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.

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

Kelsey Heck Wood

Senate District 14

100% Pro-Equality

Sue Shink

Senate District 14

100% Pro-Equality

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

100% Pro-equality

Michelle Wooddell

House District 5

100% pro-equality

Regina Weiss

House District 6

Endorsed

Melanie Macey

House District 7

Endorsed

Mike McFall

House District 8

Endorsed

Abraham Aiyash

house district 9

Endorsed

Ricardo White

House District 11

Endorsed

Alex Manwell

House District 11

100% Pro-equality

Veronica Paiz

House District 11

100% pro-equality

Lori Stone

House District 13

Endorsed

Erin Byrnes

house district 15

Endorsed

Laurie Pohutsky

House District 17

Endorsed

Jason Hoskins

House District 18

Endorsed

Caprice Jackson

House District 18

100% Pro-equality

Ken Ferguson

House District 20

100% pro-equality

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

Annie Brown

House District 38

Endorsed

Christine Morse

House District 40

Endorsed

Julie Rogers

house district 41

Endorsed

Justin Mendoza

House District 42

Endorsed

Carrie Rheingans

House District 47

100% Pro-equality

James Johnson Jr.

House District 47

100% Pro-equality

Jennifer Conlin

House District 48

Endorsed

Christina Kafkakis

house district 49

Endorsed

Glen Miller

House District 50

Endorsed

Robin McGregor

House District 52

ENDORSED

Gary Gerson

House District 54

100% Pro-equality

Shadia Martini

House District 54

100% Pro-equality

Neil Oza

house district 55

Endorsed

Cyndi Peltonen

House District 56

100% Pro-equality

Sharon MacDonell

House District 56

100% pro-equality

Marcia Squier

House District 57

Endorsed

Mark Lingeman

House District 65

Endorsed

Cheri Hardmon

house district 68

Endorsed

Jasper Martus

House District 69

Endorsed

Julie Brixie

House District 73

Endorsed

Kara Hope

House District 74

Endorsed

Emily Stivers

House District 75

100% Pro-equality

Penelope Tsernoglou

house district 75

100% Pro-equality

Angela Witwer

House District 76

Endorsed

Logan Byrne

House District 77

100% pro-equality

Jon Horford

House District 77

100% Pro-equality

Emily Dievendorf

House District 77

100% Pro-equality

Phil Skaggs

house district 80

Endorsed

John Fitzgerald

House District 83

Endorsed

Debra Warren

House District 87

100% pro-equality

Brennen Gorman

House District 87

100% Pro-equality

Will Snyder

House District 87

100% Pro-equality

Anthony Feig

house district 92

Endorsed

Matt Dawson

House District 95

Endorsed

Kim Coonan

House District 96

Endorsed

Betsy Coffia

House District 103

100% Pro-equality

Michael Brodsky

House District 103

100% Pro-equality

Marie Fielder

House District 106

Endorsed

Jodi Decker

House District 107

Endorsed

Jenn Hill

House District 109

Endorsed

Judicial Candidates

Kirsten Nielsen Hartig

52-4 District Court

Endorsed

Ken Barnard

9th Circuit Court

Endorsed

Megan Cottington-Heath

10th Circuit Court

Endorsed

Michelle Friedman Appel

45 District Court

Endorsed

Arianne Slay

22nd Circuit Court

Endorsed