Wes Nakagiri from Hartland announced today that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 2014.
Nakagiri, a local TEA Party leader and founder of RetakeOurGov, is running “to bring a conservative voice to the current Lansing administration.”
“Having a grassroots conservative on the 2014 ticket will energize the base of the GOP to come out and work hard on its behalf,” Nakagiri wrote in a press release. “This energy and enthusiasm will pay dividends up and down the ballot.”
Traveling to Lansing this week, Nakagiri will be working to “urge” Senators to vote against the expansion of Medicaid, an issue he calls a “particular sore spot with many Republicans.”
“Indeed, this expansion is directly at odds with the Republican Party platform,” he wrote. “Many in the party are disillusioned that our executive leadership is going against a key plank in our platform.
“When I’m elected as Lieutenant Governor I will not sit passively by when Republican Party leadership promotes legislation that does not coincide with the party’s stated vision,” Nakagiri wrote. “I will be an outspoken advocate for following the United States Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, and the Republican Platform.”
More information about Wes Nakagiri is available at his campaign website, www.WesYes.com.