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MMA Announces Pro-Manufacturing Candidate Endorsements 2020

LANSING (September 21, 2020) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced the endorsement of 66 pro-manufacturing candidates in the Michigan House of Representatives and two rule-of-law Michigan Supreme Court candidates in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, 11/3/20.

“Michigan manufacturing is the largest source of job and wealth creation in the state, driving local economies across Michigan,” said MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh. “Michigan manufacturers compete with the lowest cost locations anywhere in the world, so it is imperative that state policymakers continuously seek ways to improve Michigan’s business climate and improve the competitive position for manufacturing job creators.”

“We are confident that these 66 pro-manufacturing legislators understand the importance of manufacturing to Michigan’s economy,” said Mike Johnston, MMA Vice President of Government Affairs. “These candidates will drive the pro-manufacturing policies necessary to empower the manufacturing-driven economic recovery and to attract new investment and jobs in the Great Lakes State.”

With regard to the endorsement of Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Court of Appeals Judge Brock Swartzle, Walsh noted “Businesses and economies thrive on predictability and consistency. We are confident that Justice McCormack and Judge Swartzle will defend the integrity of Michigan’s judicial system by upholding the objective rule of law.”

(See below for the full list of endorsed candidates.)

MMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing Michigan’s diverse manufacturing sector and securing a prosperous future for the state’s largest and most vital industry.

For more information on MMA’s endorsed candidates, or to schedule a call with MMA President & CEO John Walsh or Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston, contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley at 517-487-8530 or mckinley@mimfg.org.

MMA’s 2020 Endorsed Candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court

Candidate
Bridget Mary McCormack
Candidate
Brock Swartzle

MMA’s 2020 Endorsed Candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives

District Candidate Party
2 Joe Tate D
13 Tullio Liberati D
17 Joe Bellino R
18 Kevin Hertel D
19 Martha Ptashnik R
21 Ranjeev Puri D
24 Steve Marino R
30 Diana Farrington R
32 Pamela Hornberger R
33 Jeff Yaroch R
36 Douglas Wozniak R
38 Chase Turner R
39 Ryan Berman R
42 Ann Bollin R
43 Andrea Schroeder R
44 Matt Maddock R
47 Bob Bezotte R
49 John Cherry D
50 Tim Sneller D
51 Mike Mueller R
52 Donna Lasinski D
56 TC Clements R
57 Bronna Kahle R
58 Andrew Fink R
59 Steve Carra R
61 Bronwyn Haltom R
63 Matt Hall R
64 Julie Alexander R
65 Sarah Lightner R
66 Beth Griffin R
67 Nate Ross R
70 Pat Outman R
71 Angela Witwer D
District Candidate Party
73 Bryan Posthumus R
74 Mark Huizenga R
75 David LaGrand D
77 Tommy Brann R
78 Brad Paquette R
79 Pauline Wendzel R
80 Mary Whiteford R
81 Gary Eisen R
82 Gary Howell R
83 Andrew Beeler R
84 Phil Green R
85 Ben Frederick R
86 Thomas Albert R
87 Julie Calley R
88 Luke Meerman R
89 Jim Lilly R
90 Bradley Slagh R
91 Greg Van Woerkom R
93 Graham Filler R
94 Rodney Wakeman R
97 Jason Wentworth R
98 Annette Glenn R
99 Roger Hauck R
100 Scott VanSingel R
101 Jack O’Malley R
102 Michele Hoitenga R
103 Daire Rendon R
104 John Roth R
105 Ken Borton R
106 Sue Allor R
107 John Damoose R
108 Beau LaFave R
110 Gregory Markkanen R

Learn more about MMA.

For Media Outreach

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleyVice President of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org

LANSING (September 21, 2020) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced the endorsement of 66 pro-manufacturing candidates in the Michigan House of Representatives and two rule-of-law Michigan Supreme Court candidates in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, 11/3/20.

“Michigan manufacturing is the largest source of job and wealth creation in the state, driving local economies across Michigan,” said MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh. “Michigan manufacturers compete with the lowest cost locations anywhere in the world, so it is imperative that state policymakers continuously seek ways to improve Michigan’s business climate and improve the competitive position for manufacturing job creators.”

“We are confident that these 66 pro-manufacturing legislators understand the importance of manufacturing to Michigan’s economy,” said Mike Johnston, MMA Vice President of Government Affairs. “These candidates will drive the pro-manufacturing policies necessary to empower the manufacturing-driven economic recovery and to attract new investment and jobs in the Great Lakes State.”

With regard to the endorsement of Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Court of Appeals Judge Brock Swartzle, Walsh noted “Businesses and economies thrive on predictability and consistency. We are confident that Justice McCormack and Judge Swartzle will defend the integrity of Michigan’s judicial system by upholding the objective rule of law.”

(See below for the full list of endorsed candidates.)

MMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing Michigan’s diverse manufacturing sector and securing a prosperous future for the state’s largest and most vital industry.

For more information on MMA’s endorsed candidates, or to schedule a call with MMA President & CEO John Walsh or Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston, contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley at 517-487-8530 or mckinley@mimfg.org.

MMA’s 2020 Endorsed Candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court

Candidate
Bridget Mary McCormack
Candidate
Brock Swartzle

MMA’s 2020 Endorsed Candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives

District Candidate Party
2 Joe Tate D
13 Tullio Liberati D
17 Joe Bellino R
18 Kevin Hertel D
19 Martha Ptashnik R
21 Ranjeev Puri D
24 Steve Marino R
30 Diana Farrington R
32 Pamela Hornberger R
33 Jeff Yaroch R
36 Douglas Wozniak R
38 Chase Turner R
39 Ryan Berman R
42 Ann Bollin R
43 Andrea Schroeder R
44 Matt Maddock R
47 Bob Bezotte R
49 John Cherry D
50 Tim Sneller D
51 Mike Mueller R
52 Donna Lasinski D
56 TC Clements R
57 Bronna Kahle R
58 Andrew Fink R
59 Steve Carra R
61 Bronwyn Haltom R
63 Matt Hall R
64 Julie Alexander R
65 Sarah Lightner R
66 Beth Griffin R
67 Nate Ross R
70 Pat Outman R
71 Angela Witwer D
District Candidate Party
73 Bryan Posthumus R
74 Mark Huizenga R
75 David LaGrand D
77 Tommy Brann R
78 Brad Paquette R
79 Pauline Wendzel R
80 Mary Whiteford R
81 Gary Eisen R
82 Gary Howell R
83 Andrew Beeler R
84 Phil Green R
85 Ben Frederick R
86 Thomas Albert R
87 Julie Calley R
88 Luke Meerman R
89 Jim Lilly R
90 Bradley Slagh R
91 Greg Van Woerkom R
93 Graham Filler R
94 Rodney Wakeman R
97 Jason Wentworth R
98 Annette Glenn R
99 Roger Hauck R
100 Scott VanSingel R
101 Jack O’Malley R
102 Michele Hoitenga R
103 Daire Rendon R
104 John Roth R
105 Ken Borton R
106 Sue Allor R
107 John Damoose R
108 Beau LaFave R
110 Gregory Markkanen R

Learn more about MMA.

For Media Outreach

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleyVice President of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org
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