Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses John Moolenaar for U.S. House

LANSING, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of John Moolenaar for U.S. House. Moolenaar is seeking election to represent Michigan's 4th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee, Wexford, and parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.

"We are very pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses John Moolenaar for Congress," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "John is a proven leader with a strong record of accomplishment both as a State Representative (2002-2008) and State Senator (2010-2014)."

"John has repeatedly earned the Chamber's endorsement throughout his 12-year career as a state lawmaker, having consistently earned a score of 95 percent or better on the Chamber's Legislative Voting Record," added Studley.

In 2004 and in 2006, Moolenaar earned a perfect score on the Chamber's Legislative Voting Record for which he was publicly recognized as a "Champion of Commerce."

"John Moolenaar is a leader who fights for solutions to grow Michigan's economy, encourage job creation, and create more opportunities for job providers across the state to succeed," noted Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel. "As a U.S. Representative, John will continue his fight for Michigan and America and enhance America's ability to compete in the global marketplace."

"John will be an effective, solutions-oriented member of Congress and we are proud to endorse him for this congressional seat," Studley concluded.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,500 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.

SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce

For further information: Rich Studley or Jim Holcomb, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, (517) 371-2100