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MDP Endorses Candidates for Supreme Court, State Education Board

Mar 10, 2012
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The Michigan Democratic Party

March 10, 2012
Contact: John Tramontana

MDP Endorses Candidates for Supreme Court, State Education Boards

DETROIT - The Michigan Democratic Party today endorsed three candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court and eight candidates, two each, for four State Education boards. 

Southfield District Court Judge Shelia Johnson, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Connie Marie Kelley, and University of Michigan Law Professor Bridget Mary McCormack were all endorsed by the Party on Saturday.

"Shelia Johnson, Connie Kelley, and Bridget McCormack have worked tirelessly in their legal careers to mentor and protect children.  On the Michigan Supreme Court, they will ensure individuals and families get a fair hearing, and not just give preferential treatment to powerful, corporate special interests." 
"Under the current Supreme Court, Michigan families have been under assault with robo-foreclosures, taxing senior pensions, and allowing polluters to pollute and the taxpayers paying the cleanup bill.  We need a Supreme Court that will work to make our communities safe, and where middle class families can be protected."
"The choice is clear.  This November, voters will choose between two distinctively different set of candidates - those supported by Democrats who work to protect children and middle class families, versus those supported by Republicans who side with insurance companies over patients, banks over homeowners, corporations over consumers and polluters over families.  The Democratic Party is proud to endorse Shelia Johnson, Connie Kelley and Bridget McCormack who have worked hard in their legal careers to protect and mentor children."

Delegates also endorsed Joel Ferguson and Brian Mosallam for Michigan State University Board of Trustees, Lupe Ramos-Montigny and Michelle Fecteau for the State Board of Education, Mark Bernstein and Shauna Ryder Diggs for the University of Michigan Board of Regents, and Sandra Hughes O'Brien and Kim Trent for Wayne State University Board of Governors.


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