Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Gordon Evans is an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.

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A Western Michigan University Political Science Professor says a ballot issue can influence other races on the ballot, but John Clark says it requires the right circumstances. 

WMUK's Gordon Evans talks with Gongwer News Editor Zach Gorchow about why Democrat Paul Clements was removed from the ballot in the 6th Congressional District. And why the party's 2014 and 2016 challenger to long time Republican Congressman Fred Upton is taking the case to court. 

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Seven candidates for Congress in Michigan were disqualified from the ballot by a state board earlier this month. Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the most controversial case was that of 6th District Democrat Paul Clements.

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Charles Parker started Charlie’s P.L.A.C.E. with encouragement from his children, Kevin Lavender Jr. launched the Fatherhood Network to give dads a place to connect. Both men are being honored later this month for their work strengthening black fathers and families.

Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger joined WMUK's Gordon Evans to discuss trends in campaign giving for this year's election, including issue ads from two different groups in Southwest Michigan's 6th Congressional district.