Michigan Chamber of Commerce Announces Additional Candidate Endorsements For State House And Michigan Senate

Sep 22, 2014

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced additional campaign endorsements for the State House and Michigan Senate.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,600 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. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process.

"Smart new policies are improving Michigan's economic competitiveness and providing opportunities for job providers and working families," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Michigan is on the right track and the election of pro-jobs policymakers will help ensure further progress."

"Today, we are pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber's endorsement of nine additional candidates for the State House and one additional candidate for the Michigan Senate," said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "All of these outstanding individuals have demonstrated a commitment to keep Michigan moving forward through the enactment of policies based on free enterprise and economic opportunity.

Following are the Michigan Chamber's nine new candidate endorsements for the State House:

District

Candidate 

Home

43

Jim Tedder

Clarkston

47

Hank Vaupel

Fowlerville

56

Jason Sheppard

Temperance

58

Eric Leutheuser

Hillsdale

59

Aaron Miller 

Sturgis

62

John Bizon

Battle Creek

73

Chris Afendoulis

Grand Rapids

80

Cindy Gamrat

Plainwell

98

Gary Glenn

Larkin

In the Senate, the Michigan Chamber has endorsed Marty Knollenberg, of Troy, in his bid to represent Michigan's 13th Senate District.

A complete listing of Chamber-endorsed candidates for State House and Michigan Senate is available on the Michigan Chamber's website at www.michamber.com/2014ElectionGuide.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,600 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.          

The Michigan Chamber PAC ranks 21st among Michigan's top 150 political action committees, according to a July 2014 report by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. 

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SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce

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


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