Lawton, MI– Today, Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson announced his endorsement of Tonya Schuitmaker for Attorney General.
“Tonya Schuitmaker is a strong leader who will be a tough law-and-order Attorney General. Like me, Tonya has won in areas President Obama carried twice by serving as a principled leader and achieving meaningful results. Whether combating the drug abuse epidemic, helping crime victims, or opposing sanctuary cities, we can trust Tonya Schuitmaker to protect what is important to the people of Michigan,” said Brooks Patterson.
“Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson is a national leader fostering economic growth, job creation and fiscal responsibility, and he was a tough prosecutor who made Oakland County a safe place to raise a family. Being from West Michigan, I have always admired Brooks’ results-oriented leadership and I’m particularly grateful to receive his endorsement as we build a statewide campaign,” added Tonya Schuitmaker.
Tonya Schuitmaker was an attorney in private practice for ten years and has since served in the State House and currently in the State Senate. Raised on a family farm in Van Buren County, Tonya has been a lifelong resident of West Michigan. She and her husband Steve raised their two children, Jordan and Savina, on the same farm.