By Mary Drier
VASSAR — Dan Grimshaw, of Vassar, has announced he will challenge embattled first-term state representative Kurt Damrow in the Aug. 7 Republican primary for the opportunity to represent Huron and Tuscola counties as the 84th House Rep.
“The people deserve representation by a legislator who shares their conservative values and who will also serve with integrity, accountability, and a sense of personal duty,” Grimshaw said. “I am that candidate.
“I have a clear record of honest leadership and delivering real results for taxpayers.”
Grimshaw currently serves as the Tuscola County Register of Deeds, having defeated an incumbent in the 2008 Republican primary.
Mary Drier is a staff writer for the Tuscola County Advertiser. She can be reached at email@example.com.
According to Grimshaw, he has accomplished what he set out to do in the Tuscola County Register of Deeds office of cutting costs, modernizing records, and improving customer service.
I feel a sense of duty to run for state representative, he said.
Grimshaw says his experience as a lifelong resident of the district, successful small business owner, local and county elected official, and community leader has prepared him to hit the ground running day one on the job as the area’s legislator.
“As a business owner, I know very well that we need to get Michigan’s economy moving again,” he said. “I also believe that government must provide quality service and value for taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. Businesses succeed by doing that and those principles apply to government as well.
“Quality service from a legislator means representing the people with integrity and being accountable to them for your decisions and actions. Huron and Tuscola counties expect nothing less. I will deliver that each day if I am elected.”
Grimshaw is perhaps best known in the area for his years as a gospel singer with “The Grimshaws” and “The Calvarymen Quartet.”
He says faith guides his personal life, public service and professional endeavors.
Along with being the Register of Deeds, he served on the Vassar School District’s Board of Education for five years, and on the Tuscola Behavioral Health Board for the past 20 years. He is also an active member of his church, local Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and Gideons International chapter.
He is one of 15 children. He graduated Vassar High School in 1972, and later received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan at Flint.
Grimshaw has worked in the land title industry for over 27 years. He has owned Mid-State Title Services since 1996.
Those interested in learning more about Grimshaw’s candidacy can contact him on Facebook at Dan Grimshaw or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mary Drier