A Town Hall event this week in Howell will feature a candidate vying to replace Republican Congressman Mike Bishop.

Chris Smith is running for the Democratic nomination to the 8th Congressional District. A public policy and law professor at Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, Smith touts his strong advocacy of labor unions, an increased minimum wage and support for a single-payer health care plan.

He’ll be holding a question and answer session on Wednesday, February 21st at the Howell Opera House starting at 7pm. Smith’s main opponent for the Democratic nomination is former defense and intelligence official Elissa Slotkin of Holly. (JK)