News Archive: 8/6/14

Pagan Wins Democratic Primary in 21st District State House Race

Pagan greets voters on Election Day

8/6/14

Excerpted from the Canton Observer

Kristy Pagan, clinching the Democratic nomination in the State House 21st District race, vowed to campaign to boost school funding, fix roads, and create jobs to keep young people in Michigan as she advances to the November general election.

Turnout among Canton's 64,067 registered voters was 19.7 percent in the primary.  Pagan carried Canton, Van Buren, and Belleville in unofficial vote totals.  Pagan, who said she walked the entire 21st District twice herself, attributed her victory to a strong grassroots campaign bolstered by a core group of 100 volunteers.

"At the end of the day, it's the personal connections with voters that count," she said.

As Pagan's campaign shifts to November, she said her candidacy focuses on three overrideing themes: restoring $1 billion she said has been cut from education funding; ensuring Michigan's gas taxes are used to fix crumbling roads; and retaining young Michigan residents by creating high-tech jobs, entreprenurial programs and "vibrant communities."

I believe elections are about the future," Pagan said. "They are about what we aspire to be as a state."

Follow Kristy on:

Latest Updates