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Detroit Regional Chamber’s PAC Board Endorses Seven Candidates in the 2013 Detroit City Council Primary

DETROIT, July 12, 2013 Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Board announced the endorsements of seven candidates in the August 6 primary for the Detroit City Council election in November.

“The City Council elections this fall will help set the tone as Detroit moves through one of the most critical periods in its history. Bringing the best possible field to voters is an important investment in Detroit’s future,” said Terence Thomas, chairman, Chamber PAC Board. “We’re proud to endorse these candidates and believe they will work toward the sound public policy that drives growth while bringing about the change this city needs.”

The City Council candidates receiving the Chamber’s PAC endorsement for the primary include:

District 1: James Tate (Incumbent)
District 2: Rick Bowers
District 3: Scott Benson
District 4: Andre Spivey (Incumbent)
District 5: Adam Hollier
District 6: Vince Keenan
At-Large: Saunteel Jenkins (Incumbent)

Last week, the Chamber’s PAC endorsed former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan as a write-in candidate for the primary for the Detroit mayoral election in November. A list of the Chamber’s primary endorsements can be found on

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three-quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

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