1998 Race for Governor
John Engler (R) (inc. Governorship
His administration was characterized by privatization of state services income tax reduction raised sales taxes 50% educational reform welfare reform and major reorganization of executive branch departments. Eventually however Dole instead selected Jack Kemp a former congressman and HUD Secretary.
John Mathias Engler (born October 12 1948) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. Cooley Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Cooley having served as a Michigan State Senator since 1979. Engler also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marguerite Eyer Wilbur Foundation which funds many Kirk Center programs.