Ian Conyers, Great-Nephew of John Conyers, Announces Campaign to Take Great-Uncle’s Seat


Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on Ian Conyers' bid to replace his great uncle, Rep. John Conyers, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ian Conyers—the 29-year-old great-nephew of former Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)—officially launched his campaign Friday for the U.S. House of Representatives to win his great-uncle’s 13th District seat, after the legendary politician was forced to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.

Ian Conyers, a Michigan state senator from the 4th District who announced his run on the west side of Detroit on Friday morning, hopes to continue the elder Conyers’ legacy by ushering in a youthful exuberance to a region that continues to suffer from a dropping population, a 35 percent poverty rate and an ailing economy.

The 4th District is a Democratic and largely African-American stronghold, so his margin of victory isn’t surprising. While Conyers has served for just over a year in his state Senate seat, Michigan political consultant T.J. Bucholz said that the word in Lansing, Mich., is that Conyers can be a thoughtful legislator and brings a high level of intelligence to the table.

The 4th District is a Democratic and largely African-American stronghold, so his margin of victory isn’t surprising. While Conyers has served for just over a year in his state Senate seat, Michigan political consultant T.J. Bucholz said that the word in Lansing, Mich., is that Conyers can be a thoughtful legislator and brings a high level of intelligence to the table.

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https://www.theroot.com/ian-conyers-great-nephew-of-john-conyers-announces-ca-1822203811

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