|Dr. Kimberly Shmina|
Dr. Shmina previously ran in a hard fought school board race in Algonac where her goal was to curb the out of control spending and to fight the introduction of Common Core curriculum into the Algonac school district.
On her website Dr. Kimberly Shmina says "In running for party chairperson, my main goal is to use a team approach to heal and grow our party in a manner that is inclusive and builds on the strengths of all of our members. It is a time for unity in order to ensure that strong conservatives are elected. I believe I am the leader who can help transform our party."
Dr. Shmina joins Ronna Romney McDaniel - a long time party activist, formerState Committee Woman, current Republican National Committee Woman and niece of former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney,
Also being mentioned in being interested or encouraged to run include, former Senatorial Candidate Terry Lynn Land who ran in 2010 before dropping out and endorsing Bobby Schostak, former MSU Trustee candidate Jeff Sakwa, current 14th District Chairman and long time party operative Paul Welday, Kent County GOP Chair Dave Dishaw , Pete Lund and term linted but very conservative State Representative Tom McMillin. However it has only been reported that Pete Lund and Tom McMillin have come out publicly about considering a run for State Chair. Will they jump in after the first of the year?