Endorsements

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“No candidate in recent memory has prepared more diligently or methodically than Jocelyn Benson has to assume the responsibilities of the secretary of state’s office. She seems likely to become the sort of leader whose own example and best practices future aspirants to statewide office will want to study and emulate.”

“Benson brings her combined experience and wealth of knowledge to make Michigan a national leader – both in election security and inclusiveness of services – as the next Secretary of State.”

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“Jocelyn’s vision and platform captures our best aspirations as a people: ethical and transparent government, broad voter participation, an egalitarian spirit combined with good old-fashioned American optimism.”

–FORMER U.S. SENATOR CARL LEVIN

“Jocelyn is, without question, the person we need to be Michigan’s next Secretary of State. I support her unequivocally and enthusiastically. We need a Secretary of State who will work hard every day to ensure that our government works effectively and efficiently for every citizen.”

–MAYOR OF DETROIT MIKE DUGGAN

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“It’s never been more important to protect voters’ information and the election process.  No one understands this challenge better than Jocelyn and that’s why she will be a superb Secretary of State.”

–FORMER MACOMB COUNTY CLERK CARMELLA SABAUGH

“Public service must be a core value for anyone seeking elected office because that is what we need most in our public officials: A commitment to get things done for people. That is why I am endorsing Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State.”

–FORMER DETROIT MAYOR DENNIS ARCHER

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“Jocelyn Benson has a proven track record of providing real results for the people of Michigan, and that’s exactly what we need in our next Secretary of State.”

–MACOMB COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK HACKEL

“I am proud to endorse Jocelyn Benson for Michigan Secretary of State because she will make sure special interests don’t drown out the voices of working men and women by cleaning up the secret money flowing into our elections. Jocelyn is a leader who will make Michigan proud and that is why I am supporting her.”

–FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

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“Jocelyn Benson is prepared to fight the ongoing threat to free and fair elections. The intelligence community has made it clear those threats are real and must be taken seriously.  That is why the nation needs leaders like Jocelyn Benson on the front line who will ensure that our elections are secure and every legitimate vote is counted.”

–FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH CHARLES JOHNSON

JOCELYN IS HONORED TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF:

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Endorsements

And Community Leaders From Across Michigan

Congressman Sandy Levin
Oregon Governor & former Secretary of State Kate Brown
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander
Former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant
Former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Former Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh
State Senator Steve Bieda
State Senator Vincent Gregory
State Representative Christine Greig
State Representative Winnie Brinks
State Representative David LeGrand
State Representative Kevin Hertel
State Representative Jon Chirkun
State Representative Henry Yanez
State Representative Bill Sowerby
State Representative Patrick Green
State Representative Jeremy Moss
State Representative Robert Wittenberg
State Representative Jim Ellison
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith
Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Smith
Macomb County Commissioner Kathy Tocco
Kent County Commissioner Phil Skaggs
Kent County Commissioner Robert Womack
Kent County Commissioner Dave Bulkowski
Kent County Commissioner Carol Hennessy
Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen
Grand Rapids City Commissioner Tony Baker

Former Michigan Elections Director Chris Thomas
The Oakland County Democratic Black Caucus
Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner
Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash
Oakland County Commissioner Dave Woodward
Oakland County Commissioner David E. S. Bowman
Oakland County Commissioner Marica Gershenson
Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson
Oakland County Commissioner Gary McGillivray
Oakland County Commissioner Nancy Quarles
Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zach
Grand Rapids City Commissioner Wendy Falb
Grand Rapids City Commissioner Ruth Kelly
East Grand Rapids School Board Member Vice President Elizabeth Welch
State Board of Education Member Lupe Ramos-Montigny
Clinton Township Treasurer Paul Gielegham
Clinton Township Trustee Mike Keys
Troy Councilman David Hamilton
Former Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift
Former State Representative and Fraser Mayor Marilyn Lane
Former State Represenative and Macomb County Commissioner Fred Miller
Former State Senator Ken Debeaussaert
Kent County Democratic Party Chairman Frank Lynn
9th Congressional District Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Prince Hundley
Northern Macomb County Democratic Party Chairman Gary Cynowa