Michigan LCV Endorses Mayor John Hieftje for Reelection

Mayor John Hieftje

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is proud to announce its endorsement of the Ann Arbor Mayor, John Hieftje, in his bid for reelection.

Throughout his time in office, Mayor John Hieftje has been a constant champion in the effort to make Ann Arbor a pioneer in municipal conservation. His advocacy for renewable energy, greenways, public transportation, walking, biking and smart growth to combat sprawl, sets him apart. Furthermore, under his leadership, Ann Arbor has maintained a stricter wetlands protection program than either the state or federal government. This manner of unqualified environmental advocacy makes Mayor Hieftje an ideal candidate to receive Michigan LCV’s endorsement.

Michigan LCV is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which seeks to turn environmental goals into community priorities by electing, educating, and then holding, officials accountable for their votes and actions.

“With one of our offices located in Ann Arbor, Michigan LCV is fortunate to have a front row seat to the remarkable work Mayor Hieftje is doing in this city,” said Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “The Mayor is well aware that sound and progressive environmental policies are vital not only for creating a high quality of life, but also for creating a friendly climate for some of the Michigan’s leading alternative energy companies to stimulate the local economy.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Michigan LCV,” noted Mayor Hieftje. “Their commitment to advocacy at the State level continues to be reflected in their hands-on approach to local issues here in Ann Arbor, as well. I look forward to building on the success our city has had through environmental leadership in Michigan and continuing to fight for the policies that make us a magnet for green technology investment.”

The endorsement of Mayor Hieftje is the first municipal-level endorsement Michigan LCV has made in this election cycle, statewide.

For more information on Mayor Hieftje, visit hieftje.org.

Contact: Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director (734) 222-9650