MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Candice Miller wants to leave the halls of Congress for the sewer lines of suburban Detroit.

The Macomb County Republican says she will run for county public works commissioner. Miller had already said she wouldn’t seek another term in Congress after 14 years.

Miller says she has long emphasized the need for “clean, pure, fresh water.” She’ll challenge longtime incumbent Anthony Marrocco, a Democrat.

A popular Democrat, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says he’ll support Miller if she runs for the office.

It’s no secret that Marrocco and Hackel have butted heads over the years on several county issues notably in 2014 Hackel accused Marrocco of “raising irrelevant objection to the regional (water) deal crafted for a $50 million-per-year lease by the suburbs of the Detroit water adn sewer system,” according to the Macomb Daily.

“Marrocco said Hackel has not maintained communications with him and the executive’s well-documented opinions run contrary to the public works office that oversees sewer and water services.”

She was Michigan secretary of state for eight years before going to Congress.

 

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