MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
Lisa McClain launched her campaign for Congress in October 2019 after a conversation around the dinner table with her family.
It was during that dinner that her daughter, Ryan, challenged her to do something about the problems she saw in politics.
McClain spent 11 years working within American Express before she and a group of other employees split off to start Hantz Financial, a financial advising firm based in Southfield, Mich. The business grew from zero clients to more than 700 employees.
Upon launching her campaign, McClain received support from other Hantz employees and invested $1.45 million of her own money in the effort.
But it was her hard work that enabled her to come out the victor in a competitive three-way primary with state Rep. Shane Hernandez and retired Brigadier General Doug Slocum.
McClain told the MIchigan Live website that she believes her background in business and economics is especially critical now as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also advocates for loosening regulations so businesses can get back on their feet, and said she respects the need for caution about the coronavirus, “but I don’t live in fear of the coronavirus.”
“I think we have to take a look at letting government get out of the way and helping people get back to work,” she said in a recent interview. “The government needs to trust the people, that the people will do the right thing. And then the people need to be able to trust their government.”
In The News
About Sessions: Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Sessions distinguished himself early in life by earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor. In fact, accounts of his early life are absolutely idyllic. He attended Waco public schools until the ninth... Read More
About Jackson: Dr. Ronny Jackson is familiar name to some, his having served as the attending physician and later, a medical advisor, to President Donald Trump. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in December 2019,after 25 years of active service. Born and... Read More
About Pfluger: August Pfluger has served his country as a fighter pilot, member of the National Security Council and advisor to President Donald Trump. Pfluger entered the U.S. Air Force Academy immediately after high school and spent the next two decades in a variety of commands,... Read More
About Collins: Genevieve Collins is a 7th Generation Texan. Her grandmother, Calvert Collins, was a trailblazer; the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council. A graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and renowned local businesswoman, Collins was named one of 2018’s local 20... Read More
About Allred: Colin Allread attended Dallas public schools, where his mom was a teacher for part of her 27-year career in public education. With the help of his family, community, and coaches, Allred was able to attend some of the best schools in the country and... Read More
About Shearer: Alaina Shearer is a mom and a business owner. Born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, Alaina Shearer graduated from Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism. She went on to win two Associated Press awards as a radio reporter and news anchor for... Read More