Andy Levin running for 9th Congressional district

Andy Levin, the son of sitting U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin and the former head of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, has announced his bid to replace his father in Washington, D.C.

Andy Levin, a Democrat of Bloomfield Twp., is the founder of a clean energy business and directed worker training as part of his role with the state of Michigan under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. He created the No Worker Left Behind program, which reportedly provided training to 152,000 Michigan residents.

In a statement announcing his run, the younger Levin said it's time to end the politics of division in Congress.

"After 60 years of Republican divide-and-conquer politics and 40 years of trickle-down economics where wealth has in fact rushed to the top, it is time to unite around policies that raise living standards for working people," Levin said. "We need a new movement focused on creating good jobs, education and training, protecting our air and water, and restoring faith in our government."

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