Whoever wins the Republican primary election in Michigan’s 10th Congressional District will face Democrat Frank Accavitti, Jr. in November. The former state lawmaker is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 2. Before serving in the Legislature, Accavitti was a Macomb County Commissioner and mayor of Eastpointe. He was also a trustee of the South Macomb Disposal Authority and the county’s Sanitary District. He says his environmental background is a key difference between himself and his eventual Republican opponent.
“I know what it takes to protect our groundwater when we’re burying trash, so I have a wider appreciation for our environment than my opponents do,” Accavitti says.
Having served in the State House when Democrats were in the majority and the minority, Accavitti says he has worked well with Republicans to pass legislation, and could do the same if elected to Congress. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.