Former Dow exec running for swing Michigan seat in Congress

April 3, 2024

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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