Great Lakes Education Project Congratulates GLEP-Backed Candidates for Big Wins on Election Day

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Great Lakes Education Project Congratulates
GLEP-Backed Candidates for Big Wins on Election Day 

90 Percent of Districts with GLEP Backing Choose GLEP-Supported Candidate for Commitment to Put Students First, Defend Parents from Failed School Bureaucrats

LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today congratulated candidates it supported for the Michigan state Senate and state House of Representatives who won big on Election Day. GLEP-supported candidates won in 90% of the districts in which GLEP provided backing.

To earn GLEP’s support, candidates had to demonstrate a real and lasting commitment to put Michigan kids first, to defend the rights and choices of parents, and to fight back against failed public school bureuacrats holding our children back.

“Congratulations to candidates across the state who won because of their commitment to putting the needs of kids first in Michigan,” said GLEP Executive Director Beth DeShone. “Michigan’s kids are in crisis because of disastrous and callous decisions by Gretchen Whitmer and public school beaucrats to lock students out of their classrooms and slash resources to help them catch-up.”

“Our children deserve open classrooms and educational programs that work for them. Parents can count on these GLEP-backed candidates to have their backs this November – and to put their kids first for years to come.”

GLEP-backed Senate candidates winning their races include:

  • 9th District:        Mike Webber
  • 11th District:      Michael MacDonald
  • 12th District:      Pamela Hornberger
  • 14th District:      Tim Golding
  • 16th District:      Joe Bellino
  • 18th District:      Thomas Albert
  • 20th District:      Aric Nesbitt
  • 22nd District:     Lana Theis
  • 23rd District:      Jim Runestad
  • 26th District:      Kevin Daley
  • 30th District:      Mark Huizenga
  • 31st District:      Roger Victory
  • 32nd District:     Jon Bumstead
  • 33rd District:      Rick Outman
  • 34th District:      Roger Hauck
  • 35th District:      Annette Glenn
  • 36th District:      Michelle Hoitenga
  • 37th District:      John Damoose

GLEP-backed House candidates winning their races include:

  • 19th District:      Anthony Paesano
  • 21st District:      David Staudt
  • 22nd District:     Cathryn Neracher
  • 30th District:      William Bruck
  • 31st District:      Dale Biniecki
  • 34th District:      Dale Zorn
  • 35th District:      Andrew Fink
  • 37th District:      Brad Paquette
  • 38th District:      Kevin Whiteford
  • 39th District:      Pauline Wendzel
  • 42nd District:     Matt Hall
  • 44th District:      Dave Morgan
  • 45th District:      Sarah Lightner
  • 46th District:      Kathy Schmaltz
  • 48th District:      Jason Woolford
  • 49th District:      Ann Bollin
  • 50th District:      Robert Bezotte
  • 52nd District:     Mike Harris
  • 54th District:      Donni Steele
  • 55th District:      Mark Tisdel
  • 57th District:      Thomas Kuhn
  • 58th District:      Michelle Smith
  • 59th District:      Doug Wozniak
  • 60th District:      Joe Aragona
  • 63rd District:      Jay DeBoyer
  • 64th District:      Andrew Beeler
  • 65th District:      Jaime Green
  • 66th District:      Joshua Schriver
  • 67th District:      Phil Green
  • 68th District:      David Martin
  • 71st District:      Brian Begole
  • 72nd District:     Mike Mueller
  • 73rd District:      Norm Shinkle
  • 78th District:      Gina Johnsen
  • 81st District:      Lynn Afendoulis
  • 83rd District:      Lisa DeKryger
  • 84th District:      Mike Millanowski
  • 85th District:      Brad Slagh
  • 88th District:      Greg VanWoerkom
  • 89th District:      Luke Meerman
  • 90th District:      Bryan Posthumus
  • 91st District:      Patrick Outman
  • 93rd District:      Graham Filler
  • 95th District:      Bill G. Schuette
  • 96th District:      Timothy Beson
  • 98th District:      Greg Alexander
  • 99th District:      Mike Hoadley
  • 100th District:    Tom Kunse
  • 102nd District:   Curt VanderWall
  • 103rd District:    Jack O’Malley
  • 104th District:    John Roth
  • 105th District:    Ken Borton
  • 106th District:    Cam Cavitt

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.