2022 Endorsements

Equality Michigan Action Network endorses viable candidates running for statewide offices and the state legislature who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBTQ+ Michiganders. We remain committed to endorsing and supporting openly LGBTQ+ and pro-equality candidates — up and down the ballot — who will fight for civil rights and social justice. In order to qualify for endorsement, a candidate must have scored 100% on our equality questionnaire, they must be able to run a competitive campaign, and they must have a 100% favorable voting record (if applicable). In districts where multiple candidates scored 100% on the equality questionnaire, Equality Michigan Action Network marked the candidates as “100% Pro-Equality.”

What's at stake?

Equality is on the ballot in 2022, and the stakes have never been higher for LGTBQ+ people. The Michigan Legislature has launched multiple attacks against our community, and the following could be impacted by this election cycle: Conversion Therapy Ban, Safe and Healthy Schools, Family Recognition, Amending Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Hate Crimes, Adoption and Foster Care, and more.

Endorsed Ballot Initiatives

Proposal 1

Voters for transparency & term limits

Endorsed

Proposal 2

Promote the vote 2022

Endorsed

Proposal 3

Reproductive Freedom for all

Endorsed

Statewide Electeds

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

Endorsed

Dana Nessel

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Endorsed

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State

Endorsed

Michigan State Senate Candidates

Erika Geiss

Senate District 1

Endorsed

Sylvia Santana

Senate District 2

Endorsed

Stephanie Chang

Senate District 3

Endorsed

Darrin Camilleri

Senate District 4

Endorsed

Dayna Polehanki

Senate District 5

Endorsed

Mary Cavanagh

Senate District 6

Endorsed

Jeremy Moss

Senate District 7

Endorsed

Mallory McMorrow

Senate District 8

Endorsed

Padma Kuppa

Senate District 9

Endorsed

Veronica Klinefelt

Senate District 11

Endorsed

Rosemary Bayer

Senate District 13

Endorsed

Sue Shink

Senate District 14

ENDORSED

Katybeth Davis

Senate District 16

Endorsed

Sean McCann

Senate District 19

Endorsed

Kim Jorgensen Gane

Senate District 20

Endorsed

John Cherry

Senate District 27

Endorsed

Sam Singh

Senate District 28

Endorsed

Winnie Brinks

Senate District 29

Endorsed

David LaGrand

Senate District 30

Endorsed

Kim Nagy

Senate District 31

Endorsed

Mark Bignell

Senate District 33

Endorsed

Kristen McDonald Rivet

Senate District 35

Endorsed

Michigan House of Representatives Candidates

Natalie Price

house district 5

ENDORSED

Regina Weiss

House District 6

Endorsed

Mike McFall

House District 8

Endorsed

Abraham Aiyash

house district 9

Endorsed

Veronica Paiz

House District 11

ENDORSED

Lori Stone

House District 13

Endorsed

Erin Byrnes

house district 15

Endorsed

Laurie Pohutsky

House District 17

Endorsed

Jason Hoskins

House District 18

Endorsed

Samantha Steckloff

House District 19

Endorsed

Noah Arbit

house district 20

Endorsed

Kelly Breen

House District 21

Endorsed

Matt Koleszar

House District 22

Endorsed

Jason Morgan

House District 23

Endorsed

Rob Kull

House District 28

Endorsed

Alex Garza

house district 29

Endorsed

Reggie Miller

House District 31

Endorsed

Jimmie Wilson Jr.

House District 32

Endorsed

Christine Morse

House District 40

Endorsed

Julie Rogers

house district 41

Endorsed

Justin Mendoza

House District 42

Endorsed

Jim Haadsma

House District 44

Endorsed

Maurice Imhoff

House District 46

100% PRO-EQUALITY

Carrie Rheingans

House District 47

ENDORSED

Jennifer Conlin

House District 48

Endorsed

Christina Kafkakis

house district 49

Endorsed

Glen Miller

House District 50

Endorsed

Robin McGregor

House District 52

ENDORSED

Shadia Martini

House District 54

ENDORSED

Sharon MacDonell

House District 56

ENDORSED

Mark Lingeman

House District 65

Endorsed

Cheri Hardmon

house district 68

Endorsed

Jasper Martus

House District 69

Endorsed

Mark Zacharda

House District 71

Endorsed

Julie Brixie

House District 73

Endorsed

Kara Hope

House District 74

Endorsed

Penelope Tsernoglou

house district 75

ENDORSED

Angela Witwer

House District 76

Endorsed

Emily Dievendorf

House District 77

ENDORSED

Phil Skaggs

house district 80

Endorsed

Rachel Hood

House District 81

Endorsed

John Fitzgerald

House District 83

Endorsed

Carol Glanville

House District 84

100% PRO-EQUALITY

Will Snyder

House District 87

ENDORSED

Anthony Feig

house district 92

Endorsed

Matt Dawson

House District 95

Endorsed

Kim Coonan

House District 96

Endorsed

Betsy Coffia

House District 103

endorsed

Marie Fielder

House District 106

Endorsed

Jodi Decker

House District 107

Endorsed

Jenn Hill

House District 109

Endorsed

Judicial Candidates

Josh Hilgart

9th Circuit Court

100% PRO-EQUALITY

Megan Cottington-Heath

10th Circuit Court

Endorsed

Arianne Slay

22nd Circuit Court

Endorsed

Michelle Friedman Appel

45 District Court

Endorsed

Richard Bernstein

MI Supreme Court

Endorsed

Kyra Harris Bolden

MI Supreme Court

Endorsed

Kirsten Nielsen Hartig

52-4 District Court

Endorsed

Cynthia Ward

Court of appeals, district 4

100% Pro-Equality