As the Granddaughter of a beloved two-time war-time Republican Governor of Michigan, Harry F. Kelly, I am entering Michigan politics myself for the first time. In a twist, though, I am running as a Democrat to become the State Representative of the 85th District, which includes the Shiawassee and Saginaw Counties.
I was raised to believe that politics are important and the freedoms we have in our democracy require us to care, to vote, and to stay informed. I know my Grandfather would stand with me as I launch my political campaign to contribute to the state of Michigan during this pivotal time in our history.
My campaign slogan is “Pivot Back to Democrat” as I hope to appeal to the independent and non-Trump Republicans in addition to Democrats. Also, Shiawassee is a Pivot County, voting for Obama and Trump, and I'd love to get it back to Democrat. I believe many moderate constituents can be won over as they learn about my “pivot plans” that will benefit their lives and
paychecks, help send new fund schools during the pandemic, increase affordable healthcare for all, and help clean up the Shiawassee River that runs through the districts towns, farms, and parks.
I hope you will attend the campaign kickoff event this June 6th At 7 pm on zoom which is open to the public and includes special guests such as Michelle Regalado Deatrick, National Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis. [See next page for the full agenda]
People can sign up for the free kick-off event on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 7 pm via Garrison’s website www.pivotback.com or on the candidate Facebook page https://facebook.com/events/s/andrea-kelly-garrison-for-dem-/2325361841103399/?ti=icl
VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF 6/6/20
7:00 pm Welcome & live music
7:05 pm Opening comments by Shiawassee Democratic Party
7:15 pm Meet Andrea Kelly Garrison - Candidate for Democratic State Rep
7:30 - 8:15 pm Special Guest Remarks:
Environmental Update: Michelle Regalado Deatrick, National Chair of Democratic National Committee Environment and Climate Crisis Council
Healthcare Update: Anthony Feig, Candidate for Democratic primary for U.S. House Michigan District 4
Economic Update: Nicole Breadon, Candidate for Democratic State Representative for Michigan House of Representatives District 43
Educational Update: Matt Stoel, Candidate for Democtatic State Representative - Michigan's 27th House District, Berkley, Michigan
8:15- 8:30 Closing, Q&A & live music