State Senate District 22
Adam Dreher is an attorney running for the Michigan Senate District 22 seat that's currently held by Republican Joe Thune, who is term limited. Dreher is unopposed In the Aug. 7 Democratic primary. In the Nov. 6 general election, Dreher will face the winner of the Republican primary – either Joseph Marinaro or Lana Theis.
This is Dreher's first bid for public office. On his campaign website, he identifies a range of priorities, including public education, infrastructure, criminal justice reform, the environment, voting access and an increased minimum wage.
Dreher works for the Wieber Green law firm in St. Johns, north of Lansing. He's held that position since February 2018, with a practice focusing on criminal and family law. He previously was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ionia County. Before that he held internships with the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney and the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney.
Dreher served the U.S. Army from 2002-08 as a Calvary Scout, including two tours in Iraq.
Dreher grew up in Ypsilanti and graduated from Lincoln Consolidated Schools. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 2008, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan. He earned a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.
Dreher and his wife Rachel Dreher live in Livingston County's Oceola Township, northeast of Howell. They have one young son.
Dreher is serving as treasurer for his campaign.
Adam Dreher: In The News
Candidate Seeking State Senate Seat Denounces Trump Statements – WHMI, Aug. 18, 2017
Iraq war vet running for 22nd state Senate seat – Livingston Daily, Aug. 8, 2017
Iraq War veteran announces run for State Senate – Manchester Mirror, July 30, 2017
Three dog night fall? Canine trio face death sentence In disputed case in Ionia County – City Pulse, March 22, 2017
Michigan Supreme Court hears Ionia County OWI case – Ionia Sentinel Standard, April 7, 2016