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Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee Announces Endorsements for Detroit City Council Primaries

July 28, 2021
DETROIT (July 28, 2021) – The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of Detroit City Council candidates in advance of the Aug. 3 primary elections.

“Collaborative and thoughtful leadership on the City Council that works closely with Mayor Duggan will be critical in addressing the challenges that Detroit faces,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “In a crowded primary field, the Chamber PAC believes that these candidates embody the energetic and pragmatic approach to governance necessary to position the city for sustainable and equitable economic growth.”

The endorsed City Council candidates are:

At Large
Coleman Young II
District 1
Councilmember James Tate
District 2
Councilmember Roy McCalister Jr.
District 4
Toson Knight
District 5
Council President Pro Tem
Mary Sheffield
District 6
Hector Santiago
District 7
Frederick Durhal III

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.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out by creating a business-friendly climate and providing value for members. The Chamber also executes the statewide automotive and mobility cluster association, MICHauto, and hosts the nationally recognized Mackinac Policy Conference. Additionally, the Chamber leads the most comprehensive education and talent strategy in the state.