‘Quality guru’ is 13th in GOP to run for Michigan governor

Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 6:50 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Perry Johnson, a “quality guru” who founded a company that certifies if businesses are meeting industrial standards, has filed papers to run for Michigan governor.

The 74-year-old from Bloomfield Hills is the 13th Republican seeking the nomination to face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. He plans to make a formal announcement in February, joining contenders such as Detroit Police Chief James Craig, businessman Kevin Rinke, chiropractor Garrett Soldano and Tudor Dixon.

Johnson says residents would have a much better state government if there was a focus on improving quality with statistical methods.

The Democratic Governors Association calls Johnson an “unknown, out-of-touch millionaire.”

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