U.S. House, Michigan - 13
Representative Shri Thanedar is running for a second term to represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thanedar was born in India and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Bombay. He came to the United States to study and received a PhD from the University of Akron in 1982. After a successful business career in research and pharmaceuticals, Thanedar ran for the Democratic nomination Governor of Michigan in 2018. In 2020, he was elected to represent the 3rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives. In the legislature, Thanedar has supported a number of pro-environment bills and supports strong legislation to protect Michigan’s waterways, including the Great Lakes. This includes proposals to shut down the Enbridge Energy Line 5 oil pipeline, and protection of native wildlife from invasive species. Thanedar also supports the Green New Deal and investment in clean energy. He understands the disproportionate impacts climate change has on low-income communities and supports forcing companies to reduce pollution in communities of color and fund research to study the impacts this pollution has had on these communities.
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