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Detroit Regional Chamber PAC Endorsements for August Primary Election 

Detroit Regional Chamber PAC Endorsements for August Primary Election

Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) announced endorsements in several key races at local, state, and federal levels. This is the Chamber PAC’s first round of endorsements for the August primary election. A second round of endorsements will be announced following the primary for the November general election.

“As our track record for endorsements will show, the Chamber PAC wants to help Michigan elect the candidates that will be best for the state and its communities,” said Brad Williams, vice president of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We believe these candidates have the best track record to represent the needs of the state and business community successfully.”

U.S. House of Representatives

10th District – Doug Slocum (R) 

“Macomb County and the 10th Congressional District are at the center of Michigan’s effort to be a leader in the aerospace and defense industry.  We are fortunate to have Gen. Slocum, who served 35 years in the United States Air force, offer himself for service one more time to help lead our state and nation and play a pivotal role in growing our region. As a commander for the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base, he shares the Chamber’s recognition of the importance of defense assets to the Southeast Michigan economy,” said Williams.

12th District – Debbie Dingell (D)

“Rep. Dingell is one of the true champions for Michigan in Congress. From her on-the-ground experience in the business world to her tireless defense of the working men and women of her district, returning her to Washington is imperative to our region’s success,” said Williams.

Oakland County Executive

David Coulter (D)

“County Executive Coulter has done a remarkable job leading Oakland County following the passing of L. Brooks Patterson. He has put together a top-notch team and has continued the long tradition of superior financial management, all while navigating COVID-19 this year.  Democratic primary voters should be confident in supporting Coulter in August,” said Williams.

Mike Kowall (R)

“Sen. Kowall’s legacy of public service and friendship with the Chamber stretches back over 20 years.  He has been a leader in economic development and next-generation mobility.  Republican voters are fortunate to have such a qualified candidate to vote for in the primary,” said Williams.

Michigan House of Representatives

  • 2nd District – Joseph Tate (D)
  • 4th District – Delorean Holmes (D)
  • 6th District – Tyrone Carter (D)
  • 8th District – Reggie Reg Davis (D)
  • 9th District – Karen Whitsett (D)
  • 10th District – Mary Cavanagh (D)
  • 12th District – Alex Garza (D)
  • 13th District – Tullio Liberati (D)
  • 18th District – Kevin Hertel (D)
  • 22nd District – Richard Steenland (D)
  • 24th District – Steven Marino (R)
  • 31st District – William Sowerby (D)
  • 32nd District – Pamela Hornberger (R)
  • 35th District – Kyra Bolden (D)
  • 48th District – Sheryl Kennedy (D)
  • 51st District – Michael Mueller (R)
  • 53rd District – Yousef Rabhi (D)
  • 63rd District – Matthew Hall (R)
  • 74th District – Mark Huizenga (R)
  • 97th District – Jason Wentworth (R)
  • 101st District – Jack O’Malley (R)

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.