Meet the Candidate: Erik Almquist (Michigan)

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Candidate Name:

Erik Almquist

What office are you running for?

Michigan State House 80th

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?

It is the duty of all citizens and help their fellow citizens. I’m just doing my duty.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

There is a huge difference between the haves and the have-nots. Providing opportunity, whether it be Internet, career training, or the ability to eat are things I will focus on.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

We listen before we respond.

Who is your hero?

My father, and Steve Jobs

What are your hobbies?


What is the most recent book you read?

Franklin BBQ. And also Dark Money.

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

2 boys, 4 cats, and a fig tree which I think I’m killing.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

I have a special website for volunteers that behaves like an app on their phone to help them amplify our message.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

What most excites you recently? I am a city councilman in Fennville and my proposal allowed our municipality to be one of only 21% of Michigan municipalities that is allowing recreational marijuana to be sold. 67% of our town and state wanted it. Funds earned will allow us to replace a main water line 7 years in advance and hopefully saving the citizens $1 million.

Candidate Social Media:

Website| Facebook | Twitter

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