As we approach Election Day on November 6, Stateside is interviewing candidates running in the midterm elections. In the race for Michigan attorney general, there was a late addition. Chris Graveline, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, is now running as an independent.
Graveline did not have even half the amount of signatures needed to get on the ballot. Graveline found this process unconstitutional and disadvantageous to independent candidates. After filing a lawsuit, a federal judge put him on the ballot.
Graveline said that attorney generals across the country have become partisan lawyers working for political aims.
“My question is who is doing the work of the people? Consumer protection, actually getting resources to fight violent crime, opioid addiction, identity theft. That’s what I want to do,” he added.
Listen to the full interview above to hear what Graveline thinks the attorney general's role in civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals should be, and his opposition to the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.