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President of the United States

What They Do: Commander in Chief of the military, oversees the national government, can sign or veto bills from Congress

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000?
Do you support
decriminalizing offenses that pose no safety threat and that have historically targeted Black and Brown communities?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman's right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

Former Secretary of State, US Senator, Attorney.

Supported by

  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Service Employees International Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jill Stein

Green Party

Doctor, Fmr Lexington Town Meeting Rep.

Supported by

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Marc Lamont Hill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

Former Governor of New Mexico.

Supported by

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Drew Carey
  • Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Real Estate Developer and Reality TV Star.

Supported by

  • American Energy Alliance
  • National Border Patrol Council
  • National Rifle Association

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Wayne State University Board of Governors

What They Do: Oversees WSU President, campus rules, & budget. Vote for 2 candidates.

About the Candidates
Do you support
Collective bargaining, and the rights of all campus workers to a union?
Do you support
Decreasing tuition costs for students?
Do you support
Greater student involvement in university governance?
Do you support
The implementation of a socially just investment policy for the university endowment?
Do you support
Increased financial aid and support services for traditionally underserved students?

Yvette Anderson

Democratic

Campus Vice president at Wayne County Community College and Field Director and Political Strategist for the Fannie Lou Hammer PAC.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Mark Gaffney

Democratic

Mark Gaffney is a former President of the Michigan AFL-CIO and is an adjunct professor at Wayne State

Supported by

  • AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Margaret Guttshall

Green

Margaret Guttshall was born in Charleston, West Virginia on March 11, 1950.She began writing on the situation facing the working class and oppressed people and what they need to go forward. Her writings are published in Truth, New Life, Socialism, The Fourth International and La Cuarta Internacional. She write on other topics, sings, plays the guitar, dances ballet and loves to ride her bike. She has shared much of her life with Fred Vitale, a revolutionary, a piano player and a retired environmental engineer.

Supported by

  • No endorsements as of printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kim Shmina

Republican

Kim Shmina has served as as the Maternal/Child Health Director for Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and has been teaching at Wayne State since 2006 at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is lifelong advocate for conservative values.

Supported by

  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

No

N/A

N/A

No

N/A

University of Michigan Board of Regents

What They Do: Controls the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Flint, & Dearborn. Controls university policies & budget. Vote for 2 candidates.

About the Candidates
Do you support
Collective bargaining, and the rights of all campus workers to a union?
Do you support
Decreasing tuition costs for student?
Do you support
Greater student involvement in university governance?
Do you support
The implementation of a socially just investment policy for the university endowment?
Do you support
Increased financial aid and support services for traditionally underserved students?

Denise Ilitch

Democratic

Regent Ilitch, a Democrat from Bingham Farms, received her B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1977 and her J.D. degree from the University of Detroit in 1980. She is president of Ilitch Enterprises, LLC, co-owner of 220 Restaurant Hospitality, owner of Denise Ilitch Designs, and the owner and publisher of Ambassador Magazine, a leading Detroit lifestyle magazine.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Lecturer's Employee Organization (AFT)
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Laurence Deitch

Democratic

Regent Deitch, a Democrat from Bloomfield Hills, received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1969 and 1972, respectively. He is a partner in the law firm of Bodman PLC of Detroit. He has previously served as vice chair of the Michigan Civil Service Commission, president of Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, and treasurer of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Lecturer's Employee Organization (AFT)
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Ron Wesier

Republican

Ron Weiser is the former US Ambassador to Slovakia and was chairman of the Michigan GOP from 2009 to 2011.

Supported by

  • Right to Life of Michigan
  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Scheutte

No

Yes

No

No

No

Carl Meyers

Republican

Carl Meyers is a former GOP treasurer and a financial adviser working in Dearborn, Michigan.

Supported by

  • Right to Life of Michigan
  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Scheutte

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Michigan State University Board of Trustees

What They Do: Controls Michigan State University. Sets all university policies & controls the university budget. Vote for 2 candidates. Also running is Republican William Deary, who had not replied to our survey as of the date of printing.

About the Candidates
Do you support
Collective bargaining and the right of all campus workers to a union?
Do you support
Decreasing tuition costs to students?
Do you support
Greater student involvement in university governance?
Do you support
The implementation of a socially just investment policy for the university endowment
Do you support
Increased financial aid and support services for traditionally underserved students.

Will Tyler White

Green

Life long student, entrepreneur, Will Tyler White believes in the importance of a partnership with the private sector and education as an economic development tool. Former Board member of the Meridian Township Economic Development Corporation.

Supported by

  • No endorsements as of printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dianne Byrum

Democratic

Dianne Byrum began her eight-year term on the MSU Board of Trustees on January 1, 2009. Byrum is a partner at Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, a public relations firm she founded in 2006, with offices in East Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union
  • Michigan Education Association

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Diann Woodard

Democratic

Diann Woodard was elected to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees in 2008. Woodard’s professional affiliations include international president of the American Federation of School Administrators, for which she received the Administrator of the Year award in 2003, and trustee of the Michigan State AFL–CIO.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union
  • Michigan Education Association

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Dan Kelly

Republican

Dan Kelly has served on the Oakland Community College Board as well as the Board of Directors for a law firm.

Supported by

  • Right to Life of Michigan
  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Scheutte

No

Yes

No

No

No

State Board of Education

What They Do: Bottom-lines K-12 education – curriculum, materials, school policies, & education strategy. Vote for 2 candidates.

About the Candidates
Do you support
Making arts, music, and language classes available to all k-12 students in Michigan?
Do you support
A student's right to use the bathroom that fits their gender identity?
Do you support
Higher state aid for schools with smaller tax bases, to ensure a more equitable education for all students?
Do you support
Fewer standardized tests on k-12 students?
Do you support
Charter schools receiving public money?

John Austin

Democratic

John Austin is the current President of the State Board of Education. He has also served on the Fenton Planning Commission and as Director of the Michigan Economic Center.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Michigan Nurses PAC
  • Michigan Postal Workers Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ismael Ahmed

Democratic

Ismael Ahmed founded the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in 1973. He also was the Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services under former Governor Granholm.

Supported by

  • Michigan AFL-CIO

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Sherry Wells

Green

Sherry Wells is a private practice attorney with 38 years of experience. She also served on the Ferndale Charter Revision Commission from 1996 to 1999.

Supported by

  • No endorsements as of printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Tom McMillin

Republican

Tom McMillin is a former State Representative, who served in the Michigan House of Representatives from January 2009 through December 2014. Tom was the chairman of the House Oversight committee, chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, and was temporary chairman of the Education committee.

Supported by

  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

n/a

No

No

Yes

Yes

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