In a move that has caught the attention of political and entertainment circles alike, Hill Harper, known for his role in the popular TV series “The Good Doctor,” has announced his entry into the competitive race for the Democratic nomination in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race. Harper joins a crowded field of candidates vying for the opportunity to represent the state in the Senate. But what could this mean for the world of politics in Michigan?
The Good Doctor Star Hill Harper Promises Change and Genuine Care
Hill Harper, known for his roles in “The Good Doctor” and “CSI: NY,” has officially declared his candidacy in the Michigan Senate race. In his campaign announcement, Harper delivered a heartfelt message to his son, highlighting the need for change in politics, emphasizing that many politicians in office lack genuine concern for the people they represent.
Harper’s stance presents a stark contrast to the perceived front-runner, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a Democratic moderate who entered the race following Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s retirement. With other candidates like Pamela Pugh and Leslie Love also joining the race, the competition for the Democratic nomination is heating up.
Hill Harper’s Journey From Obama Supporter to Senate Candidate
Hill Harper, an avid supporter of Barack Obama and former classmate at Harvard Law School, is now entering politics. Known for his acting career and authorship of books like The Wealth Cure and Letters to a Young Brother, Harper also founded the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. While having ties to Iowa and California, he owns a house in Detroit and a coffee shop called Roasting Plant Coffee in the city.
Harper emphasizes his diverse experiences beyond acting including being a union organizer, a single dad, and a small business owner. On Twitter, he states, “I’m NOT a career politician.”
The actor and activist adds another dimension to his already diverse career, bringing his passion and dedication to public service to the forefront.