Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 18 Candidates for State House of Representatives

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Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 18 Candidates for State House of Representatives

9 Incumbents, 9 New Candidates Earn GLEP’s Backing

LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today proudly endorsed 18 candidates for the state House of Representatives who have demonstrated a real and lasting commitment to Michigan students, and reforms to Michigan’s public education system that put the needs of students first.

“The Great Lakes Education Project is proud and excited to stand with these men and women because they stand with Michigan’s kids,” said GLEP Executive Director Beth DeShone.  “They know that every child is different and that they deserve schools that put them first, not the education bureaucracy. GLEP looks forward to working with each of these candidates to advance policies that promote educational freedom for teachers and students across Michigan.”

Non-incumbent candidates endorsed today include:

19th District:        Livonia public school teacher Martha Ptashnik

45th District:       Mark Tisdel, City Councilman and former Council President from Rochester Hills

47th District:        Meghan Reckling, owner of Victory Graphics and Consulting and MMason Designs in Livingston County

56th District:        T.C. Clements, a small business owner and former police officer

61st District:        Bronwyn Haltom, a small business owner from Kalamazoo

70th District:        Patrick Outman, a construction worker and cattle farmer from Six Lakes

73rd District:        Bryan Posthumus, co-owner of West Michigan Hopyards

83rd District:        Andrew Beeler, a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and a 2-time winner of the Navy’s Junior Officer Leadership Award

104th District:     John Roth, a tourism industry leader from Traverse City

 Incumbent candidates endorsed today include:

32nd District:       State Representative and House Education Committee Chairperson Pam Hornberger

74th District:        State Representative Mark Huizenga

79th District:        State Representative Pauline Wendzel

80th District:        State Representative Mary Whiteford

81st District:        State Representative Gary Eisen

90th District:        State Representative Bradley Slagh

100th District:     State Representative Scott VanSingel

101st District:      State Representative Jack O’Malley

103rd District:     State Representative Daire Rendon

The Great Lakes Education Project is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students.  GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our schools.