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2022 candidates for governor

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Austin Chenge is the first candidate to announce that he is challenging current Governor Gretchen Whitmer in the 2022 gubernatorial race.

Chenge and his family immigrated from Nigeria to Grand Rapids in 2008 as permanent residents, and became citizens five years later. He's an entrepreneur, operating a product and software design company, and he's never held public office.