Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Is "Former" Democrat Alexandria Taylor Trying To Hijack The Republican US Senate Primary? Major Controversies About Her Radical Liberal History Remain Unanswered


Alexandria Taylor with Governor Gretchen Whitmer

By Brandon Hall
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Romulus Democrat Alexandria Taylor now claims she's a Republican---and she wants the GOP to give her the party's nomination for US Senate.

However, until recently, Taylor had no connections to Republican politics whatsoever before donating to the Oakland County Republican Party last fall to attend an event she spoke at. 

Around the same time, Taylor, who is a lawyer, also represented Michigan Republican Party Chair Kristina Karamo in an election case, and held a fundraiser for her Secretary of State campaign.

Taylor's alleged conversion to the party comes shrouded in controversy after just losing a Democrat primary for State House in 2018, as well as a Circuit Court Judgeship in 2020. She was also a prominent supporter of Governor Gretchen Whitmer...

It's been said, "if you were arrested for being a Republican, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"

In Taylor's case, she would have a damn strong chance of snagging a "not guilty" verdict... 

Taylor has been cozy with the radical leftist factions of the Democrat Party: she donated to the Progressive Women's Caucus in 2018, and the Michigan Democrat Party's Progressive Caucus endorsed her campaign for State House the same year:

She was a passionate supporter of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's campaign in 2018---it's unknown whether or not she voted for her in 2022:

Taylor has strong ties to the teacher's union in Romulus, the Romulus Education Association.

Taylor posted numerous messages of support for the REA, like the one below:

Taylor has went as far as picketing with the teachers: 

The REA even endorsed her campaign for Judge in 2020:

Taylor said in 2018 that women don't get paid equally, need to fight for paid time off, and that educators are not paid enough:

She even seems to think that women are choosing abortion because they want more paid time off:

Taylor shared a post from the extremist abortionist organization EMILY's List, heaping praise on Stacey Abrams of all people:

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, Taylor told the Detroit Free Press that the radical leftist Judge was an inspiration of hers, and that her death was "a call to action":

In 2020, Taylor repeatedly shared Whitmer's COVID propaganda, how to calculate how much money one would be getting from the government, and how to file for unemployment. 

She frequently wore a mask despite being OUTSIDE, and even supported the closure of Detroit's auto industry:

Taylor supported the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, telling Ballotpedia that she is part of a "movement" to bring "redemption" to the legal system:

"In Michigan I watched some of the protest footage and saw many protests where law enforcement walked hand in hand with the protesters. Specifically, one in Flint. We get it here in Michigan. We understand that injustice to some is injustice to all. Nationally, we have the opportunity to set the stage for the great redemption of our entire legal system. I consider it a deep honor and privilege to even be considered as a part of this movement to come."

Amazingly, Taylor's website, which was updated with her recent announcement about the Republican US Senate race June 6th, STILL proclaims she is a Democrat!

Also interesting: In a June 2018 interview with the News Herald, Taylor claimed local governments need more money, and public schools were facing a dire funding crisis despite record funding... 

She supported restoring prevailing wage, repealing the medicaid work requirement, said she would do everything in her power to implement universal healthcare, and decried the "Republican trifecta" of controlling the House, Senate, and Governor's office.

Taylor also supported raising the sales, income, property and tobacco taxes...

Here are relevant excerpts: 

"This year, we face the reality of not overturning this Republican trifecta and, therefore, it is imperative to have a representative that can get things done despite the legislative makeup," Taylor told the paper.

When asked, "If elected, what do you plan to tackle within your first 90 days?" Taylor replied  "(Restoring) Prevailing wage, (repealing) the Medicaid work requirement, and auto insurance (reform)."

"The most pressing issue for our district is revenue sharing and the lack of funding to our local municipalities," Taylor said.

"Additionally, there is a dire crisis with respect to education and the funding of schools. Funding for schools is, in part, based on the number of pupils; however, due to the perceived decline in our local schools, many parents are sending their children outside of the district. A community cannot thrive without a flourishing school district. In Romulus, we are facing a redistricting which will involve potential closure and/or consolidation. Many have expressed concerns and are selling their homes for greener pastures.

These issues do not have a “quick fix” solution; however, the hope is that we will overturn the Republican trifecta to effectuate some real change for the hard-working families in this district. The state school aid fund money comes from numerous sources, including but not limited to, lottery, various taxes including sales, income, property and tobacco taxes. I propose an increase in the proportion based on the cost of living index. 

I also propose a re-examination of the funding for public schools and looking to other sources of revenue. There is a great possibility that marijuana will be decriminalized for recreational use. This could be an additional funding stream for these communities/schools. This would not solve our entire funding crisis; however, it is a step in the right direction."

What’s the most pressing issue facing the nation and how will your work with the district contribute to fixing it?  "The most pressing issue facing our nation is health care. Health care is a basic human right, yet so many remain uninsured...Health care is a priority and while it may not happen right away, I will do everything in my power to build those bridges to make universal health care a reality."

The Republican Party is full of former Democrats, President Reagan and President Trump are among them. However, Taylor's statements and actions are all very recent, within the last 5 years, and come after losing two elections.

She owes primary voters a real and detailed explanation on why she has taken a radical leftist stance on numerous important issues just two years ago, and what caused her to change her mind.


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

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Breaking: Governor Whitmer Considers Running For US Senate In 2024: Big Gretch Has Met With Chuck Schumer Twice In 3 Weeks


By Brandon Hall

(Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.Com)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer twice within the last ~3 weeks, West Michigan Politics has learned.

Whitmer is interested in the US Senate seat currently held by Debbie Stabenow, who is retiring in 2024. DC Dems are evidently swiping right on Big Gretch, immensely excited about the prospects of a "Senator Whitmer."

Support also exists in Washington circles for Rep. Elissa Slotkin, and though he publicly denies interest, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttiegieg recently moved to Northern Michigan, and is watching the race closely.

Republican candidates said to be considering running include Ryan Kelley, Perry Johnson, Tudor Dixon, and John James...

Stay tuned!

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

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

🚨Join The Statewide Freedom Convoy Friday, Ending With A HUGE Rally For Tudor Dixon In Macomb! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ—³️🚌


🚨Join The Statewide Freedom Convoy Friday, Ending With A HUGE Rally For Tudor Dixon In Macomb! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ—³️🚌

Despite the best efforts of the globalists, radical leftists, corrupt corporate media, and being out spent nearly 20:1, Tudor Dixon is on the verge of a historic victory.

Gretchen Whitmer needs to pay at the ballot box for what she's done to Michigan---for the thousands of seniors she killed in a nursing home holocaust, the students she terrorized, the small businesses who survived World Wars and recessions, but just couldn't survive Big Gretch---this election is about getting justice for them.

The Governor's race is too close to call, at a RAZOR thin margin---any one of us can make a difference, and we all should try! "School Board Moms" and FED UP Dads are fueling a "Red Wave" on par with 2010 or 1994...We can do this. 

It's time to put aside the egos, drama, disappointments, disagreements, and distractions. It's time to get Tudor Dixon across the finish line, and send Governor Gretchen Whitmer  to the unemployment line! Nessel and Benson, too...

Join the Freedom Convoy TOMORROW, Friday November 4th at a meetup location near you, ending in a HUGE rally for Tudor in Macomb!

Shane Hernandez, Matt DePerno, and Kristina Karamo will also be on hand for this fun, family friendly evening, as well as grassroots activists, and patriots from across the state---you don't want to miss this!

Text "Freedom" to (231) 259-9494, or visit for information and updates! Then, door knock on Saturday!

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Magnum Coffee Roasters: 1 Java Blvd., Nunica MI 49448

Bus Departure Time: 1:00PM

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Saranac Rest area on EB I 96 - mile marker 63

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Howell Rest area EB I 96 at mile marker 135

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Jimmy’s Roadhouse: 8574 Mason Dr, Newaygo, MI 49337

Meetup Time: 11:30AM Contact: (616) 272-2367

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3333 E Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49202

Meet Up Time: 2:00PM Contact: (734) 731-4491

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Laurel Park Place Parking Lot: I-275 & 6 Mile Rd

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4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford 48380

Meet Up Time: TBA Contact: (248) 766-1282

🚌 "Final Destination" Rally With Tudor Dixon, Shane Hernandez, Matt DePerno, Kristina Karamo, And Grassroots Patriots From Across Michigan

Faith Baptist Church: 34950 Little Mack Ave, Clinton TWP., MI 48035

Date & Time: Friday, November 04, 2022


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

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

🚨COVER UP? Controversial 30th District State House Candidate Will Bruck Faces Multiple Allegations Of Harassing Women🚨

By Brandon Hall

(Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.Com)

Stunning information obtained by West Michigan Politics shows controversial 30th District State House candidate Will Bruck faces a series of allegations involving inappropriate behavior towards women.

Multiple women have accused Bruck of harassing them---some even needing to hire attorneys to put an end to his unwanted behavior. Bruck was able to keep the cases out of court.

Another scandal surrounds Bruck's time with the Monroe Aging Consortium's Board of Directors.

Bruck's attorney, Matt Budds, requested a gag order against the Board to prevent them from discussing Bruck's "habitual harassment of another board member." 

The minutes surrounding the Board's actions regarding Bruck have been kept secret, out of public view. Bruck refuses to let voters see what they say.

Bruck faces Paul Pirrone in the primary August 2nd. 

The 30th District includes Bedford Township, LaSalle Township, and Monroe.


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

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Monday, July 25, 2022

TRAVEL LIKE TRISTON: Luxury Vacation Giveaway Spotlights Cole's Hawaii Trip Paid For By Lobbyists Trying To Kill The Electoral College


By Brandon Hall

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4 years ago, in the summer of 2018, West Michigan Politics broke a blockbuster story involving legislators jet-setting to Hawaii to party with National Popular Vote lobbyists hell bent on eliminating the electoral college at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

The tab for the luxurious trip was picked up by the NPV lobbyists, and when the legislators returned, they immediately sponsored a bill to give away Michigan's 16 electoral votes.

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Legislators so brazenly acting like high priced hookers astonished many, and the uproar was massive.

A joint investigation by Bridge and Michigan Campaign Finance Network soon confirmed the WMP report.

"Little information has been made public about the seminars. The trips first came to light in September when a conservative blogger wrote that two GOP lawmakers, the primary bill sponsors ‒ Kelly and Sen. David Hildenbrand, of Lowell ‒ may have attended the seminar in Hawaii.
News of the Hawaii trip first broke on Sept. 9 — four days after bills to have Michigan join the compact were introduced in the Legislature and three days after a House committee and a Senate committee took testimony on them without voting to advance them.
Brandon Hall, the conservative blogger, alleged on his website West Michigan Politics that Hildenbrand, from Lowell, and Kelly, from Saginaw, were “believed to have attended” an August trip to Hawaii before sponsoring the legislation in September.
“Republican grassroots activists strongly oppose the legislation, as many believe in the Electoral College system our Constitution prescribes,” Hall warned at the time. "

Speaker Leonard then made it clear in a statement to West Michigan Politics that the National Popular Vote was dead in Michigan, and would never even make it to the House floor. Almost as soon as the controversy started, it was "over."

Scandals like this though have Friday the 13th qualities: you just don't know when Jason will show up again!

Fast forward to 2022. 

One of the hook----excuse me, legislators---attending was State Rep. Triston Cole from Mancelona. He is currently seeking the State Senate seat in the eastern half of the Yoop and the Northern lower peninsula.

A website is now offering any Michigander a chance to party down, live it up, and"travel like Triston." is giving away an amazing vacation to Hawaii for 2, and the winner will even stay at the same hotel as Cole! Probably not the same room though, that might be kinda creepy.

Anyway---go sign up, tell your friends and family, and soon, you too may be saying "adios" to Big Gretch, and "Aloha" to the beautiful Hawaiian islands for a few days!



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

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

BREAKING: Extreme RADICAL, Pro Choice Liberal Ann Manary Trying To STEAL State House Election From Conservative Patriot Bill G. Schuette In Midland

By Brandon Hall

(Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.Com)

In a disturbing turn of events, Midland County Clerk Ann Manary has aligned herself with radical, pro-choice liberals trying to steal the Republican nomination from Conservative patriot Bill G. Schuette.

Manary is an extreme, pro-choice leftist desperate to hijack Midland's voice in the legislature. 


She has even closely aligned herself with Sara Schulz, a serial Democrat State House candidate and total NUT who was beaten badly in 2018 and 2020.


Ann was speaking at the "WOMAN" Pro-Abortion rally, alongside Rep. Dan Kildee and Kristen McDonald Rivet, a leftist candidate for State Senate.

Democrat Allison Wilcox, a liberal Midland County Commission candidate, even calls for Democrats to vote for Ann in the Republican primary!

Exclusive video obtained by WMP shows Manary at a pro choice demonstration advocating for abortion:


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

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Breaking: Police Files Reveal Disturbing Details Behind The Stunning Case That Sent Former Wayne 12th District GOP Chairman Jason Von Mueller To Prison For Nearly 9 Years, Then Create A New Identity

Jason Von Mueller AKA Jason Edward Wright

By Brandon Hall

(Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.Com)

On a cold February night in 1998, racing down the streets of Algonac at high speeds, desperately trying to flee the ferociously irate father of the girl he was stalking, and had recently punched, choked, and attacked at knifepoint, Jason Wright lost control, his truck ending up completely submerged in the freezing cold St. Clair River.

In a bizarre twist of fate, the victim's father saved him from drowning, but his life was soon going to change forever...

Police records obtained by West Michigan Politics reveal disturbing details behind a night from hell, and his actions in the days following, that sent the man known to most people in Michigan GOP politics as Jason Von Mueller, to prison for nearly 9 years.

Von Mueller resigned as Chairman of the Wayne 12th District Republican Party last week, just hours after a blockbuster West Michigan Politics investigation uncovered he had changed his name after the horrendous attack and subsequent prison stint, then keeping his new identity secret for nearly 15 years.

In 1998, Melissa knew Jason Von Mueller by another name: Jason Edward Wright. She was his girlfriend. 

According to police interview records, on February 3rd, 1998, shortly after midnight, Melissa was with friends when she heard Jason was on his way to assault her friend, Rob Ibe.

Jason wanted to meet with her to resolve issues in their relationship.

In order to stop Rob from being attacked, Melissa reluctantly agreed to meet at Tubby's Sub Shop on Cass. 

Melissa felt safe there because it was her place of employment, and there was a Dunkin' Donuts open next door.

As they started talking, Jason was nice and friendly. She told him he had until 12:45 AM.

At some point, she said they argued about her suspicion of him being coked up. He claimed he had stopped using, but she did not believe him.

12:45 came, and she decided to give him until 1.

At 1, she attempted to open the car door. That's when she says all hell broke loose.

Jason then attacked her, grabbing her by the throat, and squeezing her neck.

She tried to reach over and punch him, but was unable. She also tried to kick out the windows at some point, but was unsuccessful.

However, she was able to grab her keys, which were equipped with a small pocket knife on the key ring.

Jason ripped the keys out of her hands before she even had a chance to fight back.

Jason then pulled her down on his lap. She said she kept blacking out because his strangulation was cutting off her circulation.

Jason let her up, and in the midst of her crying, trying to reapply makeup, Jason noticed the choke marks around her neck.

He kept asking her, "are you afraid of me yet?" He then told her his original plan was to drug and kidnap her until she agreed to go out with him, and repeatedly told her he loved her.

Jason then grabbed a knife, which she described as a folding knife, with a 5 inch silver blade, and black rubber grip.

Holding the knife, at one point to her throat, she says Jason told her, "I really don't want to use this. I really don't want to cut you up."

He said he was "going to get what he wanted for a change instead of her having her way."

The victim said she was willing to do anything to stay safe.

Unable to leave, under the threat of a knife, the two had sex for a couple of minutes, until Jason then wanted to drive to a nearby office plaza. Upon arrival, he said he "hadn't got any in a while and wanted some."

She says they then made out for a couple minutes, as Jason kept asking if she loved him. She kept telling him what he wanted to hear.

Jason repeatedly threatened her not to tell anyone, which she was able to convince him she wouldn't. He gave back her keys, and dropped her off at her car.

Melissa then drove off around 2:30 AM and tried to go to school in the morning, but decided not to after looking at her battered face. Jason had  hit her hard in the eye during the attack.

She then drove to a friend's house, told them what happened, and they called police.

Upon arrival, officers interviewed the victim, recommending she go to Mt. Clemens Memorial Hospital for examination.

After review, Melissa was discharged for at home recovery.

Melissa told officers that Jason lived at home with his father, Claude Wright, and there's a several guns in the house.

She affirmed that she wanted to pursue charges, and did not want Jason around her anymore at all. She also mentioned she had obtained a Personal Protection Order, and was preparing to have it served.

A couple days later, Melissa received an extremely bizarre call from Claude Wright while she was at work.

Claude claimed Jason had killed himself, the funeral was in a few days, in Kentucky, and Claude didn't want to talk about it any further.

Claude Wright admitted to police that he did indeed make that strange call.

The victim also stated that Jason came to her work in the days after the attack, flipping her off out his window.

He also harassed her friends with multiple phone calls. She also said was happy she was able to come up with the money to have the PPO served.

A few days later, on February 16th, in the wee hours of the night, as most of St. Clair County slept, Jason's obsession with Melissa led him to her house.

Jason was lying in wait for Melissa, she believes likely hiding behind a nearby barn. 

Jason went after Melissa, but she was able to lock herself in the car.

The quiet night was suddenly violently  interrupted by the piercing sound of Melissa's car horn.

Melissa desperately pushed the horn, like her life depended on it, and maybe it did: police would later discover Jason had duct tape and pepper spray with him that evening. 

Someone heard the car horn and sprang into action: Melissa's father.

At this point, Jason ran to his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

Melissa's father, obviously done with his daughter being attacked, and now stalked at home, decided he had enough. 

Jason and the victim's father then embarked on a high speed chase that ended in Algonac, with Jason crashing his truck into the St. Clair River. 

In a bizarre twist of fate, the victim's father saved him from drowning.

Jason was arraigned the next day in St. Clair County, on February 17th, for illegally possessing pepper spray. He would eventually serve 60 days for the offense.

On February 18, 1998, Jason was arrested by Port Clinton Township Police for multiple felony counts of 1st and 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, including using a weapon to procure sexual penetration. He was transferred to the Macomb County Jail.

The case was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court in April of 1998, and Wright was denied bond because of the possible risk to the community given the serious nature of the violent assault.

The case took another disturbing twist on April 30, when police received a letter from David Andrew Olter, an inmate housed with Jason in Macomb County Jail's Maximum Security Unit.

Olter wasn't your typical jailhouse snitch seeking a quid pro quo. His case, a nearly $1,400 fraud, had already been disposed of with a deal he had no problem with.

Olter was concerned with what Jason, who was bragging about his crimes against Melissa, might do to her if he was released.

Olter told police that Jason offered him $500 to threaten Melissa into not showing up to testify in court.

Jason was impressed at the large size of David's brothers in a picture, and wanted one to show up at Melissa's work. He wanted one to tell her that if she testified against Jason, and her Grandpa would be hurt.

Olter pretended to call his brother to arrange the threat, calling his wife instead. He told police that he insisted Jason pay him $300 up front.

Olter said he was just planning on scamming Jason out of the money.

Jason convinced his father Claude to lend him the money for the threat, but Jason's friend Ryan, who was supposed to help arrange the money drop with Olter's wife, was able to convince Claude it was a dumb idea before they actually gave the $300 to Olter's wife.

Olter was able to give investigators a piece of paper with Melissa's home and work number, vehicle description, school schedule, and other details only Jason could have provided.

Olter also mentioned things Jason had told him about the case.

Jason had been drinking tequila and mystic that night and punched Melissa in the face after she fought back and resisted his attack. He was also on acid. Jason said he attacked her because he was "horny as hell."

Jason was hoping to get released, so his Dad showed up to a bond reduction hearing with $30,000 cash, but the judge rejected the request, ordering him back to Max at the Macomb County Jail, with no bond.

Jason also mentioned details of the February night when he tried to attack Melissa at her home.

Jason parked his truck, and snuck into a field, lying in wait, hiding by a barn.

Jason was able to blindside Melissa, surprising her, but she was able to lock herself in the car, and sound the horn.

Melissa's father then came out and drove after him, the high speed chase ending with Jason driving off a ramp into the St Clair River trying to flee. 

Jason, who has pepper spray and duct tape with him, received 60 days for the incident.

Olter said Jason wanted to "smack the shit" out of Melissa, whom he referred to as a "bit*h ass wh*re." Olter said he had never seen someone so obsessed with someone as Jason was with Melissa.

Olter also told police he would testify against Jason.

In May, Wright was ordered to submit to HIV and STD testing.

Wright plead guilty to CSC charges in August of 1998, but withdrew  before his October sentencing.

After a series of motions and hearings, Wright finally reverted back to his guilty plea in February 1999, agreeing to a deal to get the Criminal Sexual Conduct charges dismissed, sparing him from mandatory, lifelong registration on the state sex offender registry.

In March of 1999, Wright was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for the attack, which was disposed of as "assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder." 

He was given credit for a little over a year served in the Macomb County jail.

Records obtained by West Michigan Politics show Jason committed multiple infractions during his nearly 9 years in prison, and was not able to successfully pass a parole board.

After his release from prison in 2006, after being locked up for nearly 9 years, Wright officially filed for approval to change his name to Mueller.

Wright's name change was approved in 2007.

Before his resignation, Mueller, 43 held the Wayne 12th Chair position for 3 years, since his election in January 2019. An election violation complaint he filed against the City of Taylor, where he lives, was dismissed by the State of Michigan in 2018.

Von-Mueller issued a statement via Facebook after the WMP article was published last week.

Von-Mueller has a different account of what transpired that night, denying he had sex with the victim at Knifepoint, but admitting to the rest of the attack. He says he's changed.

""Now let me address the allegations. Yes I served 8 years 9 months and 20 days in prison for assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.  I was 19 years old and engaged to my girlfriend. I had discovered she was cheating on me with two of my best friends. I confronted her about it and she denied it. She then admitted it, and laughed in my face about it. I snapped and began to strangle her. I then took her back to her car and we both went our separate ways.

The next day she met up with one of my friends whom she was cheating on me with and they went over to the other guys house and then they called the police. The police took a report about assault (not sex assault) several days later when she spoke to the detectives, is when she started saying I had sexually assaulted her. Yes I was originally charged with I believe 3 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Yes I originally took a plea agreement to one charge off criminal sexual conduct and the rest were to be dropped. 

Yes I withdrew that plea and decided to go to trial. I was not going to plead guilty to something I didn’t do. I had a private lie detector test done and that proved I was telling the truth no sexual encounter occurred with her that night. My attorney made the prosecutor aware of this (I believe it was in a phone call) he told her I was willing to plead guilty to something I actually did. 

See a real man admits their wrong and accepts responsibility for their actions and that’s what I did. So I was offered a plea that all the criminal sexual conduct charges will be dropped in exchange for pleading guilty to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.

 My sentencing guidelines were 3-10 years to which I served 8 years 9 months and 20 days. I am 100% guilty of what I pled to but I did not rape anyone. When I was released from prison, no one would hire me because of my criminal record. I decided to legally change my name, in the hopes that would help me get a job(which it did). 

There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t regret my actions and wish I could take it back. I also struggle to forgive myself for my actions. I also struggle with the shame it brought upon my parents and how it affected my victim. I have asked for and received forgiveness a long time ago from my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST and he has forgiven me. I don’t honestly think I’ll ever be able to forgive myself. In politics I have always strived to do right, prevent corruption, and ensure good candidate get elected. 

Am I perfect? No I’m not. I am not the person I was when I was 19. I’ll add this because of my actions and being incarcerated, I was unable to realize my brother had become a drug addict. My brother died of a heroin overdose in a drug house in Detroit. I also wasn’t able to attend his funeral, due to being locked up and not wanting the shame of showing up in a prison uniform and belly chains. So continue on with your hit piece and attacks. I have the forgiveness of JESUS CHRIST and that’s all that matters."

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates...


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

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