Crim, Bobby

Michigan House Speaker

Bobby Crim

Elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, Bobby served 8 years as the speaker of the House.

In 1977 he organized the Crim Road Race for Michigan Special Olympics. He had three goals: to run a first class road race in Flint; to raise money for mentally handicapped athletes; and to foster community pride among the residents of the Flint area. The Crim Festival of Races has accomplished all three goals. Over the intervening years the festival has gained an international reputation as one of the top world-class races, has raised millions of dollars for six charities and is an annual event celebrated the fourth weekend in August throughout Flint.

Interviewed by Lynn Jondahl
90 minutes, July 10, 2008