Meet 8th US House District Republican Candidate Tom McMillin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Laura Weber-Davis

The 8th US House District primary is shaping up as a battle of conservative records. Republicans Mike Bishop and Tom McMillin are vying for Republican Congressman Mike Rogers’ soon-to-be vacated seat in the House. Both candidates are pro-life, against same-sex marriage, and would like to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

McMillin is a state Representative and a Libertarian-leaning politician dissatisfied with much of the Republican Party. McMillin has also picked up the endorsement of Congressman Justin Amash who has at times been at fierce odds with so-called establishment Republicans in Washington DC. McMillin tells WDET’s Laura Weber-Davis he would like to join that fight at the nation’s capital.

See all of WDET's Aug. 5 primary coverage here, including interviews with candidates running in the 13th and 14th US House District, candidates running for the Wayne County Executive seat and stories on the SMART millage and Proposal 1.

Here's a map showing the different districts we're looking at for this primary, including the 8th US House District.