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Detroit Regional Chamber PAC

Advocacy - PAC Wide

Endorsing Winning Candidates and Policy

Each year, hundreds of laws, rules and regulations that affect the bottom line of businesses in the Detroit region are adopted by federal, state, and local units of government. The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC)’s endorsement is sought after as it weighs in on these policies and interviews and endorses candidates from both sides of the aisle who support pro-business policies and are running for local, state and federal offices. 

Detroit Regional Chamber PAC 

The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) endorses candidates when consensus is reached among its Board members. The Chamber PAC is comprised of business leaders representing bipartisan views and reflecting diversity in industry, business size and location. The Chamber PAC historically makes bipartisan endorsements based on alignment with the Chamber’s policy priorities.

In the 2020 general election, more than 97% of the PAC’s endorsed candidates won their respective races.

Endorsement Selection Process

With careful consideration, the Chamber PAC Board makes endorsements focused on candidates’ stances on business issues and the potential to represent the region’s business community.

The PAC Board requires a two-thirds consensus to make an endorsement and decisions are based on:

  • Alignment on issues important to Chamber
  • Candidate responses to a PAC survey
  • Input from PAC members
  • Personal interviews with leading candidates interested in the Chamber PAC’s endorsement

Note: Due to Sandy Baruah’s appointment on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch he is precluded from being on the Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee Board.

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