BREAKING: Trevor Thomas files paperwork in MI-03 to unseat tea party candidate Justin Amash

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As I wrote about earlier this month, Trevor Thomas was mulling a run for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

With polling completed and suggesting a very viable candidacy, Thomas filed paperwork this morning to make it official. Here’s the press release:

Trevor Thomas Files to Run in 3rd Congressional District, Pledges to Stand Up for West Michigan Families
Announced via Twitter moments ago: @Trevor4Congress “I don’t believe @JustinAmash represents the ‘Jerry Ford’ values of west MI; I’m running for Congress to put party aside and fight for our jobs”
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Campaign launches www.TrevorforCongress.com and first campaign video

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – A West Michigan native, Trevor Thomas announced today that he has filed paperwork to launch his bid for the United States Congress in Michigan’s 3rd District. A formal announcement will be held in March.

“It’s time for us to return to the values of Jerry Ford, who put politics aside to do what was best for our country,” Thomas said of his decision to run. “My parents’ generation helped put the world on wheels and furniture in our living rooms. Now it is our time to stand up and fight for Michigan families to ensure they get a fair shake. ”

Thomas has spent his career fighting for fairness, equality and opportunity. In Congress, he will stand up for working and middle class families – like the one he grew up in – and work to ensure all young people have a secure future in Michigan.

“It used to be that if people worked hard and played by the rules, they wouldn’t have to worry about things like job security, health care, or putting their kids through school,” Thomas said. “That’s no longer the case—and lawmakers in Washington have been too busy playing politics to do what’s best for the American people.”

In addition to focusing on jobs, Thomas will build on his experience fighting for members of our military to ensure Michigan veterans, including troops coming home from overseas, receive the benefits and opportunities they are entitled to and deserve.

The first in his family to go to college, Thomas graduated from Grand Valley State University. He worked as a reporter at WGVU-AM (NPR) and a news producer at WOOD-TV 8 (NBC) for five years, before joining Governor Jennifer Granholm’s successful re-election campaign in 2006 and serving in her executive office. Over his career, Thomas has worked on many important state and national issues, including the successful repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

For more on Thomas and the campaign, visit TrevorforCongress.com and watch the campaign launch video at YouTube.com/TrevorForCongress. To keep up to date on the campaign via social media, follow @Trevor4Congress or visit Facebook.com/TrevorForCongress.

Here’s his first video:

[Photo credit: Trevor For Congress]

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