Michigan's Tudor Dixon Picks Ex-lawmaker Shane Hernandez As Running Mate

August 19, 2022, 4:07 PM by  Allan Lengel

Shane Hernandez

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon ended all the speculation about her running mate, announcing Friday afternoon that she's picked former state Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron.

"I’m excited to announce I have selected Shane Hernandez as my running mate," she said in a press release posted on Twitter. "Together, we will focus on better schools, safer communities, and a growing economy. United, we will defeat Gretchen Whitmer!"

Hernandez, 39, who was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2020.

Hernandez was vice president for an architecture firm before being elected to the state House in 2016. He served until 2021. 

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