Andy Levin will run to replace U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin in Congress

Andy Levin, a businessman and state agency head under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, will run to replace his father, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, in Congress.

Levin's campaign made his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 9th Congressional District official on Wednesday morning. On Saturday, Sandy Levin, D-Royal Oak — who has been in Congress since 1983 — announced he'd step down at the end of his current term in early 2019.

Andy Levin, 57, is a lawyer by training and formerly ran the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. He is the former director of worker training for the state and now runs an organization that develops partnerships to improve energy usage.

He also has a long history of being a labor organizer.

“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,” Andy Levin said in a statement.

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