7th congressional district http://michiganradio.org en Former state lawmaker to run for Michigan's 7th congressional district seat http://michiganradio.org/post/former-state-lawmaker-run-michigans-7th-congressional-district-seat <p>A former state lawmaker is launching her bid to challenge mid-Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg in 2014.</p><p></p><p>Pam Byrnes announced her campaign for the Democratic Party nomination today.</p><p></p><p>She is an attorney from Chelsea with a background in family law.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;She is the former Director of the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court.&nbsp; Byrnes was also the Executive Director of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Byrnes says Washington is broken and that is hurting middle class families.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:07:14 +0000 Steve Carmody 13599 at http://michiganradio.org Former state lawmaker to run for Michigan's 7th congressional district seat