Andy Levin announces bid to fill father Sandy Levin's congressional seat
Representative Sandy Levin's 9th Congressional District seat could stay in the family when he retires in 2019.
Sandy Levin's son, Andy Levin, announced his bid Wednesday to succeed his father in Washington, D.C.
The Democrat is an entrepreneur and former head of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic growth.
Levin says he's witnessed four decades of trickle-down economics, which has concentrated all the wealth in the top one percent in the country.
"And working people just haven’t seen any of the benefit of our increased productivity over my whole adult lifetime," he said. He says he wants to change that.
Levin says he has a track record of working with bipartisan lawmakers outside of politics. And that it would make him effective in a divided Congress.
"My experience outside of government, I think, is my best qualification," he said.