Jocelyn Benson Statement on Receiving UAW Endorsement for Michigan Secretary of State

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Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Jocelyn Benson Statement on Receiving UAW Endorsement
for Michigan Secretary of State

Jocelyn Benson today issued the following statement on the United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsement of her campaign to be Michigan’s next Secretary of State.

“I am proud to have the support of the hard-working men and women of the UAW,” Benson said.  “As Secretary of State I will be on the side of working families by setting a goal to guarantee service in 30 minutes or less.  I will also fight against fee increases that have hit Michigan residents hard in recent years. And, I will work to protect voting rights and make Michigan a model in transparency so we know who is trying to influence our elections, which will be among the most secure in the nation.”

In announcing its endorsement the UAW cited Benson’s commitment to efficient service for Michigan voters and Michigan drivers alike.

“In Jocelyn Benson, Michigan has an experienced, fair-minded public servant who puts people before politics,” said Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. “We need to take politics out of the voting process and Jocelyn Benson understands that her job is to make it easy for eligible voters to participate in elections. She will put an end to partisan gamesmanship in election administration.

“Jocelyn Benson will restore a no-nonsense business approach to the Secretary of State’s office through transparency, fair administration of the workplace and efficiency,” Williams added. “She understands that whether Michiganders are going to renew a driver’s license, or going to vote, it is the job of the Secretary of State to make it a quick, efficient and consumer-friendly process.”

Benson is seeking the Democratic nomination to appear on the November 6 General Election ballot.  On April 15 she will ask for the endorsement of the Michigan Democratic Party when it meets in Detroit at Cobo Center.

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