By Derrick Allen Brooks

In a recent article written in ‘‘Campaign Finance Talk,”  which is a non partisan and non profit organization, State Senator Schwarz was asked why he was running for governor? 

He responded by stating that there needs to be a moderate voice in the Republican Party. He stated that he believes that the biggest political party in the state is independent   He said. “I am running to give those independents a voice.”

Senator Schwarz was born on November 15, 1937, and received his BA degree from the University of Michigan in 1959, and his M.D. from Wayne State University in 1964. After serving various posts in multiple locations for the United States military, he returned to Michigan in 1974 to raise a family.

He and his late wife, Anne, have one daughter, Brennan Louise, who was born in 1973.

After returning from Vietnam, Dr. Schwarz was a resident of General Surgery at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.  From 1973 to1974, Dr. Schwarz was Head of the Division of Otolaryngology (ears, throat, nose and related structures to the head and neck) at Harvard Medical School.  In 1974, Senator Schwarz returned to his hometown of Battle Creek and began a private practice. 

In 1985, Dr. Schwarz was elected Mayor of the City of Battle Creek.  In 1986, he won the State Senate seat in Michigan’s 24th district.  His district includes parts of Calhoun, Eaton, and Ingham counties, including Battle Creek.

This is a very important election and we had the opportunity to sit down with Senator Schwarz.  We want to bring both Democrats and Republican candidates to the attention of our readers.

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