Sandy Pensler, Grosse Pointe businessman, who also has experience in economics and law, formally announced his candidacy for the Senate seat in November 2017. Founder of Pensler Capital and has experience starting and maintaining businesses, particularly in the manufacturing industry.Prior to his work in the business world as a financial advisor and investor, Pensler clerked at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Patrick Higginbotham. He's also taught courses in economics at Yale University. 

Running for U.S Senate