A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year.
Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22,000 signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot. It takes 15,000 signatures to qualify. The petitions must still be checked and certified by elections officials.
Hines says he’s a fan of President Trump and Governor Rick Snyder, who were also political novices when they first ran for their jobs.