We are pleased to be endorsed by many notable organizations and public servants this early in the campaign! This page will be consistently updated with the support we receive as the campaign continues onward.

7/30/2014 - Clean Water Action

equalityCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of Clean Water Action Michigan for his bid for the Michigan State Senate 23rd District. Clean Water Action has a million members across the country, and is committed to protecting our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life.

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7/28/2014 - Equality Michigan

equalityCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of Equality Michigan for his bid for the Michigan State Senate 23rd District. Equality Michigan is a statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan’s LGBT communities.

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7/23/2014 - AFSCME Council 25

AFSCMECurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the AFSCME Council 25 of Michigan, for the State Senate’s 23rd District. AFSCME Council 25 (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees) represents approximately 65,000 members in Michigan, and 4,600 in Ingham County, primarily public employees.

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7/15/2014 - Planned Parenthood

PlannedCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, in his bid for the Michigan State Senate 23rd District. “In this critical time for women’s health, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is committed to supporting candidates who will stand up for women and families in Michigan. We know that Curtis Hertel Jr. will be a champion once elected, and we are proud to endorse his campaign for State Senate,” said Lori Lamerand, President of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan.

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7/10/2014 - Sierra Club

SierraClubCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Sierra Club of Michigan, in his bid for the Michigan State Senate 23rd District. The Sierra Club of Michigan has 160,000 members and supporters throughout the state and is one of the largest grassroots environmental organizations in the country.

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7/8/2014 - Michigan State AFL-CIO

AFLCIOThe Michigan State AFL-CIO, which represents over 1,000,000 active and retired workers from 59 unions throughout Michigan, has endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate. Hertel is running in the 23rd District which covers most of Ingham County.

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7/3/2014 - Iron Workers Local 25

IronCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Iron Workers Local 25, in his campaign for the State Senate’s 23rd District. The Iron Workers represent over 300 members and retired members in the Lansing area and Ingham County, under the leadership of Jack O’Donnell, their business manager.

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7/1/2014 - American Federation of Teachers

AFTCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan, in his campaign for the State Senate’s 23rd District. The AFT represents 35,000 members in Michigan, made up of PreK-12 and Intermediate teachers and support staff, community college and university faculty, lecturers, administrators and graduate employees, and city and credit union employees.

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6/24/2014 - Michigan Education Association

MEACurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Michigan Education Association in his campaign for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd District seat. The MEA represents about 150,000 teachers, education support professionals, and higher-education employees throughout the state of Michigan. The MEA’s stated mission is to ensure that the education of our students, and the working environments of its members, is of the highest quality.

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6/18/2014 - Michigan Credit Union League

MCULCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Michigan Credit Union League in his campaign for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd District seat. The MCUL is a non-partisan organization that provides Michigan credit unions with important services including legislative, regulatory and media advocacy, timely news and vital information.

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6/11/2014 - Michigan Association of Police Officers

policeCurtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Michigan Association of Police Organizations for the Michigan State Senate, 23rd District. MAPO is an affiliation of several police associations throughout Michigan, representing 10,000 certified police officers.

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6/4/2014 - Michigan Doctors PAC

doctorsCurtis Hertel Jr. is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Michigan Doctors Political Action Committee. The Michigan Doctors PAC is the political arm of the Michigan State Medical Society, a bipartisan political action committee made up of members of the MSMS who are interested in making a positive contribution to the medical profession through the political process. The Michigan Doctors PAC supports pro-medicine candidates running for the Michigan state legislature or statewide office.

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5/28/2014 - Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights

carpentersWe are happy to announce that the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights have endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for 23rd District’s seat in the Michigan State Senate. The Carpenters Union, under the leadership of Executive Secretary Treasurer Mike Jackson, represents 14,000 members across the State and are committed to quality work, good wages and benefits, and a safe work environment.

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5/21/2014 - Michigan State Building & Construction Trades

buildingWe are pleased to announce that Curtis Hertel Jr. has received the endorsement of the Michigan State Building and Construction Trades for the Michigan State Senate seat in the 23rd district. The Building Trades are affiliated with the Michigan State AFL-CIO, and are a group of craft trades that strive to provide quality services with a safe work environment.

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5/14/2014 - David Hollister

hollisterCurtis Hertel Jr. is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of former State Representative and Mayor of Lansing, the Honorable David Hollister. Mayor Hollister joins a growing list of current and former elected officials who have endorsed Hertel as a strong voice for the families and citizens of this district. Hollister served in the state legislature for twenty years before running for mayor of Lansing in 1993, where he served for ten years.

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5/7/2014 - Michigan Federation of College Democrats

collegedemsCurtis Hertel Jr. is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, a confederation of college Democrat chapters throughout the State of Michigan. “Receiving the support of this great group of young women and men, who are dedicated to progressive ideals and higher education, is a tremendous honor,” Hertel said upon receiving the news. “It’s so impressive that these students are able to balance their commitment to the political process with their day-to-day struggles of classes, working and studying. I’m pleased that these hard workers are endorsing me to go to work for them in the State Senate.”

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4/30/2014 - Congressman Dan Kildee

kildeeWe are pleased to announce today that Congressman Dan Kildee, from the Michigan 5th District, has officially endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. Congressman Kildee is in his first term of Congress and, like Hertel, served on his county commission and in a county-wide position before seeking higher office. “While we come from different counties, the concerns and problems we faced are very similar,” Kildee said. “Curtis, like myself, has taken the opportunity to utilize the full extent of his office to help people, and that is a great accomplishment.”

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4/25/2014 - Lansing School Board

schoolboardWe are pleased to announce that seven members of the Lansing School Board have endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. The members of the board who have endorsed are President Peter Spadafore, Secretary Rachel Lewis, and Trustees Dr. Nino Rodriguez, Nicole Armbruster, Charles Ford, Guillermo Z. Lopez and Amy Hodgin.

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4/18/2014 - Lansing City Council

councilCurtis Hertel Jr. today announces that he has been endorsed for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, by all eight members of the Lansing City Council: Council President A’Lynne Boles, Vice President Judy Brown Clarke, and the remaining City Council members, Kathy Dunbar, Tina Houghton, Derrick Quinney, Jody Washington, Carol Wood and Jessica Yorko.

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4/11/2014 - Delhi Township Board

delhiWe are pleased to announce today that the Democratic members of the Delhi Township Board have endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. in his campaign for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. The members of the board, who are led by Supervisor CJ Davis, include Evan Hope (Township Clerk), Roy Sweet (Treasurer) and Trustees Jon Harmon, Megan Ketchum and DiAnne Warfield.

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4/4/2014 - Meridian Township Board

meridianCurtis Hertel Jr. today announces that he has been endorsed for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, by the entire Meridian Township Board: Elizabeth LeGoff (Supervisor), Brett Dreyfus (Clerk), Julie Brixie (Treasurer) and Trustees Milton Scales, Ronald Styka, John Veenstra, and Angela Wilson.

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3/26/2014 - Chris Swope

swopeThe Honorable Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk, and former Ingham County Commissioner, has officially endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. Swope served one term on the County Commission with Hertel, before his election to the office of City Clerk in November of 2005.

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3/19/2014 - Greater Lansing Clergy Forum

clergyCurtis Hertel Jr. is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Greater Lansing Clergy Forum, a group of pastors and clergy from twenty-six churches in the Lansing area. “Receiving the support of this distinguished group of community leaders is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled by it,” Hertel said upon receiving the news. “Their dedication to the people of our city is an example we can all be proud of.”

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3/12/2014 - IBEW State & Locals

ibewWe are pleased to announce the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 665 and 352, as well as the statewide IBEW Council. These two local unions represent over one thousand members, including construction electricians and the members of Lansing’s Board of Water and Light.

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3/5/2014 - City of Leslie Officials

leslieCurtis Hertel Jr. today announced that he has been endorsed by the City of Leslie Mayor Pete Zamora, and Leslie City Council member Jennifer Shuster, for his bid for the State Senate 23rd District.

Mayor Zamora stated “I am endorsing Curtis Hertel Jr. for the State Senate, because I believe he will be a positive voice for all of the people.” Leslie Councilmember Jennifer Shuster added, “Curtis Hertel is the perfect choice to represent our district in the State Senate. I believe he will continue to fight against issues that plague our state, just as he’s done diligently for Ingham County as the Register of Deeds.”

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2/26/2014 - Meridian Democrats

meridianCurtis Hertel Jr. is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Meridian Democratic Club. “This great group of Democrats has been an active force here in my hometown, and I’m proud to be a part of them,” Hertel said. “I want to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all of them for their endorsement.”

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2/19/2014 - Gretchen Whitmer

whitmerCurrent State Senator Gretchen Whitmer – leader of the Michigan Senate Democrats – today announced her endorsement of Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. as he seeks election to her Senate seat in November. Hertel is running to succeed Whitmer, who is term limited and cannot run for the Michigan State Senate again. Whitmer currently serves as State Senator for the 23rd district, which represents most of Ingham County,

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2/12/2014 - Nathan Triplett

triplettHonorable Nathan Triplett, Mayor of the City of East Lansing, announced today he is endorsing Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan Senate. Nathan, joins a growing number of elected officials who have expressed their confidence in Hertel, and have supported his bid for the Senate Seat that will be vacant this fall.

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2/5/2014 - Virg Bernero

berneroToday the Honorable Virgil Bernero, Mayor of the City of Lansing, and former Michigan Senator, has officially endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate 23rd district. Mayor Bernero, like Hertel, started his political career by serving on the Ingham County Commission before moving on to the Michigan legislature.

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1/29/2014 - MSU College Democrats

msudemsThe Michigan State University College Democrats have announced their endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the 23rd State Senate seat this week. While attending Michigan State University, Hertel was an active member of the university’s College Democrats, and also served as their President.

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1/22/2014 - UA Local 333

ualocal333The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 have officially endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, in Ingham County. The UA represents over 1,000 members and retired members in the Lansing area and Ingham County.

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1/15/2014 - Mark Meadows

meadowsWe are pleased to announce that former State Representative, the Honorable Mark Meadows, has officially endorsed Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. Representative Meadows joins a growing list of current and former State Representatives who have expressed their confidence in Hertel by giving him their support.

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1/8/2014 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters

firefightersThe men and women of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union have given their endorsement to Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan 23rd Senate seat, which covers most of Ingham County.

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12/18/2013 - Carl Levin

levinThe Senior Senator from Michigan, U. S. Senator Carl Levin, officially announced his support of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd District today. Senator Levin has served in the Michigan Senate for 35 years, and is presently the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.

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12/11/2013 - UAW

uawUAW Region 1D and the UAW Capital Area CAP Council have officially announced their endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, in Ingham County. The UAW represents over 35,000 working families and retired members, in the Lansing area and Ingham County.

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12/4/2013 - Joan Bauer

bauerFormer State Representative Joan Bauer today officially announced her endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. Representative Bauer’s district primarily covered the city of Lansing, where she served for three terms before becoming term-limited in 2012.

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11/20/2013 - Ingham County Commissioners

anthonyCurtis Hertel Jr. today announced that he has been endorsed for the 23rd district of the State Senate by the entire Democratic contingent of the Ingham County Commissioners. The list of commissioners endorsing Hertel includes Victor Celentino (District 1), Rebecca Bahar-Cook (District 2), Sarah Anthony (District 3), Bryan Crenshaw (District 4), Todd Tennis (District 5), Kara Hope (District 7), Penelope Tsernoglou (District 8), Carol Koenig (District 9), Brian McGrain (District 10), Dianne Holman (District 11) and Deb Nolan (District 12).

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11/13/2013 - Ingham County officials

barbbyrumWe are excited to announce today that the five Ingham County elected officials have all united to endorse Curtis Hertel Jr. for the State Senate’s 23rd district. Curtis has had the distinct pleasure of working closely with these fellow county officials: Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth, Prosecutor Stuart Dunning III, Treasurer Eric Schertzing, Clerk Barb Byrum and Drain Commissioner Patrick Lindermann. The five share a common bond with Hertel in that they all represent the citizens of Ingham County as a whole, and all share their constituency with the sitting Senator of the 23rd district.

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11/6/2013 - Local Legislators

samsinghIngham County State Representatives Andy Schor, Tom Cochran and Sam Singh all officially announced today their endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district. The three State Representatives collectively represent the citizens of Ingham County, and they all share their constituency with the sitting Senator of the 23rd district.

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10/9/2013 - Greater Lansing Labor Council

The Greater Lansing Labor Council today officially announced their endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, in Ingham County.  The GLLC represents over 16,000 working families, from 40 different labor unions in the Lansing area.

“The Labor Council thanks Mr. Hertel for always working to serve the people in our community”, said Glenn Freeman III, President of the Greater Lansing Labor Council.  “We look forward to partnering with him in the future, to keep our area’s working families on the job, and away from the unemployment lines.”

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7/1/2013 - Teamsters Union Local 580

teamstersThe Teamsters Union – Local 580 today officially announced their endorsement of Curtis Hertel Jr. for the Michigan State Senate’s 23rd district, in Ingham County.  The Local 580 represents over 1,800 workers in the Ingham, Clinton & Eaton county areas.

“In these times of constant attacks from the right-wing against workers, we need a strong advocate for workers in the Michigan Senate.  Hertel is that person”, said Mike Parker, Secretary Treasurer for the Teamsters union.  “We look forward to working with Hertel as a State Senator as he carries that tradition to the next level.”

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