HVALF Endorsements June 2016

HVALF State House Recommendations and Local Government Endorsements (June 8, 2016)

At our April 7, 2016 meeting, the HVALF’s delegates discussed and voted on the recommendations of our Committee on Political Education (COPE) as regards state house and local elections.

Process

  • HVALF sends email invitations to all candidates in elections in which HVALF has taken an interest
  • Candidates will be considered if they fill out the HVALF’s on-line questionnaire, the link is included in the invitation email; no-one who does not fill out the questionnaire will be recommended or endorsed
  • Everyone who fills out an HVALF questionnaire is invited to meet with the HVALF’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) for a short (15 minutes) interview
  • The COPE discusses information gathered from the questionnaire, the interview and other sources, and makes recommendations to the full HVALF delegate body at its next monthly meeting
  • The delegate body discusses the COPE’s recommendations and votes on each.

2016 State House Recommendations

With respect to STATE HOUSE seats, the HVALF does not endorse; we make recommendations to the Michigan AFL-CIO on who we think they should endorse. Here are our recommendations:

  • State House #42 (Livingston): Timothy Johnson
  • State House #52 (Washtenaw): Barbara Fuller
  • State House #53 (Washtenaw): Yousef Rabhi
  • State House #54 (Washtenaw): Ronnie Peterson
  • State House #55 (Washtenaw): Adam Zemke
  • State House #64 (Jackson): Ronald Kenneth Brooks

2016 Local Government Endorsements

With respect to local elections, the HVALF normally has the final word on AFL-CIO endorsements. Here are our endorsements:

WASHTENAW COUNTY COMMISSION

  • District 1: Kent Martinez-Kratz
  • District 2: Michelle Deatrick
  • District 4: Felicia Brabec
  • District 6: Ricky Lee Jefferson
  • District 7: Andy LaBarre
  • District 8: Jason Morgan
  • District 9: Conan Smith

WASHTENAW COUNTY TREASURER

Catherine McClary

WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF

Jerry Clayton

LIVINGSTON COUNTY COMMISSION

Kristina Drake

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL

  • Ward 1: Sumi Kailasapathy
  • Ward 2: Kirk Westphal
  • Ward 3: Julie Grand
  • Ward 4: Graydon Krapohl
  • Ward 5: Chuck Warpehoski

YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL

  • Ward 1: Lois Elizabeth Richardson
  • Ward 2: Jennifer Symanns
  • Ward 3: Peter Murdock

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP

  • Supervisor: Brenda Stumbo
  • Treasurer: Larry Doe
  • Clerk: Karen Lovejoy Roe
  • Trustees (4 seats): Mike Martin, Jimmie Wilson Jr., Stanley Eldrich, and Scott Douglas Martin
  • Park Commissioner: Gloria Peterson

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP

  • Supervisor: Mandy Grewal
  • Treasurer: Pat Scribner
  • Clerk: Michelle Anzaldi
  • Trustees (4 seats): Linda Edwards Brown, Gerald Krone, George Ralph, and Yameen Jaffer

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP

Trustee: Roderick Kevin Green

HAMBURG TOWNSHIP (Livingston County)

Trustee: Dan Luria

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