Endorsements

Michigan LCV uses a comprehensive process to vet candidates before we consider endorsing them. Put Michigan Values First and Vote for Change
 
To earn our endorsement, candidates first complete a Michigan LCV questionnaire. This questionnaire requires candidates to articulate clear positions on the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing Michigan.
 
Those candidates that demonstrate satisfactory environmental values are then asked to complete an in-person interview with Michigan LCV staff and board members. In these interviews, we not only evaluate candidates’ environmental views, but also their viability as a candidate.
 
*If you are a candidate seeking endorsement, please call (734) 222-9650
 

Endorsements:


 

2016 Primary Election:

Candidate:

State House District:    
Brian Banks (D) 1    
Stephanie Chang (D) 6    
LaTanya Garrett (D) 7    
Leslie Love (D) 10    
Erika Geiss (D) 12    
Frank Liberati (D) 13    
Abdullah Hammoud (D) 15    
Kevin Hertel (D) 18    
John Chirkun (D) 22    
Henry Yanez (D) 25    
Bill Sowerby (D) 31    
Martin Howrylak (R) 41    
Yousef Rabhi (D) 53    
Tom Cochran (D) 67    
Andy Schor (D) 68    
Ryan Arnt (R) 79    
Mary Whiteford (R) 80    
Sean Mullaly (D) 92    
Scott VanSingel (R) 100    
Larry Inman (R) 104    
John Kivela (D) 109    

2015 Special Election:

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters endorses David LaGrand in his bid to represent the 75th State House District in the upcoming special election. House District 75 consists of much of the City of Grand Rapids and it was held by Rep. Brandon Dillon until July, when he resigned to become Michigan Democratic Party Chair.

 

2015 Grand Rapids Mayoral Race:



Michigan LCV: Rosalynn Bliss is Best Choice for Mayor >>
 

2014 General Election

Candidate: Office: Vote Differential: Win/Loss:
Mark Schauer Governor 47% - 51% Loss

Candidate:
District: 
Vote Differential:
Win/ Loss
       
STATE HOUSE      
 Theresa Abed (D) 71 310 votes Loss
 Winnie Brinks (D) 76 52% - 46% Win
 Jon Bumstead (R) 100 63% - 37% Win
 Stephanie Chang (D) 6 94% - 6% Win
 Tom Cochran (D) 67 54% - 46% Win
 Scott Dianda (D) 110 61% - 39% Win
 Gretchen Driskell (D) 52 56% - 44% Win
 Pam Faris (D) 48 62% - 38% Win
 Anthony Forlini (R) 24 59% - 39% Win
 Tim Greimel (D) 29 74% - 26% Win
 David Haener (D) 23 48% - 52% Loss
 Jon Hoadley (D) 60 70% - 30% Win
 Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) 92 67% - 33% Win
 Jeff Irwin (D) 53 82% - 18% Win
 Bradford Jacobsen (R) 46 69% - 31% Win
 Collene Lamonte (D) 91 58 votes Loss
 Bill LaVoy (D) 17 60% - 40% Win
 Paul Muxlow (R) 83 62%-38% Win
 Kristy Pagan (D) 21 55% - 45% Win
 Phil Phelps (D) 49 74% - 26% Win
 Amanda Price (R) 89 68% - 32% Win
 Al Pscholka (R) 79 59% - 39% Win
 Sarah Roberts (D) 18 62% - 38% Win
 David Rutledge (D) 54 75% - 25% Win
 Andy Schor (D) 68 77% - 23% Win
 Sam Singh (D) 69 68% - 32% Win
 Tom Stobie (D) 101 321 votes Loss
 Rob Verheulen (R) 74 69% - 31% Win
 Adam Zemke (D) 55 68% - 32% Win
       
STATE SENATE      
 Jim Ananich (D) 27 77% - 39% Win
 Steve Bieda (D) 9 68% - 32% Win
 Morris W. Hood III (D) 3 80% - 20% Win
 Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) 8 62% - 38% Win
 David Knezek (D) 5 82% - 18% Win
 Sean McCann (D) 20 60 votes Loss
 Wayne Schmidt (R) 37 61% - 39% Win
 Dian Slavens (D) 7 48% - 52% Loss
 Rebekah Warren (D) 18 72% - 28% Win

 

 

 

2014 Primary Election

Candidate:
District: 
% of Vote in Primary
Primary Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE      
 Frank Foster 107 46%  Loss
 Kristy Pagan 21 44.6%  Win
STATE SENATE      
 Wayne Schmidt 37 54%  Win


2012 General Election

Candidate: District: Vote Differential in General: General Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE      
 Allen O'Shea 101  49% - 51%  Loss
 Lon Johnson 103  47% - 53%  Loss
 Sharon Gray 108  45% - 55%  Loss
 Scott Dianda 110  52% - 48%  Win
 Mike Huckleberry 70  46% - 54%  Loss
 Jon Switalski 28  79% - 21%  Win
 Rob VerHeulen 74  66% - 34%  Win
 Wayne Schmidt 104  57% - 43%  Win

2012 Primary Election

Candidate:
District:
% of Vote in Primary
Primary Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE
 
 
 
 28
 65%
 Win
 Rob VerHeulen  74  57%  Win
 Wayne Schmidt  104  65%  Win
KENT CO. COMMISSION      
 Gary Rolls  4  69%  Win
 Stan Ponstein  7  62%  Win
 Bill Hirsch  10  49%  Loss

Endorsement Archives:

>2010 Endorsement Results_General and Primary.pdf

>2008 Endorsement Results.pdf