Endorsement Process

Our elected officials take the needs and concerns of their constituents to Lansing with them, so it is our duty to make sure those we endorse will put the health of our communities and our natural resources at the top of their list.

How we endorse: 
Our endorsements come with careful consideration and a thorough vetting process. To earn our endorsement, candidates complete a questionnaire to articulate clear positions on the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing Michigan. 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 contact Baldomero Gonzalez, Political and Outreach Director, at baldomero@michiganlcv.org or call our office at 734-222-9650.


Current Endorsements

Our Track Record

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Candidates Endorsed

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Previous Endorsements

 

2016 General Election

Candidate:House District:Party:Win/Loss:
Scott Dianda110DWin
John Kivela109DWin
Larry Inman104RWin
Dan Scripps101DLoss
Scott VanSingel100RWin
Collene Lamonte91DLoss
Mary Whiteford80RWin
Kim LaSata79RWin
Winnie Brinks76DWin
David LaGrand75DWin
Rob VerHeulen74RWin
Sam Singh69DWin
Andy Schor68DWin
Tom Cochran67DWin
Jon Hoadley60DWin
Tom Redmond56DLoss
Adam Zemke55DWin
Yousef Rabhi53DWin
Donna Lasinski52DWin
Phil Phelps49DWin
Martin Howrylak41RWin
Christine Greig37DWin
Peter Lucido36RWin
Jeremy Moss35DWin
Sheldon Neeley34DWin
Bill Sowerby31DWin
Michael Notte30DLoss
Tim Greimel29DWin
Robert Wittenberg27DWin
Henry Yanez25DWin
Dana Camphous-Peterson24DLoss
Darrin Camilleri23DWin
John Chirkun22DWin
Kristy Pagan21DWin
Kevin Hertel18DWin
Bill LaVoy17DLoss
Robert Kosowski16DWin
Abdullah Hammoud15DWin
Frank Liberati13DWin
Erika Geiss12DWin
Leslie Love10DWin
LaTanya Garrett7DWin
Stephanie Chang6DWin
Brian Banks1DWin
Candidate:Senate District:Party:Win/Loss:
Ian Conyers4DWin

2016 Primary Election
Candidate:State House District:Primary Win/ Loss
Brian Banks (D)1Win
Stephanie Chang (D)6Win
LaTanya Garrett (D)7Win
Leslie Love (D)10Win
Erika Geiss (D)12Win
Frank Liberati (D)13Win
Jeff Chicoine (D)14Loss
Abdullah Hammoud (D)15Win
Kevin Hertel (D)18Win
John Chirkun (D)22Win
Henry Yanez (D)25Win
Bill Sowerby (D)31Win
Martin Howrylak (R)41Win
Yousef Rabhi (D)53Win
Tom Cochran (D)67Win
Andy Schor (D)68Win
Ryan Arnt (R)79Loss
Mary Whiteford (R)80Win
Sean Mullally (D)92Loss
Scott VanSingel (R)100Win
Larry Inman (R)104Win
John Kivela (D)109Win
2014 General Election

GUBERNATORIAL RACE

Endorsed Candidate:Office:Vote Differential:Win/Loss:
Mark SchauerGovernor47% – 51%Loss

STATE LEGISLATIVE RACES

Candidate:
District:
Vote Differential:
Win/ Loss
STATE HOUSE
Theresa Abed (D)71310 votesLoss
Winnie Brinks (D)7652% – 46%Win
Jon Bumstead (R)10063% – 37%Win
Stephanie Chang (D)694% – 6%Win
Tom Cochran (D)6754% – 46%Win
Scott Dianda (D)11061% – 39%Win
Gretchen Driskell (D)5256% – 44%Win
Pam Faris (D)4862% – 38%Win
Anthony Forlini (R)2459% – 39%Win
Tim Greimel (D)2974% – 26%Win
David Haener (D)2348% – 52%Loss
Jon Hoadley (D)6070% – 30%Win
Marcia Hovey-Wright (D)9267% – 33%Win
Jeff Irwin (D)5382% – 18%Win
Bradford Jacobsen (R)4669% – 31%Win
Collene Lamonte (D)9158 votesLoss
Bill LaVoy (D)1760% – 40%Win
Paul Muxlow (R)8362%-38%Win
Kristy Pagan (D)2155% – 45%Win
Phil Phelps (D)4974% – 26%Win
Amanda Price (R)8968% – 32%Win
Al Pscholka (R)7959% – 39%Win
Sarah Roberts (D)1862% – 38%Win
David Rutledge (D)5475% – 25%Win
Andy Schor (D)6877% – 23%Win
Sam Singh (D)6968% – 32%Win
Tom Stobie (D)101321 votesLoss
Rob Verheulen (R)7469% – 31%Win
Adam Zemke (D)5568% – 32%Win
STATE SENATE
Jim Ananich (D)2777% – 39%Win
Steve Bieda (D)968% – 32%Win
Morris W. Hood III (D)380% – 20%Win
Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D)862% – 38%Win
David Knezek (D)582% – 18%Win
Sean McCann (D)2060 votesLoss
Wayne Schmidt (R)3761% – 39%Win
Dian Slavens (D)748% – 52%Loss
Rebekah Warren (D)1872% – 28%Win
2014 Primary Election

Candidate:
District:
% of Vote in Primary
Primary Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE
Frank Foster10746% Loss
Kristy Pagan2144.6% Win
STATE SENATE
Wayne Schmidt3754% Win
2012 General Election

 

Candidate:District:Vote Differential in General:General Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE
Allen O’Shea101 49% – 51% Loss
Lon Johnson103 47% – 53% Loss
Sharon Gray108 45% – 55% Loss
Scott Dianda110 52% – 48% Win
Mike Huckleberry70 46% – 54% Loss
Jon Switalski28 79% – 21% Win
Rob VerHeulen74 66% – 34% Win
Wayne Schmidt104 57% – 43% Win
2012 Primary Election

 

Candidate:District:Vote Differential in General:General Win/Loss
STATE HOUSE
Allen O’Shea101 49% – 51% Loss
Lon Johnson103 47% – 53% Loss
Sharon Gray108 45% – 55% Loss
Scott Dianda110 52% – 48% Win
Mike Huckleberry70 46% – 54% Loss
Jon Switalski28 79% – 21% Win
Rob VerHeulen74 66% – 34% Win
Wayne Schmidt104 57% – 43% Win
2008 Election (General & Primary)