Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Hartmann Aue, 34, announced Thursday evening during a birthday celebration he is campaigning to be the 85th District’s next state representative.
“We need a candidate who isn’t entrenched in Lansing politics, that understands what’s happening around here. From what I see, the decisions made in Lansing hit local governments first. We need a person who will stand up for the hardworking taxpayers and our local officials,” he said. He is running for the Republican nomination to succeed Rep. Ben Glardon, leaving office Dec. 31, 2016 due to term limits.
The son of Joan, and the late Bill Aue, he is a graduate of Owosso High School, Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in Political Science, and in December 2015 he will graduate from Central Michigan University with a master’s in Public Administration. Aue was recently inducted into CMU’s Pi Alpha Alpha international honor society for Public Affairs and Administration. The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to honor and respect the virtues and values of public service and those who serve. To uphold the highest ethical standards applying to public service and endeavor to encourage and engage in meaningful interaction with other societal members.
After undergrad work, he spent four years working for multiple Fortune 500 companies before joining the Snyder/Calley administration in Lansing as a Constituent Relations Advisor specializing on Education, Transportation, Public Safety, Health & Wellness and Talent Enhancement.
Previously, he spent two years at the Michigan House of Representatives, as an intern and legislative aide – working on issues such as agriculture, family, children and seniors, energy & technology, as well as commerce.
A member of the Sons of America Legion Post 57, the Owosso Rotary Club, MSU Extension District 9 Advisory Council, Aue serves on the Shiawassee County United Way and Mid-West Trail Authority Boards.