• This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Despite continued efforts by the Republican-controlled legislature to derail her efforts, Gov. Whitmer has done her part to move the state forward, working with the GOP when it was possible and wielding her veto pen to stop bad bills when it was necessary.

    With Roe v. Wade overturned, Gov. Whitmer has taken swift, decisive action to prevent enforcement of the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban. She has fought for abortion access throughout her career and consistently opposed efforts to restrict reproductive freedom. Right now, she’s one of the only things standing in the way of efforts by Michigan Republicans to further attack access to reproductive health care.

    Under Gov. Whitmer’s leadership, the state has taken significant strides forward in public education. She took the lead on a historic budget that made the largest K-12 investment in state history, made the funding system more equal, and expanded multiple programs designed to support students and educators. She’s also worked to expand community college and job training programs to working folks across the state.

    Of course, with Republicans in control of the legislature, Gov. Whitmer’s ability to pass progressive legislation has been limited—but she’s made use of her executive powers to stop bad bills passed by the GOP. The bills Gov. Whitmer has stopped include multiple anti-voter laws, a DeVos-backed school voucher scheme, and a tax plan that would benefit the wealthy at the expense of working people.

    Whitmer’s running mate is Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. Lt. Gov. Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan before moving on to a career as a software engineer at Microsoft. Before becoming lieutenant governor, Gilchrist was a community organizer and worked in local government. As Lt. Gov., he has spearheaded campaigns for criminal justice reform, access to community college and job training programs, and efforts to improve Michigan’s cities.

    The Whitmer Gilchrist ticket is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Gov. Whitmer’s opponent is Tudor Dixon, a Trump-endorsed, DeVos funded MAGA Republican who believes abortion should be banned with no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother. She has participated in spreading election disinformation and attacked efforts to teach honest accounts of U.S. history in schools and make classrooms more inclusive for LGBTQ+ kids. Tudor is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan. Dixon’s running mate is former state representative Shane Hernandez, who was named the most conservative member of the House in 2017 by MIRS News Service.

    The Gov. Whitmer L.G. Gilchrist ticket is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://gretchenwhitmer.com/

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

    Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist II

    This year Michigan voters will elect a governor and we recommend re-electing Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In her four years as Michigan’s governor, Gov. Whitmer has repeatedly proven herself as a fierce advocate for people across the state.

  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Now, she’s using her expertise to keep our elections secure, efficient, and accessible. Under her leadership, Michiganders turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election despite a pandemic and rampant disinformation, and audits and court cases have proven time and time again that this election was the most secure in our state’s history.

    Since then, Secretary Benson has worked to combat lies and conspiracy theories about Michigan’s election systems. Despite repeated attacks and threats from MAGA Republicans, she has refused to back down from the fight to preserve democracy in Michigan. She’s also pushed back against restrictive anti-voter laws and worked to ensure clerks have the resources they need to keep running efficient elections.

    She’s also reworked how the Secretary of State’s office handles common transactions like updating vehicle registration. By expanding online services and self-serve kiosks and updating systems and processes for making an appointment, she’s cut down on wait times and made running our errands more convenient than ever.

    Secretary Benson is endorsed by eight of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Secretary Benson’s opponent is Kristina Karamo, a Trump-endorsed, MAGA extremist and QAnon supporter who has repeatedly spread lies about Michigan elections, as well as dangerous antisemitic conspiracy theories and inflammatory rhetoric about the LGBTQ+ community. Karamo also opposes abortion and has said the practice of yoga, amongst other things, is satanic. Karamo is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://votebenson.com/

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

    Jocelyn Benson

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson knows how critical her office is to defending our democracy and ensuring voters can make their voices heard—she even wrote a book about it before she was elected.

  • This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    From the start, AG Nessel has been an advocate for the environment and public health. She’s successfully sued several of the big corporations responsible for polluting our water with toxic PFAS chemicals and ensured they’re held accountable for the messes they’ve made. She has gone toe-to-toe with fossil fuel giant Enbridge and fought to shut down the dangerous Line 5 oil pipeline to protect our Great Lakes.

    Her corporate accountability efforts go beyond polluters. In response to rampant wage theft, AG Nessel created a payroll fraud unit to ensure employees are not robbed of their paychecks. She’s also held big pharma companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.

    She’s also worked to prevent abuse and hold abusers accountable. From investigating sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, to working proactively to prevent elder abuse, she’s been a consistent voice for our most vulnerable.

    When MAGA Republicans tried to intimidate voters and subvert the will of the people, AG Nessel took immediate action to combat disinformation and make sure these bad actors faced consequences for their actions.

    AG Nessel is endorsed by seven of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    AG Nessel’s opponent Matthew DePerno is a Trump-endorsed MAGA extremist who worked to undermine the will of voters in the 2020 election and was fired from a law firm for a pattern of dishonesty and fraud. He wants to ban abortion in all cases, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother and has suggested he would go even further, potentially banning contraception as well. DePerno is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Attorney General Dana Nessel is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn More: https://www.dananessel.com/

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

    Dana Nessel

    This year Michigan voters will elect an attorney general and we recommend re-electing Attorney General Dana Nessel.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Kyra H. Bolden

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein is the first blind justice to sit on the state’s highest court and has worked during his time on the court to protect Michiganders’ rights, including the right to vote on reproductive freedom and voting rights initiatives, and preserve the integrity of the judicial system.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to preserve emergency protections designed to keep communities safe. He also helped deliver a decision that made kids and educators safer by keeping guns out of Michigan classrooms.

    Justice Bernstein has ruled against shady interest groups in multiple cases, including a decision that upheld prevailing wage laws that ensure construction workers are paid fairly, a ruling that public money should not be funneled into private schools, and a decision to hold election saboteurs accountable.

    Kyra Harris Bolden would be the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden is a passionate, experienced leader and legal professional who has worked throughout her career to promote justice and equality for all. She’s vowed to protect the rights of all Michiganders.

    In addition to her legal knowledge and expertise, Bolden brings years of experience serving in the state legislature, where she was an outspoken advocate for racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom.

    Current Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahara has a history of failing to stand up for LGBTQ rights and victims of abuse. He’s taken money from the DeVos family and sided with their efforts to give public taxpayer dollars to private schools. He also sided with an opinion that sought to keep voting rights and reproductive freedom initiatives off the November ballot, which would have silenced Michigan voters. When given the opportunity to vote to keep guns out of Michigan’s schools, Zahra failed to do so.

    Justice Bernstein and Bolden are endorsed by five of our partners including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Justice Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://theblindjustice.com/
    https://boldenforjustice.com/

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

    Richard Bernstein

    Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court are up for grabs this year, and we recommend incumbent Justice Richard Bernstein and newcomer Kyra Harris Bolden.

  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    In addition to national security, her priorities include healthcare, the environment, economic opportunity, equality, gun violence prevention, and campaign finance reform.

    Slotkin worked hard in Congress to prevent Trump from abusing his powers. For instance, she was the lead sponsor of a bill to prevent President Trump from launching military action in Iran without Congressional approval.

    Slotkin is endorsed by six of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Clean Water Action, and Michigan Education Association.

    Slotkin’s opponent is Tom Barrett, a state senator who is staunchly opposed to abortion rights and attacked public health efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. Barrett is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Slotkin is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://elissaforcongress.com

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

    Elissa Slotkin

    Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is now seeking her third term in the 7th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate. She gained recognition for her national security expertise, which she honed while working for the CIA and the Department of Defense.

State Senate

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

  • Jordan Genso is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 49th District. He works as a real estate agent and has served on numerous local boards in his community including Brighton District Library Board of Trustees, Brighton City Zoning Board of Appeals, and Livingston Reappointment Committee. 

    Genso supports raising teacher salaries, increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit, protecting voting rights, and putting the cost burden of protecting the environment on corporations. Genso also believes we need to address the harm still being caused by a history of redlining in Michigan and will work to pass common sense gun violence prevention measures.

    Genso is endorsed by two of our partner organizations: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan.

    Genso is running against Republican Lana Theis. Theis is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network, and has repeatedly attacked the LGBTQ community. 

    Jordan Genso is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://jordangenso.com/
     


     
  • Sam Singh is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 28th District. He previously served as a state representative for the 69th House District and as mayor of East Lansing.

    Singh is committed to public service and committed to preserving and defending the American Dream. Throughout his career he’s been a staunch supporter of union and worker rights, investments in public education, and civil rights. He has been a champion on issues facing working families, K-12 education, veterans, and climate change.

    Singh is endorsed by four of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Singh is running against Republican Daylen Howard. Howard is anti-reproductive rights and holds irresponsible right-wing views on guns.

    Sam Singh is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.votesamsingh.com/

    Sam Singh

    Sam Singh is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 28th District. He previously served as a state representative for the 69th House District and as mayor of East Lansing.

    Sam Singh

    Sam Singh is a Democrat running for the Michigan State Senate for the 28th District. He previously served as a state representative for the 69th House District and as mayor of East Lansing.

State House

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State House races on your ballot.

  • Glen Miller is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 50th District. Miller is a small business owner and home repair specialist.

    Miller’s priorities would be to fight for abortion access and push to pay our teachers the salaries they deserve while ensuring our schools have the resources our children need, and support LGBTQ equality.

    Miller is endorsed by three of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Equality Michigan.

    Miller is running against Republican Robert (Bob) Bezotte. Bezotte describes himself as a “lifelong member of the NRA.” Bezotte is also anti-abortion rights, against common sense gun violence prevention measures, and has espoused right-wing extremist views on immigration and the 2020 election. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Glen Miller is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/GlenMiller4rep

    Glen Miller

    Glen Miller is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 50th District. Miller is a small business owner and home repair specialist.

    Glen Miller

    Glen Miller is a Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives for the 50th District. Miller is a small business owner and home repair specialist.

  • Julie Brixie is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 73rd District. Before serving as a representative, Brixie served on the Meridian Township Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning and was elected to the Meridian Township Board where she served for 18 years.

    Brixie’s priorities include protecting our Great Lakes and shutting down Line 5, fully funding our public schools and making college more affordable, and fighting to make sure that common sense gun laws pass in Michigan. Brixie is also passionate about making sure that marginalized communities are recognized and safe, and securing a Medicare for All system in Michigan to make sure everyone has access to safe, affordable, and comprehensive health care.

    Brixie is endorsed by seven of our partners: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Education Association, and Equality Michigan.

    Brixie is running against Republican Norm Shinkle, who sought to not certify the 2020 election as a member of the Board of State Canvassers. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and the DeVos-backed Michigan Freedom Network.

    Julie Brixie is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: http://www.juliebrixie.com/

    Julie Brixie

    Julie Brixie is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 73rd District.

    Julie Brixie

    Julie Brixie is an incumbent Democrat running for her third term in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 73rd District.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Mitchell Robinson

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh is an experienced leader who has proven herself willing to show up for Michigan students and educators. Dr. Pugh has dedicated her career to promoting public health and ensuring kids across the state grow up in safe communities where they can thrive. As a member of the school board, she’s continued to pursue those goals, being a consistent voice for safe and honest education for all.

    Over the past eight years, Dr. Pugh has worked to address systemic inequities that affect BIPOC children and other marginalized people in the public school system. Despite relentless attacks from MAGA extremists who want to stifle honest education, Dr. Pugh has consistently advocated for safe, inclusive classrooms where students can learn an accurate account of American history and current events.

    Mitchell Robinson says he’s running for the Board of Education this year because he feels a need to push back against misinformation and right-wing attacks on honesty in education. He has been an educator for more than 40 years, teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral programs.

    Robinson’s policy platform is focused on providing all kids with an honest, well-rounded education that will set them up for success. He also believes we must do more to support educators and improve retention, and address issues like child poverty that hold students back in the classroom.

    Both Dr. Pugh and Robinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Tami Carlone and Linda Lee Tarver, both of whom have built their platforms on attacking honest education about history and making classrooms less safe and inclusive for LGBTQ+ students and educators.

    Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.mitchellrobinsonforstateschoolboard.org/
    https://pamelalpugh.com/

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

    Pamela Pugh

    Two seats on the Michigan Board of Education are up for election this year. We recommend Democratic candidates Dr. Pamela Pugh and Mitchell Robinson as the progressive choices in this race.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Katherine White

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Regent Michael Behm is a personal injury lawyer who has served on the board since 2014. His priorities for U of M include affordability, accountability, accessibility, and climate action. During his time on the board, he has been a vocal supporter of increasing the minimum wage for U of M employees to $15 and has consistently advocated for pro-climate changes on campus.

    Regent Katherine White is an experienced lawyer and law professor at U of M and was elected to the board in 1998, then re-elected in 2006 and 2014. One of her main priorities as regent is to build more relationships between the university and the broader community, a goal she has pursued for more than 20 years. She is also concerned about ensuring U of M provides a quality education while remaining affordable and accessible.

    The Republican candidates in this race are Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian. Epstein and Vartanian’s views on teaching accurate history and Epstein’s views on coronavirus are rooted in right-wing disinformation and conspiracy theories.

    Behm and White are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association and are the progressive choices in this race.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

    Michael Behm

    Two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for grabs in this election, and we recommend Democratic candidates Michael Behm and Katherine White.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Dennis Denno

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson is currently serving on the Board of Trustees after being appointed for a partial term in 2019. Her main priority on the board is transparency and she believes honesty and accountability are the best way for MSU to continue to move forward. Jefferson also wants to ensure tuition is affordable and work to develop stronger partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.

    Dennis Denno says he is running because he views the Board of Trustees as a necessary check on the university president. After the impact past scandals have had on the MSU community, he plans to prioritize transparency and accountability. Denno also plans to increase the minimum wage for MSU employees.

    Knake Jefferson and Denno are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    The two Republican candidates in this race are Mike Balow and Dr. Travis Menge.
    Denno and Jefferson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://reneeknake.com/
    https://dennisdenno.com/

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

    Renee Knake Jefferson

    Voters will elect two candidates to the MSU Board of Trustees this year, and we recommend Democratic candidates Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Danielle Atkinson

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

  • Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Current board member Marilyn Kelly is a native Detroiter and Wayne State University alum and professor who has extensive experience in public service. A former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Kelly has also served on the Court of Appeals and was president of the Michigan Board of Education. Throughout her career, she has worked to promote justice and equality for all.

    Danielle Atkinson is a lifelong advocate for working families and the founder of Mothering Justice, an organization dedicated to ensuring mothers of color are represented in the political process and their concerns are part of policy decisions. Atkinson plans to continue her work to create stronger, more equitable communities as part of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.

    Kelly and Atkinson are endorsed by three of our partners: Michigan AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, and Michigan Education Association.

    Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the Republican candidates in this race.
    Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson are the progressive choices in this race.

    Learn more:
    https://www.votemarilynkelly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/AtkinsonforWayneState

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

    Marilyn Kelly

    Voters will elect two members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors this November, and we recommend Democratic candidates Marilyn Kelly and Danielle Atkinson.

County Commission

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below county district races on your ballot.

  • Democrat

    John Salyer

  • John Salyer is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He is running against Republican Randy Maiville, an incumbent running for his sixth term. Maiville is an engineer by training.

    Given the limited information we have about both candidates, we are unable to determine whether either candidate could be considered progressive to any degree, but at this time we are recommending voters consider Sayler over Maiville based on the information we were able to find.

    John Salyer

    John Salyer is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He is running against Republican Randy Maiville, an incumbent running for his sixth term. Maiville is an engineer by training.

    John Salyer

    John Salyer is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He is running against Republican Randy Maiville, an incumbent running for his sixth term. Maiville is an engineer by training.

  • Rita Vogel is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She has served on the Mason City Council since 2016 and she also organizes local cultural events with The Creative Collective. If elected, she promises to work to address the opioid epidemic and support the community’s farmers.

    Vogel is running against Karla Ruest, who is endorsed by anti-choice organization Right to Life of Michigan.

    Rita Vogel is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.ritavogelforcountycommissioner.com/

    Rita Leolani Vogel

    Rita Vogel is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She has served on the Mason City Council since 2016 and she also organizes local cultural events with The Creative Collective.

    Rita Leolani Vogel

    Rita Vogel is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She has served on the Mason City Council since 2016 and she also organizes local cultural events with The Creative Collective.

  • Chris Trubac is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. In only his first term, he was chosen to chair the Commission’s Human Services Committee. He has worked as an aide to Register of Deeds Derrick Quinney and State Representatives Marilyn Lane and Kevin Coleman. Health, equity, and the environment are among his priorities. He is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    Trubac is running against Republican Mike Severino.

    Chris Trubac is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.christrubac.com/

    Chris Trubac

    Chris Trubac is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. In only his first term, he was chosen to chair the Commission’s Human Services Committee. He has worked as an aide to Register of Deeds Derrick Quinney and State Representatives Marilyn Lane and Kevin Coleman.

    Chris Trubac

    Chris Trubac is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. In only his first term, he was chosen to chair the Commission’s Human Services Committee. He has worked as an aide to Register of Deeds Derrick Quinney and State Representatives Marilyn Lane and Kevin Coleman.

  • Todd Tennis is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently chairs the Human Services Committee for the County Commission. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for unions, seniors, and the disabled. He is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO and local labor groups.

    Tennis is running against Republican Jack C. Jordan, an attorney, who we found little information on.

    Todd Tennis is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/toddntennis

    Todd Tennis

    Todd Tennis is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently chairs the Human Services Committee for the County Commission. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for unions, seniors, and the disabled.

    Todd Tennis

    Todd Tennis is a Democrat running for his ninth term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently chairs the Human Services Committee for the County Commission. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for unions, seniors, and the disabled.

  • Myles Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He grew up in a single-parent household and became the first in his family to graduate from college, and is running for office to give people in Lansing’s Eastside a voice. Reproductive rights, food security, and entrepreneurship are among Johnson’s priorities. Johnson is endorsed by numerous local elected officials.

    Johnson is running against Republican David Robinson.

    Myles Johnson is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.electmyles.com/

    Myles Johnson

    Myles Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He grew up in a single-parent household and became the first in his family to graduate from college, and is running for office to give people in Lansing’s Eastside a voice.

    Myles Johnson

    Myles Johnson is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He grew up in a single-parent household and became the first in his family to graduate from college, and is running for office to give people in Lansing’s Eastside a voice.

No Good Choices

Victor Celentino is a Democrat running for his 12th term on the Ingham County Commission. A special education teacher for nearly 30 years, Celentino is a member of the Michigan Education Association. Celentino also served eight years as a Lansing Township Trustee. Celentino is running unopposed.

We cannot recommend Celentino because of his affiliation with the anti-choice Dems for Life and Right to Life Michigan. There is no progressive choice in this race.

Learn more: https://www.votecelentino.com

Victor Celentino - County Commission - No Good Choices

Victor Celentino is a Democrat running for his 12th term on the Ingham County Commission. A special education teacher for nearly 30 years, Celentino is a member of the Michigan Education Association. Celentino also served eight years as a Lansing Township Trustee.

  • Thomas Morgan is a former Democratic Ingham County commissioner running in the new 6th district. Morgan is a former watchdog journalist. Standing up for working people and government transparency are among Morgan’s priorities. As an Ingham County commissioner, Morgan authored the resolution to declare a climate emergency and worked to declare racism as a public health crisis in the county. He is endorsed by education and labor organizations, including the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    Morgan is running against Republican Jim Schmidt.

    Morgan is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.thomasmorgan.org/

    Thomas Morgan

    Thomas Morgan is a former Democratic Ingham County commissioner running in the new 6th district. Morgan is a former watchdog journalist. Standing up for working people and government transparency are among Morgan’s priorities.

    Thomas Morgan

    Thomas Morgan is a former Democratic Ingham County commissioner running in the new 6th district. Morgan is a former watchdog journalist. Standing up for working people and government transparency are among Morgan’s priorities.

  • Robert Orlando Peña is a Democrat running for his second term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a civil engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation and has advocated for improved bike transportation and food security countywide. He is a known progressive activist in his community. His personal interests include urban farming, being active in his church, and mission work.

    Peña is running against Republican Evelyn Sue Davis.

    Robert Orlando Peña is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/bobforcommissioner

    Robert Orland Pena

    Robert Orlando Peña is a Democrat running for his second term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a civil engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation and has advocated for improved bike transportation and food security countywide.

    Robert Orland Pena

    Robert Orlando Peña is a Democrat running for his second term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a civil engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation and has advocated for improved bike transportation and food security countywide.

  • Ryan Sebolt is a Democrat running for his fourth term on the Ingham County Commission. Sebolt served as a staff member in the Michigan Legislature and for the AFL-CIO. He is endorsed by unions and progressive leaders across the county. He has a strong track record of standing up for progressive values. Sebolt advocated for American Rescue Plan funds to go towards public health programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is working to create a Housing Trust Fund and expand access to broadband internet.

    Sebolt is running against Republican Terry L. Maag.

    Ryan Sebolt is the progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: http://voteryansebolt.com/

    Ryan Sebolt

    Ryan Sebolt is a Democrat running for his fourth term on the Ingham County Commission. Sebolt served as a staff member in the Michigan Legislature and for the AFL-CIO. He is endorsed by unions and progressive leaders across the county.

    Ryan Sebolt

    Ryan Sebolt is a Democrat running for his fourth term on the Ingham County Commission. Sebolt served as a staff member in the Michigan Legislature and for the AFL-CIO. He is endorsed by unions and progressive leaders across the county.

  • Gabrielle Lawrence is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She is a lawyer and also serves as president of the Lansing School Board of Education. During her time on the Board of Education, she waived all library fees for students after an audit found students had limited access to books as a result of these fees, which was unanimously supported by the board.

    Lawrence is running against Republican Scott Greenlee. Greenlee is a Republican political consultant and served as president of the organization that opposed the statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiative in 2018. Therefore, we cannot recommend Greenlee.

    Lawrence is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Gabrielle Lawrence

    Gabrielle Lawrence is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She is a lawyer and also serves as president of the Lansing School Board of Education.

    Gabrielle Lawrence

    Gabrielle Lawrence is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. She is a lawyer and also serves as president of the Lansing School Board of Education.

  • Mark Grebner is a Democrat running for his 20th term on the Ingham County Commission. He is a nationally recognized political consultant and expert on election administration and the Freedom of Information Act. 

    Mark Grebner is running against Republican Virginia Werner.

    Mark Grebner is the best choice in this race.

    Mark Grebner

    Mark Grebner is a Democrat running for his 20th term on the Ingham County Commission. He is a nationally recognized political consultant and expert on election administration and the Freedom of Information Act. 

    Mark Grebner is running against Republican Virginia Werner.

    Mark Grebner

    Mark Grebner is a Democrat running for his 20th term on the Ingham County Commission. He is a nationally recognized political consultant and expert on election administration and the Freedom of Information Act. 

    Mark Grebner is running against Republican Virginia Werner.

  • Irene Cahill is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Ingham County Commission after being appointed in October 2021. Cahill works as a forestry supervisor for the city of Lansing and is active in her community. She is dedicated to improving workforce training services. Cahill is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    Cahill is running against Republican Mark McKeel.

    Cahill is the best choice in this race.

    Irene Cahill

    Irene Cahill is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Ingham County Commission after being appointed in October 2021. Cahill works as a forestry supervisor for the city of Lansing and is active in her community. She is dedicated to improving workforce training services.

    Irene Cahill

    Irene Cahill is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Ingham County Commission after being appointed in October 2021. Cahill works as a forestry supervisor for the city of Lansing and is active in her community. She is dedicated to improving workforce training services.

  • Amy Salisbury is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. Before running for office, Salisbury was an environmental toxicologist with the state of Michigan for 13 years, and seeks to bring her science background to the Commission. Parks and environment, infrastructure, and mental health care are her top priorities if elected to office.

    Salisbury is running against Republican incumbent Randy Schafer, who has served in his position since 1985. We do not recommend voting for Schafer given his endorsement of MAGA extremist Tom Barrett for Congress.

    Amy Salisbury is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.amysalisbury.com/

    Amy Salisbury

    Amy Salisbury is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. Before running for office, Salisbury was an environmental toxicologist with the state of Michigan for 13 years, and seeks to bring her science background to the Commission.

    Amy Salisbury

    Amy Salisbury is a Democrat running for her first term on the Ingham County Commission. Before running for office, Salisbury was an environmental toxicologist with the state of Michigan for 13 years, and seeks to bring her science background to the Commission.

  • Mark Polsdofer is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently works in the Michigan Department of Transportation. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of elected officials, including former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. He is endorsed by local labor groups. He voted in favor of a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Polsdofer is running against Republican Sam Frangie, who we could find little information on.

    Mark Polsdofer is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/votemarkpolsdofer

    Mark Polsdofer

    Mark Polsdofer is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently works in the Michigan Department of Transportation. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of elected officials, including former Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

    Mark Polsdofer

    Mark Polsdofer is a Democrat running for his third term on the Ingham County Commission. He currently works in the Michigan Department of Transportation. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of elected officials, including former Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

  • Brooke Locke is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a realtor in Williamston and is the former chair of the city’s zoning commission. Locke is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights; additionally, expanding broadband access, improving parks and the environment, and creating affordable housing are among his priorities if elected. Locke is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and multiple local elected officials.

    Locke is running against Republican Monica Schafer, who we cannot recommend voting for based on her endorsement from the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Brooke Locke is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Brooke Locke

    Brooke Locke is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a realtor in Williamston and is the former chair of the city’s zoning commission.

    Brooke Locke

    Brooke Locke is a Democrat running for his first term on the Ingham County Commission. He works as a realtor in Williamston and is the former chair of the city’s zoning commission.

  • Michelle Spisz is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Helping veterans, addressing the educator shortage, and mental health are among her priorities. She has been a public school teacher for over 15 years and was selected twice by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States as teacher of the year. Additionally, she is very active in her community.

    Spisz is endorsed by Michigan AFL-CIO and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Spisz is running against Republican incumbent Douglas Helzerman. We do not recommend voting for Helzerman based on his endorsement from the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan and his opposition to Proposals 2 and 3 in 2018.

    Michelle Spisz is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/mspisz4commish

    Michelle Spisz

    Michelle Spisz is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Helping veterans, addressing the educator shortage, and mental health are among her priorities.

    Michelle Spisz

    Michelle Spisz is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Helping veterans, addressing the educator shortage, and mental health are among her priorities.

  • Lisa Wojciechowski is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Wojciechowski has an extensive background in public health working at the University of Michigan, where she also serves on its diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. She also helped found a grassroots organization to protect children’s health at an elementary school built on a toxic landfill. She is endorsed by Michigan AFL-CIO.

    Her priorities include expanding senior citizens’ services, addressing PFAS and other pollutants in our water, and keeping politics out of public health.

    Wojciechowski is running against Republican Dave Domas who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Lisa Wojciechowski is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/lisa4livingston/

    Lisa Wojciechowski

    Lisa Wojciechowski is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Wojciechowski has an extensive background in public health working at the University of Michigan, where she also serves on its diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.

    Lisa Wojciechowski

    Lisa Wojciechowski is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Wojciechowski has an extensive background in public health working at the University of Michigan, where she also serves on its diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.

  • Lori Cowan is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include using federal COVID-19 relief dollars to connect Unadilla Township to the county’s fiber optic system for 911 services, expanding broadband access to homes and protecting the environment. Cowan serves on the Unadilla Township Board of Trustees and is a board member of the Livingston Land Conservancy.

    Cowan is endorsed by local labor organizations, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan AFL-CIO, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Cowan is running against Republican Frank Sample, who we cannot recommend based on his conservative platform.

    Lori Cowan is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/people/Lori-Cowan-for-County-Commissioner/100078735322730/

    Lori Cowan

    Lori Cowan is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission.

    Lori Cowan

    Lori Cowan is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission.

  • Amelia Purdy-Ketchum is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding broadband access, affordable housing, and funding county services so government employees can make a living. She worked for almost 10 years as an employee in multiple local governments, including serving as director of Howell Recreation. Purdy-Ketchum was the director of the Howell Melon Festival, and sustained extremist anti-LGBTQ+ attacks towards her from local officials and others for booking a drag queen bingo event. She is also endorsed by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Her opponent, Republican Wes Nakagiri, is a MAGA Republican who spreads conspiracies about the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakagiri has been criticized for his mismanagement of the county commission after he moved to remove the county’s parks commissioner for providing diversity, equity and inclusion training to his employees. Nakagiri routinely rallies against teaching accurate history in schools with views rooted in disinformation, and opposed using state and federal funds to fight COVID-19. Nakagiri is an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump and continues to perpetuate the “Big Lie” about our elections.

    Amelia Purdy-Ketchum is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/Amelia4LivCo

    Amelia Purdy-Ketchum

    Amelia Purdy-Ketchum is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding broadband access, affordable housing, and funding county services so government employees can make a living.

    Amelia Purdy-Ketchum

    Amelia Purdy-Ketchum is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding broadband access, affordable housing, and funding county services so government employees can make a living.

  • Kasey Helton is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a former journalist who is now working in the healthcare sector. Her priorities include ending extremism on the commission, expanding broadband access, addressing funding deficits with county services, and creating affordable housing. Helton is a Navy veteran. Additionally, she is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and has rallied against misinformation being spread about COVID-19 by the county commission.

    Helton is running against lawyer and Republican Jay Drick who previously served on the Commission from 2011 to 2014. He is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Kasey Helton is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Kasey Helton

    Kasey Helton is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a former journalist who is now working in the healthcare sector.

    Kasey Helton

    Kasey Helton is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a former journalist who is now working in the healthcare sector.

  • Catherine “Lorrie” McMahon is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a lifelong educator, and previously served as superintendent of Brandon School District for six years. McMahon’s priorities include cleaning up PFAS and other pollutants from our water, supporting small businesses, funding recreation services, and addressing public health. McMahon is also a strong supporter of unions and endorsed by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    McMahon is running against Republican Roger Deaton, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Lorrie McMahon is the best choice in this race.

    C. Lorrie McMahon

    Catherine “Lorrie” McMahon is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a lifelong educator, and previously served as superintendent of Brandon School District for six years.

    C. Lorrie McMahon

    Catherine “Lorrie” McMahon is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. She is a lifelong educator, and previously served as superintendent of Brandon School District for six years.

  • Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include addressing public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, funding mental health services, expanding broadband access, and affordable housing.

    Dr. Dial is the assistant director of development at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and formerly the executive director of Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame. She earned her Phd in Public History at Western Michigan University. Dr. Dial serves on the board of trustees of the Brighton District Library, as Secretary of the Michigan Museums Association and as vice chair of the Brighton Zoning Board of Appeals.

    She is endorsed by local labor organizations, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan AFL-CIO, the Michigan Education Association, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Dial is running against Republican Marty Smith.

    Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://electcpd.com/

    Caitlyn Perry Dial

    Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include addressing public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, funding mental health services, expanding broadband access, and affordable housing.

    Caitlyn Perry Dial

    Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include addressing public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, funding mental health services, expanding broadband access, and affordable housing.

  • Amber Bismack, PhD is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Bismack is an assistant professor of K-12 education at Oakland University. She serves as director and co-founder of Residents Working Against Huron River Flooding, organizing around Hamburg Township to protect the community from devastating flood events. She is also on the board of directors of the Huron River Watershed Council and on U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s Environmental Advisory Board. Bismack’s priorities include environmental issues such as PFAS and flooding, and expanding high speed internet access.

    Bismack is endorsed by local labor, the Michigan AFL-CIO, and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.

    Bismack is running against Nick Fiani, a former Brighton school board member who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Amber Bismack is the best choice in this race.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/people/Amber-S-Bismack-PhD-for-County-Commissioner/100078883385962/

    Amber S. Bismack

    Amber Bismack, PhD is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Bismack is an assistant professor of K-12 education at Oakland University.

    Amber S. Bismack

    Amber Bismack, PhD is a Democrat running for her first term on the Livingston County Commission. Bismack is an assistant professor of K-12 education at Oakland University.

  • Christine Kaczkowski is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding high speed internet access, food security initiatives, and supporting parks and recreation. She is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    We cannot speak to the progressive bonafides of Kaczkowski due to a lack of publicly available information. However, Kaczkowski is running against Republican Jay Gross, who is endorsed by the anti-choice organization Right to Life Michigan.

    Based on this information, we recommend voting for Kaczkowski.

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofchristinek

    Christine Kaczkowski

    Christine Kaczkowski is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding high speed internet access, food security initiatives, and supporting parks and recreation. She is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO.

    Christine Kaczkowski

    Christine Kaczkowski is a Democrat running for her first full term on the Livingston County Commission. Her priorities include expanding high speed internet access, food security initiatives, and supporting parks and recreation. She is endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO.

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    Vote YES for Legislative Term Limits and Financial Disclosure

  • Proposal 1 will change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years total) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years total) in the state Senate, to 12 combined years in the state Legislature. It will also require elected state legislative and state executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment.

    Vote YES on Proposal 1.

    Proposal 1 will change term limits for state legislators from three 2-year terms (6 years total) in the state House and two 4-year terms (8 years total) in the state Senate, to 12 combined years in the state Legislature. It will also require elected state legislative and state executive officials to file annual financial disclosure reports on their income, assets, liabilities, gifts from lobbyists, positions held in certain organizations, and agreements on future employment.

    Vote YES on Proposal 1.

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    Vote YES to Promote the Vote 2022

  • Proposal 2 is a pro-voter initiative aimed at increasing access to the ballot and ensuring transparency in our elections. The proposal will ensure voters can vote free from harassment, intimidation, and interference by enshrining a fundamental right to vote in the Michigan Constitution. This proposal will also modernize Michigan’s elections by creating nine days of in-person early voting; allowing voters to request an absentee ballot for all future elections; providing state funding for secure ballot drop boxes, postage for absentee ballots and absentee ballot tracking; counting ballots from military and overseas voters that are postmarked by Election Day and received within six days; requiring audits to be conducted in public by local election officials; and ensuring that the outcome of Michigan elections are determined solely by the votes cast.

    Vote YES on Proposal 2.

    Proposal 2 is a pro-voter initiative aimed at increasing access to the ballot and ensuring transparency in our elections. The proposal will ensure voters can vote free from harassment, intimidation, and interference by enshrining a fundamental right to vote in the Michigan Constitution. This proposal will also modernize Michigan’s elections by creating nine days of in-person early voting; allowing voters to request an absentee ballot for all future elections; providing state funding for secure ballot drop boxes, postage for absentee ballots and absentee ballot tracking; counting ballots from military and overseas voters that are postmarked by Election Day and received within six days; requiring audits to be conducted in public by local election officials; and ensuring that the outcome of Michigan elections are determined solely by the votes cast.

    Vote YES on Proposal 2.

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    Vote YES for Reproductive Freedom for All

  • Proposal 3 will ensure every individual’s right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make their own decisions about birth control, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal care, and postpartum care is protected by enshrining these rights into the Michigan Constitution. It will also ensure no one can be punished for having a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion and protects healthcare providers who assist with reproductive health care procedures.

    Vote YES on Proposal 3.

    Proposal 3 will ensure every individual’s right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make their own decisions about birth control, abortion, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal care, and postpartum care is protected by enshrining these rights into the Michigan Constitution. It will also ensure no one can be punished for having a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion and protects healthcare providers who assist with reproductive health care procedures.

    Vote YES on Proposal 3.