The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for 23 candidates seeking election to open seats in the State House. The entire 110-member State House is up for election or re-election this year.
“Today, we are pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber’s endorsement of 23 outstanding individuals for the State House,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. “All of these candidates have demonstrated a commitment to free enterprise and a sincere desire to make Michigan the best state in the country to live, work, raise a family or build a business.”
“The Chamber membership is energized to support these candidates as they will champion common sense policies based on personal responsibility, limited government and free enterprise,” noted Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy and General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber.”
“All candidates for 41 open seats in the State House had an opportunity to participate in the Michigan Chamber’s endorsement process by completing a candidate questionnaire,” noted Studley. “The 23 candidates we are endorsing today met with Michigan Chamber staff and actively sought our endorsement.”
“These candidates have the ability to win in both August and November and the courage to govern if elected,” Studley added.
The Michigan Chamber will be making additional endorsements following the August 2nd Primary Election.
“In several primary contests, we found multiple candidates to have positions supportive of Michigan’s job creators and economic growth,” said Holcomb. “Rather than make multiple endorsements, we have chosen to let the primary process play out.”
Following are the Michigan Chamber’s endorsements for open seats in the State House:
In the near future, the Michigan Chamber will be releasing its 2015-2016 Legislative Voting Record – A Competitiveness Scorecard for Michigan, which is the main basis for the Chamber’s endorsements for incumbent lawmakers.