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Granholm makes new appointment to election board

By | 2017-10-31T06:33:57-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

LANSING – On April 1, Gov. Jennifer Granholm made a new Democratic appointment to the state’s elections board after her original nominee, Dorothy Jones, was rejected by the Michigan Senate.
The governor wants Paul Mitchell, assistant director of the United Auto Workers General Motors Center for Human Resources, to be the newest addition to the four-member Board of State Canvassers.
If approved by the Senate, Mitchell would succeed eight-year Democratic commission member Dorothy Jones, who was rejected by the Republican-controlled Senate due to her opposition to the confusing wording of Proposal 2 and the Republican Party’s efforts to put Ralph Nader on the Presidential ballot. Jones was first appointed to the board by Republican Gov. John Engler in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. Granholm, a Democrat, wanted to reappoint her to a third four-year term. Jones is the longest-serving member on the current board. Jones was the only African-American and the only woman on the board.

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