Political Action Committees

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Political Action Committees

Each year, hundreds of laws, rules and regulations that affect the bottom line of businesses in the Detroit region are adopted by state and local units. The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) weighs in on these policies and interviews and endorses candidates with pro-business agendas running for local, state and federal legislative offices.

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s PACs

The Chamber has established the following PACs to reach all levels of government and all levels of the political process:

  1. Detroit Regional Chamber PAC – for state campaigns
  2. Powering the Economy PAC – for issue education
  3. Detroit Regional Chamber FedPAC – for federal campaigns

Both the Chamber’s state PAC and FedPAC are geared toward the promotion of candidates and can only accept contributions from individuals.

The PAC II is geared toward issues instead of candidates. Such campaigns cannot call for the election or defeat of a candidate, but may call for the passage or defeat of a particular issue. In addition, corporations may also make direct contributions to the Chamber for issue advocacy campaigns.

The Chamber PAC:

  • More than 92 percent of endorsed candidates in the 2016 election won their respective races, including nine candidates for U.S. Congress and 51 of 53 candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives. In addition, standalone endorsements for Candice Miller for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner and Janeé Ayers for Detroit City Council were also successful.
  • Endorsed Gov. Rick Snyder, Attorney General Bill Schuette, Secretary of State Candice Miller, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters in 2014.
  • Posted victories in four 2014 Michigan congressional races, three Supreme Court races and more than 97 percent of endorsed House of Representatives races in the general election.

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s PAC now accepts online donations.

Contact
    • Brad
    • Williams
    • Vice President, Government Relations
    • bwilliam@detroitchamber.com
    • Lindsay
    • Case
    • Senior Director, Government Relations
    • lcase@detroitchamber.com
    • Jason
    • Puscas
    • Director, Government Relations
    • jpuscas@detroitchamber.com
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Contact
    • Brad
    • Williams
    • Vice President, Government Relations
    • bwilliam@detroitchamber.com
    • Lindsay
    • Case
    • Senior Director, Government Relations
    • lcase@detroitchamber.com
    • Jason
    • Puscas
    • Director, Government Relations
    • jpuscas@detroitchamber.com
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