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Detroit Regional Chamber Endorses Republican Pamela Hornberger in Michigan Senate Special Election

February 10, 2021
DETROIT (Feb. 10, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee has voted to endorse Republican state Representative Pamela Hornberger’s special election campaign for the 8th Michigan Senate District. This seat, located in Northern Macomb County, was previously held by Peter Lucido, who has since won election as the Macomb County Prosecutor.

“Representative Hornberger has been a key partner to the Chamber over her past two years in Lansing,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Chamber. “As the chair to the House Education Committee, Rep. Hornberger is indispensable in building Michigan’s talent pipeline by ensuring high standards, accountability and getting more money into the classroom. In addition to this, Rep. Hornberger received the Chamber’s endorsement for her 2020 reelection bid, due to her support for essential liability protection for employers and rebuilding Michigan’s economy.”

Representative Hornberger taught for 23 years in the East China School District in St. Clair County. She has additionally served as a trustee on the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education, the chairperson of the Michigan Association of School Boards Legal Trust Fund, and is the past secretary of the Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County.

The Chamber PAC Board of Directors regularly meets to identify and support pro-business candidates and policies that support the Chamber’s public policy priorities. After careful consideration, the Board made the endorsements based on responses to a Chamber PAC survey, input from PAC members, and individual interactions. The Chamber PAC Board 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 legislative policy priorities.  In January, the PAC added additional endorsement criteria in response to the 2020 election which can be found here.