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No matter your personal feelings or political affiliation, elections have consequences and participating in electoral politics is a necessary business strategy for manufacturers. MMA has developed resources to help you be an informed MFG Voter and make the best decisions at the polls this November. 

MFG Voter Guide 2020

Hear how the 2020 Election will impact the manufacturing sector with MMA’s entertaining and informative webinar series.

Election 2020: A Manufacturing Preview

Wednesday, 10/21/20 • 1:30 p.m.
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Join MMA Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston and Lansing’s most respected voices on state government and politics for an entertaining and informative discussion of how the 2020 General Election is shaping up for Michigan candidates. Discover how the power of Michigan’s manufacturing industry and the likelihood of success for the pro-manufacturing agenda will be impacted by results at the polls.


Mike Johnston
MMA Vice President of Government Affairs
Johnston leads MMA’s government affairs mission. He has represented MMA at the Capitol since 1999, becoming Vice President of Government Affairs in 2008. Prior to his work at MMA, Johnston served as Director of the House Republican Policy Office under two leaders, Representative Paul Hillegonds and Representative Ken Sikkema, and in the Michigan Department of Commerce as an environmental ombudsman in the Office of the Michigan Business Ombudsman.

Kyle Melinn
MIRS Editor and Vice President
Melinn has been a journalist for 20 years, covering the State Capitol for the last 13 and regularly appearing on radio shows across the state. Before MIRS, Melinn served as a freelance writer for the Boston Herald and covered government and politics for the The Daily Citizen, in Dalton, GA.; The Yuma Daily Sun, in Yuma, AZ.; and the Towne Courier in East Lansing.

Zachary Gorchow
Gongwer Executive Editor and Publisher
Named Gongwer’s executive editor and publisher in 2020, Gorchow manages the company’s Michigan operations, develops new services, plays a role in news coverage and leads reporting on the governor’s office. He was Gongwer’s editor from 2009-19 and covered the Michigan House of Representatives for Gongwer from 1998-2005.

Election 2020: Analyzing the Results and the Manufacturing Impact

Friday, 11/6/20 • 1:30 p.m.
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The 2020 General Election will determine the direction of manufacturing’s next decade. Join MMA’s Government Affairs team for a breakdown of election results with particular attention paid to how the power of Michigan’s manufacturing industry will be impacted and the likelihood of success for the pro-manufacturing agenda in the future.


Mike Johnston
MMA Vice President of Government Affairs
Mike leads MMA’s government affairs efforts including tax and energy policy issues. He has represented MMA at the Capitol since 1999. He coordinates the MMA Government Affairs,
Energy Policy and Tax Policy Committees.

Dave Greco, III
MMA Director of Regulatory & Environmental Affairs
Dave focuses on regulatory and environmental policy issues. He has a strong legal, legislative and policy background which he uses to serve our members. He coordinates the MMA Air Policy, Environmental Policy, Mining & Natural Resource Industries Policy and Lawyers Committees.

Brianna Mills
MMA Director of Political & Strategic Partnerships
Brianna strengthens the connections between MMA’s team and our members. She helps create long-lasting partnerships and develops new connections with members and key stakeholders. She coordinates the MMA Food Manufacturers Committee as well as the MMA-PAC, ImPACt and AIM funds.

David Worthams
MMA Director of Human Resource Policy
David focuses on human resource policy issues such as health care and talent. His remarkable experience and well-regarded reputation serve members well as the industry continues to innovate, invest and create jobs and opportunities. He coordinates the MMA Employment & Workforce Policy and Health Care Policy Committees..

Check out the October issue of MiMfg Magazine to learn what’s at stake for your company in the 2020 election.

Contact Brianna Mills

Brianna MillsDirector of Political and Strategic Partnerships
Call 517-487-8523

Paid for by Michigan Manufacturers Association Impact Fund with regulated funds,
Not authorized by any candidate committee,
620 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933.