Schertzings balanced public, private life during congressional bid

Jan 26, 2015

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing launched an unsuccessful bid for Michigan's 8th Congressional District last fall.
Credit WKAR File Photo

For 14 years, Ingham County residents have known Eric Schertzing as the county Treasurer, and more recently, Director of the Ingham County Land Bank.  Last year, they assessed him in a different light: as a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress.  

The issues and the stakes expanded, as the 52-year old Stockbridge native pursued the soon to be vacant seat in Congress held since 2001 by Republican Mike Rogers.

Schertzing lost to his Republican opponent, Mike Bishop.  

But we’ve been wondering what the transition from County Treasurer to Congressional candidate was like...not just for the candidate, but for his family as well.  

Current State's Mark Bashore sat down with Eric and Nancy Schertzing to talk about their experience.