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Michigan NOW Announces Endorsements for November 4, 2014 General Election

84 Well Qualified Candidates Endorsed or Supported Including 42 Women Running for Office

The Michigan NOW Political Action Committee and the Michigan NOW State Coordinating Council announce their endorsements for the November 4, 2014 General Election.

“We reviewed over 140 requests for endorsement this election cycle and urge voters to cast their ballots for the 84 candidates we recommend” stated Danielle Troia, President of Michigan NOW. “We are fortunate to have a strong pool of candidates willing to make a difference in our legislature, judiciary and local political institutions and fully half of those we endorsed are women willing to step forward and make their voices heard particularly for women and our families”.

In accordance with Michigan NOW endorsement guidelines, incumbent candidates’ voting records, answers to the candidate questionnaires, and personal knowledge of the candidates were considered in making endorsement or support decisions. Those candidates meeting all criteria were eligible for a designation of “Endorsed” and may receive a donation from the PAC. Those who met most of the criteria were eligible to receive a designation of “Support”. In the table below, E stands for Endorsed and S stands for Support.

“All 84 candidates are worthy of a vote from those who support women’s rights issues. We need these candidates to win and stop the endless parade of anti-women and anti- progressive legislation and policy decisions that have dominated the Michigan legislative and judicial agenda” Troia continued.

Governor/Lt. Governor
Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown
U. S. Senate
Gary Peters
Michigan Attorney General
Mark Totten
State Board of Education
 Pamela Pugh SmithSaginawE
Wayne State Board of Governors
 Marilyn KellyBloomfield HillsE
 Dana A. ThompsonDetroitE
U of M Board of Regents
 Mike BehmGrand BlancE
Michigan Congress
DistrictCandidateCity±
4Jeff Holmes, MDAlmaE*
5Dan KildeeFlintE#
7Pam ByrnesDexterE#
8Eric SchertzingEast LansingE*
11Bobby McKenzieCanonE*
12Debbie DingellDearbornE#
13John ConyersDetroitE#
14Brenda LawrenceSouthfieldE*
Michigan State Senate
DistrictCandidateCity ±
1Coleman Young IIDetroitE
2Bert Johnson Highland ParkE
4Virgil SmithDetroitE
7Dian SlavensCantonE
13Cyndi Peltonen ClawsonE
14Bobbie Walton DavidsonE
15Michael D. SmithWhite LakeE
18Rebekah WarrenAnn ArborE
20Sean McCannKalamazooE
22Shari Pollesch BrightonE
23Curtis Hertel Jr.East LansingE
24Dawn Levey ElsieE
26Jim Walters LawtonE
32Stacy Erwin OakesSaginawE
34Cathy Forbes HesperiaE
37Phil BellfySault Ste. MarieE
Michigan State House
DistrictCandidateCity ±
5Fred DurhalDetroitE
6Stephanie ChangDetroitE
8Sherry Gay-DagnogoDetroitE
9Harvey Santana DetroitE
10Leslie LoveDetroitE
11Lisa Hicks ClaytonDearborn HeightsE
12Erika GeissTaylorE
19Stacey Dogonski LivoniaE
21Kristy PagenCantonE
22John Chirken RosevilleE
23David HaenerNew BostonE
24Philip KurczewskiClinton Twp.S
25Henry YanezSterling HeightsE
27Robert WittenbergOak ParkE
31Marilyn LaneFraserS
32Pamela Kraft Chesterfield Twp.E
35Jeremy MossSouthfieldE
37Theresa RichFarmington HillsE
39Sandy ColvinWest BloomfieldE
40Mary BeldenWest BloomfieldE
42Timothy JohnsonBrightonE
45Joanna VanRaaphorstRochesterE
47Jordan GensoMarion Twp.E
48Pam FarisClioE
49Phil Phelps FlintE
50Charles SmileyGrand BlancE
59Mike Moroz DowagiacE
60Jon HoadleyKalamazooE
61John FisherPortageE
62Andy Helmboldt Battle CreekE
65Bonnie JohnsonJacksonE
67Tom CochranMasonE
68Andy SchorLansingE
69Sam Singh East LansingE
71Theresa AbedGrand LedgeE
76Winnie Brinks Grand RapidsE
77Jessica HanselmanWyomingE
83Marcus MiddletonPort HuronE
91Collene Lamonte MontagueE
92Marcia Hovey-WrightMuskegonE
98Joan Brausch MidlandE
Michigan Judicial 
CourtCandidateCity±
Michigan Supreme CourtDeborah A. ThomasWarrenE
Michigan Supreme CourtRichard BernsteinFarmington HillsE
34 District Court- WayneDavid ParrottBellevilleE
45A District Court- OaklandJamie WittenbergBerkleyE
22nd Circuit Court- WashtenawVeronique LiemAnn ArborE
"16th Circuit Court- Macomb"James MaceroniMt. ClemensE
County Commission 
SeatCandidateCounty±
9Pegge AdamasGenesseeE
2Rebecca Bahr-CookInghamE
7Kara HopeInghamE
9Fred MillerMacombE
9Colleen CrosseyOaklandE
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#Endorsed by National NOW’s Federal PAC
*Recommended for National NOW endorsement
EEndorsed
SSupported
Past Endorsements

Endorsements 2012

Endorsements 2011

Endorsements 2010