Saturday, July 8, 2017

Leonard Hosts Grassroots Appreciation Lunch As Attorney General Speculation Heats Up

Dennis Marburger, left with Tom and Jenell Leonard, and Paul Taros, right

By Brandon Hall
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It's one of Lansing's worst kept secrets: Speaker Tom Leonard is widely expected to seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General in 2018.

Leonard is in an excellent position to win the nomination, arguably the most conservative Speaker of the House in modern Michigan political history, a feat that makes him very popular with the Precinct Delegates who will decide the race.

 His rumored competition? State Senator Tanya Schuitmaker... (Look for a lot more on this race in the coming months.)

Leonard is keeping a busy schedule, and is regularly seen at GOP events across the state.His wife Jenell and daughter Hannah are often by his side, and they are quite a hit with people in attendance.

The Leonard family didn't have to go far on Saturday though, hosting a grassroots appreciation lunch at their home in DeWitt Township. The Speaker's mother in law even did the cooking.

>>>Check out some photos (by Mike Farage unless noted) from the event below:

Leonard, right, with Jeff and Brenda Jones

MIGOP Coalitions Chair Kevin Tatulyan with CJ Galdes

Jennifer Oram with Tom and Jenell Leonard, and Dan Pero

Leonard with RNC Committeewoman Kathy Berden

From left: Kevin Tatulyan, Kathy Berden, Robert Donovic, Matthew Hauser, State Rep. Gary Glenn

Photo by Kaylee Mead

Amanda Bernes with State Rep. Lee Chatfield

Thayronne X, with Jeff Jones (Photo by Brenda Jones)

Mike Farage, with Hannah Leonard

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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