The Pinconning Journal: Draves Seeks Congressional Seat

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Mary Draves first Republican candidate to launch digital ad campaign for 8th Congressional District

"Immediately following the kickoff of her campaign for Congress, Mary Draves announced the launch of her first television commercial, “Michigan,” becoming the first Republican candidate to launch a TV and digital ad campaign in the 8th Congressional District.

The TV ad highlights Draves's upbringing and lifelong residency in Mid-Michigan, and says Democrat policies are keeping costs high, jeopardizing security and failing communities. "

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Former Dow executive Mary Draves joins race for Michigan's 8th Congressional district

"Mary Draves, a lifelong Midland resident and retired Dow executive, launched her campaign on April 3 as a Republican candidate for Michigan's 8th Congressional District.

The 8th District covers all of Genesee, Saginaw and Bay counties and the eastern part of Midland County. The seat will be vacated at the end of this year by U.S Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), who is retiring."

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Second Republican enters race for Mid-Michigan seat in Congress

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) - A Midland woman has announced that she is running for the 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives as a conservative.

Mary Draves announced on Wednesday that she is running to succeed longtime Congressman Dan Kildee, who announced plans to retire at the end of his current term.

Draves is a lifelong resident of Midland. She attended Midland Public Schools and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with two degrees.

Draves began working at Dow Chemical when she was a full-time student. Following 29 years of working there, she earned an executive-level position.

She is running for Congress to preserve the American Dream.

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Former Dow exec running for swing Michigan seat in Congress

A former Dow Chemical Co. executive is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in a key swing district in mid-Michigan, announcing her campaign Wednesday.

Mary Draves, 55, of Midland is a first-time candidate for public office and seeking the Republican nomination in the 8th District, which covers Genesee, Saginaw and Bay counties and part of Midland County, including the cities of Bay City, Flint, Midland and Saginaw.

The seat is held by retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, who announced in November he wouldn't seek another term.

"I grew up knowing the value of hard work, as a child on my grandparents farm and through my life working for my family’s business. Today’s politicians in Washington haven’t put in a hard day’s work in years, embracing policies that raise prices, open up our communities to violent crime and dictate how we live," Draves said in a statement...

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