State Sen. Adam Hollier announces bid for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District

Russ McNamara

Jan 24, 2022

The Army lieutenant and former firefighter seemed destined for this campaign as soon as Rep. Brenda Lawrence said she was retiring from the House.

State Sen. Adam Hollier is jumping into the fray of Michigan’s newly-redrawn 13th Congressional District. Hollier’s Senate district lies within the 13th. He says he’s running to help bring about structural change.


“It’s cliche to say that our system is broken,” Hollier says. “We all know that, but what we don’t talk about is that is by design. Our system is not designed to take care of people. It is fundamentally designed to do exactly what it does.”


The system is not designed to provide affordable child care,” he says, “it is not designed to provide affordable health care or even safe secure housing our systems are not designed to do that.”

—State Sen. Adam Hollier on his run for Congress


He says lawmakers need to react to already growing crises.


“Our country is literally on fire and that seems like hyperbole, but with climate change, with global warming, with what happened in D.C. with the insurrection, with the way manufacturing in this state is moving in this country, we are literally in crisis,” Hollier says.


Hollier sees a country with a lot of fixable flaws.


“The system is not designed to provide affordable child care,” he says, “it is not designed to provide affordable health care or even safe secure housing our systems are not designed to do that.”


Hollier seemed destined for this as soon as Rep. Brenda Lawrence said she was retiring from the House and Rashida Tlaib said she’d be switching from the 13th to the newly redrawn 12th.


It won’t be easy for the former firefighter and current Army 2nd Lieutenant, who will face the challenge of a former Detroit police chief in Ralph Godbee, a former state rep in Sherry Gay-Dagnogo and a current state representative in Shri Thanedar.