Press Release: “David Bonior Endorses Haley Stevens for Congress in MI-11”

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March 6, 2018
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David Bonior Endorses Haley Stevens for Congress in MI-11

13-term Former Michigan Congressman David Bonior Says Stevens Will Carry on His Legacy in Congress as a Champion for Michigan’s Working Families

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.– Today, Haley Stevens, chief of staff to the U.S. Auto Rescue and digital manufacturing executive, is excited to announce former Rep. David Bonior’s endorsement of her congressional bid in Michigan’s 11th District. Bonior, the longtime congressman and passionate advocate for organized labor and the working class, released the following statement:

Michiganders need Haley Stevens fighting for them in Congress. Haley’s work on the U.S. Auto Rescue helped save over 200,000 Michigan jobs. Haley is a true friend to our unions and Michigan’s manufacturing economy, and she will be a leader in growing a 21st century labor movement creating jobs for Michigan families. Michigan needs new,energetic voices now more than ever, and Haley Stevens is exactly the person to stand up for our Michigan values in the nation’s capital.

In response to David Bonior’s endorsement, Haley Stevens released the following statement:

I am proud to have David Bonior’s name stand by mine in this campaign. One of my first political experiences was knocking on doors for David many years ago. He always fought for Michigan families, our unions, and our workers. He was a commanding presence in Washington, and his leadership kept Michigan on the map. That’s the kind of leader I will be for Michigan’s 11th District when I get to Congress.

Stevens, whose previous endorsers include the Teamsters and former Rep. Mark Schauer, leads the Democratic primary field in fundraising with over $650,000 raised in 2017. Her campaign was recently named as one of TIME Magazine’s “10 Races to Watch” around the country.

Michigan’s 11th District was named a “toss-up” race following Rep. Dave Trott’s retirement, and a recent poll by Patriot Majority USA showed a 45-42 Democratic lead in the district.

Haley Stevens has dedicated her career to saving and growing good-paying jobs in Michigan. During the Great Recession, Haley served as Chief of Staff on the Auto Task Force inside of the U.S. Treasury Department. Most recently she led a national workforce development program and created the country’s first online training program for digital manufacturing, which is already changing lives. She has led innovation programs across the country, helping small and medium sized manufacturers grow. Haley was born and raised in the 11th District, and is a graduate of Seaholm High School.

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