The Saginaw County Chamber’s Board of Directors believes that in order to support a healthy economic environment, the organization is committed to taking an active role in the political process by screening and interviewing candidates who are running for state and local government.
After completing an in-depth questionnaire and an interview with the Screening & Endorsement Committee, endorsement recommendations are sent to the full board for approval.
This rigorous process helps the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors endorse and actively support those candidates whose values match our members’ and who will help create a vibrant economic environment for Saginaw County and the State of Michigan.
2016 Chamber Endorsed Candidates
In accordance with the policies and procedures set by the Board of Directors of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, the Board approved the following slate by majority vote:
Endorsements include: • State Representative, 85th District – Ben Frederick (R) • State Representative, 94th District – Tim Kelly (R) • State Representative, 95th District – Vanessa Guerra (D)
County Board of Commissioners • District #3 – Kirk Kilpatrick (R) • District #4 – Jim Graham (R) • District #5 – Jim Theisen (R) • District #6 – Kyle Harris (R) • District #8 – Dennis Krafft (R) • District #10 – Carl Ruth (D) • District #11 – Mark Johnston (R)
Four-Year Saginaw County Offices • Saginaw County Clerk – Mike Hanley (D) • Saginaw County Register of Deeds – Katie Albosta Kelly (D) • Saginaw County Treasurer – Tim Novak (D) • Saginaw County Public Works Director – Brian Wendling (D)
For questions about the endorsement process or to seek Chamber endorsement, contact Veronica Horn at 989-757-2113.