The votes have been counted and the races have been called, solidifying the future of Michigan’s legislature for the next two years - and Clean Water Voters spoke out, loud and clear!
As a Clean Water Action member or supporter, we know you care about our water and climate. That’s why we vet and endorse candidates for office that reflect your values and priorities.
One of our most important responsibilities is to recommend candidates for office that our members and other Michiganders who prioritize protecting clean water can support on Election Day. It isn't easy to earn our endorsement: candidates must have a strong record of fighting for environmental issues, ready to be a leader in office, and run a strong grassroots campaign. .
Once an endorsement is earned, our staff and volunteers - and in particular, our year round field and phone canvass team - work across the state to get out the Clean Water Voter vote.
And this year, we definitely did.
90% of our 41 endorsed candidates for the 2022 Michigan midterm election won, and 100% of our endorsed ballot proposals passed!
Thank you to all Clean Water Voters who made their voice heard at the ballot box! We look forward to hitting the ground running to make meaningful change for our Michigan environment and communities in the 2023 legislative session - and working with our newly elected lawmakers to achieve real victories and a brighter future.
Congratulations to our 2022 Clean Water Voter Endorsed Election Winners!
Michigan Executive Branch
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II
Attorney General Dana Nessel
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Statewide Ballot Measures
Michigan Proposal 2, Promote The Vote: Yes
United States Congress
Hilary Scholten, Michigan's 3rd Congressional District
Elissa Slotkin, Michigan's 7th Congressional District
Dan Kildee, Michigan's 8th Congressional District
Hayley Stevens, Michigan's 11th Congressional District
Rashida Tlaib, Michigan's 12th Congressional District
Michigan State Senate
Senate District 1: Erika Geiss
Senate District 3: Stephanie Chang
Senate District 7: Jeremy Moss
Senate District 8: Mallory McMorrow
Senate District 13: Rosemary Bayer
Senate District 14: Sue Shink
Senate District 15: Jeff Irwin
Senate District 19: Sean McCann
Senate District 28: Sam Singh
Senate District 29: Winnie Brinks
Michigan State House
House District 6: Regina Weiss
House District 9: Abraham Aiyash
House District 13: Lori Stone
House District 15: Bilal Hammoud
House District 17: Laurie Pohutsky
House District 21: Kelly Breen
House District 22: Matt Koleszar
House District 23: Jason Morgan
House District 27: Jaime Churches
House District 33: Felicia Brabec
House District 40: Christine Morse
House District 41: Julie Rogers
House District 44: Jim Haadsma
House District 74: Kara Hope
House District 75: Penelope Tsernoglou
House District 77: Emily Dievendorf
House District 81: Rachel Hood
House District 84: Carol Glanville
House District 103: Betsy Coffia
House District 109: Jennifer Hill
Regional Ballot Measures
Macomb County, Transit Millage: Yes
Oakland County, Transit Millage: Yes