Michigan Bookseller Running for State Representative

Emily Dievendorf

The latest of the many booksellers who have run for and held political office is Emily Dievendorf, co-owner of the Resistance Bookstore, which opened in Lansing, Mich., in February. She is running for a seat in the Michigan State House and is in a Democratic primary that takes place next Tuesday, August 2, the Lansing State Journal (via Yahoo) reported.

"I have never picked a job because it was fun," Dievendorf told the newspaper. "I think that civil rights, I think that's what politics should be--I think politics is supposed to be about representation. And, to me, this is making sure the community is in the office.

"I always say I'm an easy Google," she continued. "And when you Google me, you're going to find a lot of people who love me and a lot of people who hate me, and the people who hate me, I am happy with it. Because they are the same folks who are working very hard to keep the most vulnerable from having equality under the law."

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