Mona Shand, the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 42nd state house seat, will unveil the first video ad of her campaign at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Historic Howell Theater.
The online ad, titled “Dive in With Me,” challenges the notion that everyone in Livingston County thinks the same way, and that voters in this area will never choose anything but one-party rule.
“Livingston County is so much more and so much better than that- we all know it,” Shand said. “All across this district, people tell me every single day that they want to see a change in the tone of politics, and that they’re tired of sending people to Lansing who don’t address their problems. I truly believe that I am the right person to bring that change, and the more than 9000 people who voted for me in last week’s record primary turnout clearly agree.”
In the ad, Shand talks about her deep love for Michigan, her immigrant roots, and her desire to help move the state forward by bringing fresh ideas and real solutions to the challenges facing the state.
“We need to remember that our shared values as Michiganders really are greater than our differences,” she said.
A longtime local journalist and community leader, Shand has spent the past several years covering the capitol for the independent news agency Public News Service.
Thursday’s event will include a showing of an episode of the show Parks and Rec and a special “bipartisan buffet” courtesy of Livingston County’s own Great Foodini, aka Renee Chodkowski. Tickets are free but reservations are required and can be made by clicking here.
The 42nd district encompasses the city of Brighton, the village of Pinckney, and the townships of Brighton, Genoa, Green Oak, Hamburg, and Putnam. The video will be available Friday morning on Shand’s website and Facebook page.