The man who represents Livingston County in Congress has filed for re-election.

8th District Republican Congressman Mike Bishop, along with a former Rochester Adams government teacher and several area students, were on hand as the necessary signatures for Bishop to run for re-election were filed. Bishop was joined in Lansing by his former Rochester Adams High School civics teacher, Greg Clevenger, who has known the Bishop family for decades. Bishop filed all of the necessary paperwork and petitions to seek re-election and released a new short video titled “My Home with Mike Bishop." The long-form digital video shows Congressman traveling the district where he has lived his life. Bishop says he grew up here and the community is important to him while the people and the issues they face are personal. Bishop says that’s why he’s honored to serve as their congressman and the reason he’s running for re-election.

As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Bishop’s campaign says he worked to enact the most recent tax reform that increased the take-home pay of families and small businesses across the district resulting in higher wages, bonuses and the ability for small businesses to expand and hire more employees. It says as a member of the bipartisan "Problem Solvers Caucus," Bishop has a strong record of legislative accomplishment including the passage last week of the bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA). The CPIA was described as important legislation which allows youth-serving organizations in every state (such as YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) to access FBI background checks for prospective staff and volunteers.

Democrats Elissa Slotkin and Chris Smith have both filed for the 8th District seat. The filing deadline is April 24th. (JM)