LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Mike Bishop for U.S. House. Bishop is seeking election to represent Michigan's 8th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Ingham, Livingston and portions of Oakland County, including the cities of Fenton, Rochester, Rochester Hills and the Village of Clarkston.
"I have personally known Mike Bishop for over a decade and throughout his legislative career we worked closely together to enact good public policy," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "I am very pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses Mike Bishop for Congress."
"Mike is a proven leader with a strong record of accomplishment both as a State Representative (1998-2002) and State Senator (2002-2010), the last four years of which he served as Senate Majority Leader," added Studley. "Mike repeatedly earned the Chamber's endorsement throughout his 12-year career as a state lawmaker because he was a strong voice for job providers and taxpayers."
In 2006 and in 2010, Bishop earned a perfect score on the Chamber's Legislative Voting Record for which he was publicly recognized as a "Champion of Commerce."
"Mike Bishop 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 for the Michigan Chamber. "As a U.S. Representative, Mike will continue his fight for Michigan and America and enhance America's ability to compete in the global marketplace."
"Mike is a tested leader who will bring common sense to Washington D.C. and be a champion for all of Michigan, and we are proud to endorse him for Michigan's 8th Congressional District," 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