Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 54 Candidates for State House

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LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today proudly endorsed 54 candidates for the state House of Representatives who have demonstrated a real and lasting commitment to put Michigan kids first, to defend teachers from attacks in Lansing, and to prioritize literacy and other efforts needed to help kids catch up after years of disastrous anti-science pandemic-era school lockouts.

“Parents are demanding that Lansing put their kids first, and we’re excited that so many candidates have raised their hands to help,” said GLEP Executive Director Beth DeShone. “The Great Lakes Education Project is proud to support every man and woman willing to stand up for our kids, our parents and our teachers.”

GLEP looks forward to working with these candidates to support funding  students over systems, prioritize literacy, defend quality teachers, and ensure educational outcomes that won’t allow any Michigan child to fall through the cracks. We are confident that these candidates will take a students-first approach to education and help us make Michigan a national leader in education. 

State House primary candidates endorsed today include:

22nd District:     Adam Stathakis
28th District:      Rep. Jamie Thompson
30th District:      Rep. William Bruck
31st District:      Dale Biniecki
34th District:      Nancy Jenkins Arno
37th District:      Rep. Brad Paquette
39th District:      Rep. Pauline Wendzel
42nd District:     Rep. Matt Hall
43rd District:      Rep. Rachelle Smit
44th District:      Steve Frisbie
45th District:      Rep. Sarah Lightner
46th District:      Rep. Kathy Schmaltz
49th District:      Rep. Ann Bollin
51st District:      Rep. Matt Maddock
52nd District:     Rep. Mike Harris
54th District:      Rep. Donni Steele
55th District:      Rep. Mark Tisdel
57th District:      Rep. Thomas Kuhn
58th District:      Ron Robinson
59th District:      Rep. Doug Wozniak
60th District:      Rep. Joe Aragona
62nd District:     Rep. Alicia St. Germaine
63rd District:      Rep. Jay DeBoyer
65th District:      Rep. Jaime Greene
67th District:      Rep. Phil Green 
68th District:      Rep. David Martin
71st District:      Rep. Brian BeGole
78th District:      Rep. Gina Johnsen
79th District:      Rep. Angela Rigas
81st District:      Jordan Youngquist
83rd District:      Tommy Brann
85th District:      Rep. Brad Slagh
86th District:      Rep. Nancy DeBoer
88th District:      Rep. Greg VanWoerkom
89th District:      Rep. Luke Meerman
90th District:      Rep. Bryan Posthumus
91st District:      Rep. Patrick Outman
92nd District:     Rep. Jerry Neyer
93rd District:      Tim Kelly
95th District:      Rep. Bill G. Schuette
96th District:      Rep. Timmy Beson
97th District:      Rep. Matthew Bierlein
98th District:      Rep. Greg Alexander
99th District:      Rep. Mike Hoadley
100th District:    Rep. Tom Kunse
101st District:    Rep. Joseph Fox
102nd District:   Rep. Curt VanderWall
103rd District:    Lisa Trombley
104th District:    Rep. John Roth
105th District:    Rep. Ken Borton
106th District:    Rep. Cam Cavitt
107th District:    Rep. Neil Friske
108th District:    Rep. David Prestin
110th District:    Rep. Greg Markkanen

In addition to these endorsements, GLEP has approved candidates in a handful of state House races across Michigan, including:

27th District:      Cody Dill and Rylee Linting
35th District:      Adam Stockford, Jennifer Wortz and Tom Matthew
38th District:      George Lucas and Kevin Whiteford
61st District:      Robert Wojtowicz and Russ Cleary
109th District:    Karl Bohnak, and Burt Mason

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.