LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – GOP gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon announced Friday afternoon that she has selected former state Rep. Shane Hernandez as her running mate.

“Shane Hernandez as lieutenant governor will help to improve our schools, create safer communities, and improve our economy. Like me, Shane is concerned about the impact rising prices are having on our families,” Dixon said in a press release.

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Hernandez chaired the House Appropriations Committee and served two terms in the House before running for Congress. He now works in the private sector.

According to the Dixon campaign, Hernandez is a conservative Republican who believes in limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberties.

In addition, Dixon said Hernandez led the fight against Gretchen Whitmer’s 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase and has opposed Whitmer’s attempts to close Line 5, which would also increase gas prices.

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“I am honored to run as Tudor’s running mate to address the problems created by Gretchen Whitmer,” said Hernandez. “Her vision is the right one for Michigan and I believe we will defeat Whitmer and begin to repair the damage she’s caused to our families, students, and business owners.”

The next step involves nominating Hernandez at the party’s convention next weekend. That’s when the ticket will be solidified.