Thanedar Files To Appear On Primary Ballot

Apr 23, 2018

Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


Thanedar has spent more than a million dollars on television ads that showcase his story. He is an immigrant from India who came to the US, earned a PH-D and made a fortune in the chemical testing industry. He says he can transfer his business success to politics and government.   

“I am a problem-solver, and Michigan has a lot of problems.” Says Thanedar.

Former Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed and former Michigan state Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer have also filed petitions to run in the Democratic primary for governor.