There’s one name that’s coming up in many conversations on Mackinac Island this week as a potential Democratic candidate for governor next year. It’s a name you may be familiar with, but not from politics.
The name is Mark Bernstein, son of regionally renown law firm founder Sam Bernstein, brother of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, and president and managing partner of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm.
Bernstein does not deny he’s serious about running for governor in 2018. He tells Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson he’s “putting things in line” to make a campaign possible.
“I’m taking every step I need to take…to make it possible,” he tells Henderson.
Bernstein is currently an elected member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, serving for his alma mater.
Full disclosure: U of M is also where Henderson met Bernstein when the two were both students, and became friends.
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.