Two candidates for high office will be in Livingston County to speak to area Democrats.

Abdul El-Sayed is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor. Elissa Slotkin is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for 8th District Congress. They will both be speaking to Livingston County Democrats at their regular meeting this Thursday, August 24th. El Sayed is an epidemiologist and the former health commissioner for the City of Detroit.

Slotkin, from Holly, is a former Acting Secretary of Defense. She began working with the CIA following the 9-11attacks and served 3 tours in Iraq. Slotkin worked for both Republican and Democratic presidents on the National Security Council.

The meeting begins at 7pm and takes place at RE/Max Platinum auditorium at 6870 Grand River, between Brighton and Howell. Attendees should park in the back and use the rear entrance, making their way downstairs to the auditorium.

The primary for both the Democratic nomination for governor and 8th District Congress will be held on August 7, 2018. (MK)