A West Michigan immigration attorney says she plans to be the first Democratic woman from the area ever elected to Congress.
Hillary Scholten announced on Monday that she’s running to represent Michigan’s 3rd congressional district, which includes Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.
The district is currently represented by Congressman Justin Amash. He announced last week he’s leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent.
Scholten made her announcement to supporters at Martin Luther King Jr. park in Grand Rapids.