|State Rep. Steve Johnson|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
It's pretty fitting that State Rep. Steve Johnson has the same office phone number as Rep. Justin Amash, a former member of the Michigan House.
Johnson is a legislator in the mold of Amash in many ways: he almost always votes "no," he's a strict constitutionalist, and he explains every vote he takes on social media. (We'll have much more on Steve in the coming months.)
Johnson burst on to the political scene after he won his campaign in 2016 with less than $10,000-and a whole lot of door knocking.
Meet Jennifer Antel.
Antel is the Mayor Pro Tem in Wayland, and she has been on the Wayland City Council for over a decade. Antel is also a middle school track coach, and substitute teacher.
Antel is in it to win it, choosing Jason Watts, a veteran of Allegan County and 6th District politics, to help run her campaign.
Antel's website doesn't provide much policy-wise, but she says she wants more educational opportunity and fully funded roads, code words for "yes, I will raise your taxes and keep up the out of control spending in Lansing."
Stay tuned! This race will be a must watch!
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.