Student Who Started a Pro-Life Group on His College Campus Runs for State Legislature

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 4, 2022   |   7:36PM   |   Lansing, Michigan

A former pro-life student leader hopes to make a difference for life by running for an open seat in the Michigan state legislature this year.

The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports Geyer Balog, who founded a pro-life club as a college student, recently announced his campaign for the 106th District of the Michigan House of Representatives.

“Northeast Michigan has always been my home, and I genuinely care for and appreciate both the land and the people who live here,” Balog said. “Our district needs someone who is willing to stand up and fight for their God given rights and work tirelessly to make bold changes in our legislature.”

Students for Life of America highlighted the news on its Twitter account, pointing out that Balog was a former student pro-life leader in Michigan.

“Geyer Balog, who founded a Students for Life group at his college, is now running for the Michigan House of Representatives!” the pro-life organization wrote.

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A pro-life Republican, Balog said he grew up on a farm and he was homeschooled through high school. In college, he formed the Students for Life Alpena Community College Chapter.

Since 2020, he has served as the third district commissioner for Montmorency County and the chair of the county Republican Party, according to the report.

State Rep. Sue Allor, who currently represents the district, cannot run again because of term limits.

Balog expressed frustration with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a pro-abortion Democrat, and her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues. He promised that he will work for the people of Michigan, not special interest groups.

“I am running because I am tired of the government overreach and lack of accountability in Lansing. We need fresh leadership to bring both parties together around ideas that work,” he said. “The 106th needs principled and transparent leaders that refuse to bow to special interests or put party politics before people.”