CRAIG MAUGER AT DEMS JANUARY MEETING

Money in Politics Expert to Speak to Livingston Dems

An expert on money in politics will speak to Livingston County Democrats at their January meeting.

Craig Mauger, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, will speak at the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23, Brighton Township.

Mauger’s appearance comes just months after the November 2018 elections, which were the most expensive in Michigan history, with spending topping $291.1 million, not counting what is yet to be reported at the end of January.

Mauger has been executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network since January 2016.

Prior to that, he worked as a reporter covering government and politics for newspapers in Indiana for nearly seven years. He then spent three and a half years covering Michigan state government and politics for Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS News), an online news service. While at MIRS, he concentrated on covering the Michigan Legislature and following money in politics. That work included tracking political nonprofits and examining how donations affected legislation.

Mauger graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

The meeting will begin with the party’s convention at which committee members will be elected for the Feb. 2 Michigan Democratic Party’s spring convention.

Mauger graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated. )