MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- Midterm elections are fast approaching, and state candidates are taking their campaigns on the road. One candidate for Michigan Attorney General was in Marquette Wednesday.
Republican Tom Leonard made a stop at the Marquette County Republicans office to give a small speech to his supporters. Leonard is one of three candidates running for attorney general, along with Democrat Attorney Dana Nessel, and Independent Chris Graveline.
Leonard has previously served as a prosecutor in Genesee County and as Assistant Attorney General. A position he says makes him uniquely qualified to hold the office.
“I've got experience within the Attorney General's office. When I’m elected the state's next attorney general, it's going to be the first time in our state's history that we've actually elected somebody that has experience within that office,” says Tom Leonard, Republican Candidate for Michigan Attorney General. “I believe that's very important, we will be ready to hit the ground running on day one. I am looking forward to serving the citizens of this state over the next four years.”
Leonard says he will focus on three main issues facing the state: fixing the mental health system, controlling elder abuse, and appointing a first of its kind State Integrity Officer to hold the government responsible. You can see more of Tom Leonard on an upcoming episode of the Ryan Report.