nofs, a member of the Green Party, in the Nov. 8 general election for a two-year term in Congress.

The 10th Congressional District includes all of Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties, as well as portions of Macomb and Tuscola counties.

Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, who opted to run for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, will vacate the seat in November.

On Aug. 2, Miller issued a statement as Mitchell pulled ahead in the polls.

“The voters of Michigan’s 10th congressional district have chosen well today. My sincere congratulations to Paul Mitchell who ran an excellent campaign and who will be an outstanding member of Congress. I pledge to do everything I can to make the transition as smooth as possible when Paul begins his term,” Miller said.

None of the candidates could be reached for comment Aug. 3.

For more information about Paul Mitchell, visit For more information about Frank Accavitti Jr., visit For more information about Lisa Lane Gioia, visit For more information about Benjamin Nofs, visit