DLCC Spotlights Michigan Democratic Legislative Candidates

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing 22 Spotlight candidates from Michigan who are ready to push back against GOP extremism and fight for what matters to everyday Michiganders. From proven statehouse leaders to diverse first-time candidates, Michigan Democrats have an incredible slate of candidates on the ballot this fall. While the Michigan GOP lines its ranks with conspiracy theorists, insurrectionists, and anti-abortion extremists, these Spotlight candidates from all walks of life are ready to protect reproductive rights, fully fund public schools, and deliver affordable health care for the people of Michigan. 

“This fall, voting rights, abortion access, and democracy itself are on the ballot in Michigan,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “With so much at stake this fall, we are so excited to have such an amazing slate of candidates who are more than ready to push back against GOP extremism, protect our democracy, and secure reproductive rights for millions. Michigan Republicans are out of step with their constituents, spending the last two years attacking abortion access and spreading election lies. Our Spotlight candidates will check Republican extremism at the door this fall.”

The following Spotlight candidates are strong leaders in the state and will fight for their constituents in the legislature:

Darrin Camilleri (SD-4)Noah Arbit (HD-20)
Padma Kuppa (SD-9)Matt Koleszar (HD-22)
Veronica Klinefelt (SD-11)Joey Andrews (HD-38)
Kevin Hertel (SD-12)Jim Haadsma (HD-44)
Rosemary K. Bayer (SD-13)Jennifer Conlin (HD-48)
Sue Shink (SD-14)Shadia Martini (HD-54)
Sean McCann (SD-19)Nate Shannon (HD-58)
Sarah Anthony (SD-21)Denise Mentzer (HD-61)
Sam Singh (SD-28)Angela Witwer (HD-76)
David LaGrand (SD-30)Rachel Hood (HD-81)
Kristen McDonald Rivet (SD-35)Carol Glanville (HD-84)

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that will have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives. In 2022, the DLCC is focused on building critical power in the states by electing Democrats to statehouses across the country.

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