Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, will be the featured speaker at the Livingston County Democrats’ 35th-annual Winans Dinner.
Whitmer, the former state Senate Democratic leader, fought to expand Medicaid to 630,000 Michigan residents and against Republican attacks on workers’ rights, including passage of the right-to-work law. She will speak on “Fighting for the Michigan We Deserve.”
The event is Friday, May 18, at Lakelands Golf and Country Club, 8760 Chilson Rd., in Hamburg Township. Tickets are $70 per person through April 27, and $80 per person after that. Student tickets are $25, but a limited number of free tickets for high school students are available due to the generosity of the Michigan Education Association.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and cash bar, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Included are snacks, a sit-down dinner, dessert, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, and great conversation with like-minded people.
You can order tickets online by clicking here, or you can mail a check made out to Livingston County Democrats to the party at 8028 Grand River Ave., Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, Mich. 48114. Include the names of attendees so name tags can be prepared. No cash can be accepted, per state law.
Christopher Smith and Elissa Slotkin, candidates for the 8th Congressional District, also will speak.