Aaryn Richard

Michigan
State Representative, District 85
Type of Seat: 
Challenger
Year: 
2014
Status: 
Running
Woman Candidate: 
No
GLBT: 
GLBT
Person of Color: 
No
Under 35: 
No
Aaryn Richard is running for election to the Michigan House of Representatives in District 85. Aaryn grew up in a union household. His mother supported Aaryn on her own, through her union work. His grandparents, uncles and aunts have all been union members, from the UAW to MEA. Aaryn is currently a UAW 6000 member. 
 
Aaryn is an alumna of the Center for Progressive Leadership's Candidate and Campaign Manager training program. Aaryn is openly gay and would be the first LGBT representative from his district if elected.
 
Aaryn is challenging the Republican incumbent and has no primary election. His district is one of several viable pickā€up opportunities to be able to flip the majority in the State House this cycle.