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Patterson and Miller Lead Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee Endorsements for General Election

DETROIT, August 18, 2016 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) announced endorsements in several key races at the national, state and county level for Michigan’s general election in November.

The Chamber PAC Board of Directors regularly meets to identify and support candidates that are aligned with the Chamber’s public policy priorities of economic growth and job creation. After careful consideration, the Chamber PAC Board of Directors made endorsements based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey, input from PAC members and personal interviews with leading candidates interested in the Chamber’s endorsement. Earlier this year, the Chamber endorsed 27 Republicans and 25 Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives, as well as the at-large seat on the Detroit City Council, for the state’s primary election.

“After seeing 91 percent of our endorsed candidates win their primary election, the Detroit Regional Chamber PAC is happy to add these individuals to an already strong list of candidates who voters should choose in November,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber.

The Chamber PAC prides itself on being one of the most sought-after, bipartisan endorsements in Michigan and selects candidates focused on pro-economic growth policy who support creating good job opportunities. The Chamber has a proud tradition of supporting legislators of both parties who are focused on results for the entire state.

OAKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE
L. Brooks Patterson
“The success of our region requires leaders that are willing to put the best interests of their constituents in front of narrow interests. Brooks Patterson’s recent decision to move regional transit forward is an example of how strong leadership can allow Southeast Michigan to grow and we look forward to working with him for four more years,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber.

MACOMB COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSIONER
Candice Miller
“Rep. Candice Miller is a proven problem solver who gets things done for our region in Washington and we are thrilled that she is bringing that same attitude back home to protect our most valuable resources,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber.

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT
Joan Larsen
David Viviano

MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

District 9 – Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit)
District 20 – Colleen Pobur (D-Plymouth)
District 31 – William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township)
District 37 – Christine Greig (D-Farmington)
District 50 – Tim Sneller (D-Burton)
District 85 – Ben Frederick (R-Owosso)

MICHIGAN SENATE
District 4 – Ian Conyers (D-Detroit)

U.S. CONGRESS
District 2 – Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland)
District 4 – John Moolenaar (R-Midland)
District 5 – Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township)
District 6 – Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph)
District 8 – Mike Bishop (R-Rochester)
District 9 – Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak)
District 11 – David Trott (R-Birmingham)
District 12 – Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)
District 14 – Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield)

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.

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