CORUNNA, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon spoke about her $1 billion law enforcement plan in Shiawassee County on Wednesday, and received the endorsement of 22 county sheriffs.
One of the endorsements includes Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel, a Democrat.
Below is the endorsement list:
Shiawassee County Sherriff Brian BeGole, who is running for a House seat in Michigan’s 71st district, spoke highly of Dixon.
“Currently, this state promotes an environment that breeds distrust and we need to change that,” Sheriff BeGole said. “We need to support law enforcement. We need Tudor Dixon.”
Current State Senator Tom Barrett, who is running against Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin in a newly created district, said Michigan needs a culture that holds people accountable for their actions.
“Tudor Dixon is not going to put law enforcement against the community like Gretchen Whitmer,” Barrett said.
Dixon also received the endorsement of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday.
Afterwards at a media roundtable, Dixon said her most important priorities include boosting the economy, education, and catching kids back up from learning loss during the pandemic.
Dixon cited the most recent reading scores of Michigan’s third graders, stating “Reading needs to be the number one standard. You can either read or you can’t.”
In addition, Dixon said in the next few weeks she will roll out an education plan along with a roads infrastructure plan.
Michigan News Source asked Dixon when her campaign would publish a calendar of public events and push back against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with television and various media ads.
“We are not going to release our inside strategy, but the allies of the campaign are putting things out,” Dixon said.
The general election is November 8.