Abdul El-Sayed visits U.P. on gubernatorial tour

MARQUETTE — As the primary election season nears, more and more gubernatorial candidates are touring the state, and holding town hall discussions with the people they could be representing.

On Monday night, democratic candidate Abdul El-Sayed visited Marquette to share discussions with the public, and to hear feedback about what issues people would like to see improved across the state. Dr. El-Sayed is the former Executive Director of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, and because of his knowledge in that sector, El-Sayed says one of his biggest focuses for the state and the nation is healthcare.

“600,000 Michiganders don’t have access to healthcare, and our healthcare is some of the most expensive in the world,” said gubernatorial candidate, Abdul El-Sayed. “Our plan, ‘Michi-care,’ would cut healthcare costs tremendously – saving the average Michigan family earning¬† $48,000 per year, $5,000. It would provide every Michigander access to high-quality healthcare.”

El-Sayed is running against Shri Thanedar and Gretchen Whitmer for the democratic nomination in August.