|Dennis Marburger, left with Tom and Jenell Leonard, and Paul Taros, right|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
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:
|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.
>>>Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com