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"Jennifer V. Kurland, Green Party
Jennifer Kurland grew up in a union household and has been in politics since she was 19, when she worked for Clean Water Action.
After that she worked in the banking industry before going back to Wayne State University to study political science and public affairs. She currently serves on the Redford Union Schools Board of Education.
But what motivated her to run for governor was the Flint water crisis. She has been volunteering and working with grassroots organizations in the city.
"Flint is really the canary in the coal mine for so many issues across our state, and one of them certainly is our water and our infrastructure," Kurland said.
She wants to address pollution and water issues across the state but warns that the Green Party is about more than the environment. She's also focused on education, jobs, the economy and prison reform.
Understanding things from the needs of small businesses from her time in banking to the Flint Water Crisis from her time volunteering in Flint, Kurland says she is uniquely qualified.
"There's nobody running for this office that has the kind of background that I do," she said."
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