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Small Biz PAC Endorses 2020 State House Candidates

June 16, 2020

LANSING, MI – The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Small Biz PAC today announced the endorsements of more than 60 candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives.

“Small businesses are essential to our economic health and to Michigan’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic,” said SBAM President Brian Calley. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we have elected leaders who support small businesses. That’s why the Small Biz PAC is supporting strong candidates who will take action and advocate for local job providers when it matters most.”

House incumbent candidates receiving this endorsement include:

  • District 2:   Rep. Joe Tate
  • District 11: Rep. Jewell Jones
  • District 12: Rep. Alex Garza
  • District 16: Rep. Kevin Coleman
  • District 17: Rep. Joe Bellino
  • District 24: Rep. Steve Marino
  • District 30: Rep. Diana Farrington
  • District 32: Rep. Pamela Hornberger
  • District 33: Rep. Jeff Yaroch
  • District 36: Rep. Doug Wozniak
  • District 39: Rep. Ryan Berman
  • District 42: Rep. Ann Bollin
  • District 43: Rep. Andrea Schroeder
  • District 44: Rep. Matt Maddox
  • District 50: Rep. Tim Sneller
  • District 51: Rep. Mike Mueller
  • District 52: Rep. Donna Lasinski
  • District 57: Rep. Bronna Kahle
  • District 63: Rep. Matt Hall
  • District 64: Rep. Julie Alexander
  • District 65: Rep. Sarah Lightner
  • District 66: Rep. Beth Griffin
  • District 68: Rep. Sarah Anthony
  • District 69: Rep. Julie Brixie
  • District 71: Rep. Angela Witwer
  • District 72: Rep. Steven Johnson
  • District 74: Rep. Mark Huizenga
  • District 75: Rep. David LaGrand
  • District 77: Rep. Tommy Brann
  • District 78: Rep. Brad Paquette
  • District 79: Rep. Pauline Wendzel
  • District 80: Rep. Mary Whiteford
  • District 81: Rep. Gary Eisen
  • District 82: Rep. Gary Howell
  • District 84: Rep. Phil Green
  • District 85: Rep. Ben Frederick
  • District 86: Rep. Thomas Albert
  • District 87: Rep. Julie Calley
  • District 89: Rep. Rep. Jim Lilly
  • District 90: Rep. Bradley Slagh
  • District 91: Rep. Greg VanWoerkom
  • District 93: Rep. Graham Filler
  • District 94: Rep. Rodney Wakeman
  • District 97: Rep. Jason Wentworth
  • District 98: Rep. Annette Glenn
  • District 99: Rep. Roger Hauck
  • District 100: Rep. Scott VanSingel
  • District 101: Rep. Jack O’Malley
  • District 102: Rep. Michele Hoitenga
  • District 103: Rep. Daire Rendon
  • District 106: Rep. Sue Allor
  • District 108: Rep. Beau LaFave
  • District 110: Rep. Greg Markannan


House candidates in open seats receiving this endorsement include:

  • District 3: Shri Thanedar (D)
  • District 8: Reggie Davis (D)
  • District 10: Mary Cavanagh (D)
  • District 13: Tullio Liberati (D)
  • District 21: Ranjeev Puri (D)
  • District 45: Mark Tisdel (R)
  • District 47: Meghan Reckling (R)
  • District 61: Bronwyn Haltom (R)
  • District 70: Patrick Outman (R)
  • District 73: Bryan Posthumus (R)

Stamps of Approval were also issued for three additional candidates. The Small Business Stamp of Approval is used in circumstances where the Small Biz PAC recognizes a candidate for being a strong pro-business advocate, but reserves the possibility to recognize additional candidates later in the general election.  

  • District 19: Martha Ptashnik (R)
  • District 25: Adam Wiley (R)
  • District 62: Dave Morgan (R)

The Small Biz PAC is the political action committee of the Small Business Association of Michigan, supporting candidates who will fight on behalf of small business, regardless of political party. 

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