Socialist Party candidate for State Representative
(Michigan, district 53)
21 April 2008
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Socialist Matt Erard announced his candidacy today to run for a second time against Democratic incumbent Rebekah Warren for the 53rd District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. Erard ran as a Socialist for the same office for the first time in the previous election in 2006. Due to the Socialist Party's lack of ballot access in Michigan, Erard was forced to appear on the 2006 ballot as a candidate with "No Party Affiliation" and was the first candidate for that office to qualify for the general election ballot by petition since 1984. Although not victorious in the last election, Erard received eight-hundred and forty-seven votes from Ann Arbor voters...