CMU professor from Lansing launches bid for Congress

Mar 7, 2014

CMU professor Susan Grettenberger is seeking the Democratic nomination to unseat incumbent Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Brighton).
Credit Susan Grettenberger for Congress

Another Democrat has announced her candidacy to represent Lansing and East Lansing in Congress.

Susan Grettenberger is the director of Central Michigan University's Social Work Program and an associate professor in the department.  In a news release about her candidacy last week, the Lansing resident discussed "a theme of economic populism and giving voice to everyday Americans."

This is Grettenberger's first run at elected office.  She's the second Democrat to enter the race against incumbent Republican Mike Rogers to represent Michigan's 8th district.  Former state demographer Ken Darga is also a candidate.