Tonya Renay Wells

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Tonya Wells
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 5
ProfessionUnemployed Commercial Bus Driver
Tonya Wells was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives.



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wells ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 5. She is running against Renard Berry, Fred Durhal, Jr., Cynthia Ann Johnson, Mark Murphy, Jr., and Nathaniel Nathan in the Democratic primary on August 7.[1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Durhal, Jr. Incumbent 50.7% 2,752
Cynthia Ann Johnson 29.8% 1,620
Mark Murphy, Jr. 8.2% 447
Tonya Renay Wells 7.3% 398
Renard Berry 3.9% 213
Total Votes 5,430

Campaign themes

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters (dead link) asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Wells responded that advocating for compulsory assistance to public school bus drivers of special education students is her top priority: "I will make sure senate bill 608 passes in the state house and state senate that will require all school districts to have a bus attendant (or other adult personnel) on each bus route "that is being used to provide special education transportation required under this article, at lease 1 person in addition to the driver is assigned to assist the driver."[3]

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