Dan McMaster announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat on the Shiawassee County Commission, on Wednesday, April 20, representing four precincts in the City of Owosso.
“I’d like to thank my family and colleagues for their support for this effort,” said McMaster. “Our campaign has all of the momentum right now, and I expect to be elected commissioner by an overwhelming majority this November. I will run my campaign and serve as commissioner with a strong commitment to always fighting hard for taxpayers.”
The seat is being vacated by Democratic Commissioner John Horvath, who is running for the 85th District State Representative seat. McMaster is currently Chairman of Grassroots Midwest, Michigan’s only bipartisan campaigns and advocacy firm, which he co-founded with Adrian Hemond in 2013. He is the former director of the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee where he successfully retained majority in 2012, following a twenty seat pick up and winning majority in 2010. With nearly 20 years of campaign and legislative experience, he has worked for both the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, along with serving as political director for Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, and with the Michigan Bankers MIBank PAC.
As a local GOP activist, he has served on the Fourth Congressional Executive Committee, as chair of the Shiawassee County Republican Party, and also as county campaign chair for Bush/Cheney 2004 and McCain/Palin 2008. A graduate of Central Michigan University and St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge, England, he holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, history, and military science along with graduate work in defense and strategic studies.
McMaster currently resides in Owosso’s historic district with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he is an active outdoorsman and works on the family farm in Clinton county, where his ancestral roots date to before the American Civil War.