Sierra Club Endorsed Candidates for November 2016

Sierra Club is, and always will be a non-partisan grass-roots organization. That means our endorsements start from the bottom up. Our local group here in South East Michigan makes recommendations to the State Chapter which then move on to the National Organization. In making endorsement decisions we consider each candidates’ environmental record and platform, our history with and knowledge of the candidate and the candidate’s prospects of making positive impact on the environment of our State.

Below is a list of cendidates endorsed by the Sierra Club and appearing on ballots in the Southeast Michigan area. Comments are by Tom Turner, Chair of the political Committee for the Sierra Club’s Southeast Michigan Group:

President

Hillary Clinton – Secretary Clinton will be
the strong environmental champion that we need to lead our country, which is
why the Sierra Club is proud to endorse her and her vision for America.

US Congress

HD 7: Gretchen Driskell – Representative Driskell has, for her entire career, advocated for the Environment from the Saline City Council to the Michigan House and the Sierra Club is confident that Representative Driskell will continue to fight for Michigan’s environment in Congress.

HD 8: Suzanna Shkreli – Ms. Shkreli, in her role as a protector of justice and advocate, has developed the skills that Michigan needs to protect our environment and our health.

HD 9: Sander Levin – Representative Levin has a long and prolific history of fighting for the Environment in Congress, racking up nearly a 100% legislative score for the entire history of his career.

HD 11: Anil Kumar – Dr. Kumar, with his background in medicine, truly understands the impact that our environment has on our people and our health.

HD 12: Debbie Dingell – Representative Dingell demonstrated in her first term in Congress that she has what it takes to fight for the environment and to advocate for the interests of Michigan in Washington DC.

HD 13: John Conyers – No one has advocated for Michigan and her citizens longer than Representative Conyers and he has become a leader for environmental justice in the Congress.

HD 14: Brenda Lawrence – Representative Lawrence is a champion for human rights and environmental justice and Sierra Club has endorsed her enthusiastically because she is what Michigan needs in Washington.

Michigan House

HD 4: Rose Mary Robinson – Representative Robinson is deeply in tune with the needs of her community and the needs of the oppressed in Michigan, including in connection with Environmental Justice.

HD 5: Fred Durhal – Representative Durhal has demonstrated throughout his career that he is not afraid to stand up for the environment in Michigan.

HD 6: Stephanie Chang – Representative Chang is an environmental champion with a deep knowledge of and passion for protecting our environment.

HD 10: Leslie Love – Representative Love has demonstrated throughout her career that she is not afraid to stand up for the environment in Michigan.

HD 12: Erika Geiss – Representative Geiss has consistently stood up for our environment and our health.

HD 15: Abdullah Hammoud – Mr. Hammoud is an activist and organizer with a deep knowledge of and passion for protecting our environment.

HD 18: Kevin Hertel – Mr. Hertel has contributed to our region and stood up for our environment and sought resources to protect our environment and health.

HD 21: Kristy Pagan – Representative Pagan is an environmental champion with a deep knowledge of and passion for protecting our environment.

HD 22: John Chirkun – Representative Chirkun demonstrated in his first term in the State House that he has what it takes to fight for the environment and to advocate for the interests of Michigan.

HD 23: Darrin Camilleri – Mr. Camilleri is an environmental champion who is passionate about educating the public.

HD 24: Dana Camphous-Peterson – Ms. Camphous-Peterson is a member of the Macomb County Commission and has the skills and knowledge to work in the Michigan Legislature for positive Change.

HD 25: Henry Yanez – Representative Yanez has demonstrated throughout his career that he is not afraid to stand up for the environment in Michigan.

HD 26: Jim Ellison – Mayor Ellison has proved as Mayor of Royal Oak that the Environment is among his top priorities and that he has the skills to be an environmental champion.

HD 27: Robert Wittenberg – Representative Wittenberg is an environmental champion with a deep knowledge of and passion for protecting our environment.

HD 30: Mike Notte – Mr. Notte is an advocate and activist who is passionate about our clean air and water.

HD 31: William Sowerby – Mr. Sowerby has been a Macomb County Commissioner and the treasurer of Clinton Township and has the skills and knowledge to work in the Michigan Legislature for positive impact on our environment.

HD 34: Sheldon Neeley – Representative Neely has been a steady and consistent voice in support of the environment and has a demonstrated history of working to protect it.

HD 35: Jeremy Moss – Representative Moss is an environmental champion with a deep knowledge of and passion for protecting our environment.

HD 37: Christine Greig – Representative Greig has consistently stood up for our environment and our health.

HD 38: Amy McCusker – Ms. McCusker is a passionate advocate and activist with a long track record of demonstrated success is protecting our environment and conserving our precious resources.

HD 39: Michael Stack – Mr. Stack has served his community as a Member of Wolverine Lake Council Member and has a deep passion for clean water, a critical aspect of our shared environment.

HD 40 Nicole Bedi – Ms. Bedi is a committed advocate and activist and has a deep passion for our environment.

HD 41: Martin Howrylak – Representative Howrylak has courageously championed for the environment even when his colleagues consistently disregarded the environment.

Oakland County

Oakland County Executive: Vicki Barnett – Vicki Barnett is a long-time fighter for our communities and our environment with a deep knowledge necessary to champion policies to make life in Oakland County better and greener.

Oakland Water Resources: Jim Nash – Commissioner Nash is an environmental champion who is passionate about educating the public and protecting our water.

D 4: Phil Reid – Commissioner Reid is a consistent fighter for environmental protection in Oakland County.

D 5: Julia Pulver – Ms. Pulver is a passionate advocate and activist with the skills and passion for protecting our environment that we need in Oakland County.

D 9: Colleen Crossey – Ms. Crossey is an environmental activist, collecting signatures for the Ban Fracking Initiative, a committed advocate and activist and has a deep passion for our environment.

D 10: David Bowman – Commissioner Bowman is a consistent fighter for environmental protection in Oakland County and has been an important fighter for environmental protection in Pontiac.

D 12: Charles Gaba – Mr. Gaba has consistently advocated for the environment in his community.

D 13: Marcia Gershenson – Commissioner Gershenson is a consistent fighter for environmental protection in Oakland County.

D 16: Charles Salgat – Mr. Salgat serves on many County Boards and cares deeply about serving his community and protecting the environment in Oakland County.

D 18: Helaine Zack – Commissioner Zack is a consistent fighter for environmental protection in Oakland County and is a friend of the Sierra Club in South East Michigan.

D 19: Dave Woodward – Commissioner Woodward is an environmental champion and is a brave fighter for our environment.

Wayne County

D 1: Tim Killeen – Commissioner Kileen is an environmental champion and is a brave fighter for our environment.

D 3: Martha Scott – Commissioner Scott is a champion for human rights and environmental justice and Sierra Club has endorsed her enthusiastically because she is what Wayne County needs.

D 4: Ilona Varga – Commissioner Varga is a consistent fighter for environmental protection in Wayne County.

D 9: Patrick Crandell – Mr. Crandell is an advocate and organizer who is well equipped to fight for the environment in Wayne County.

D 12: Glenn Anderson – Councilmember Anderson has served on the Westland City Council, in the MI House and MI Senate and has been a fighter for the environment throughout his entire career.

River Rouge School Board: Vicki Dobbins – Ms. Dobbins is an environmental champion who is passionate about educating the public and protecting our water.

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Author: Art Myatt

Retired engineer and environmentally aware activist with Green Party of Michigan, Sierra Club and Alliance to Halt Fermi 3.

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