2022 Candidate Profiles

Office: Secretary of State

JOCELYN BENSON

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Four years ago you endorsed my nomination for secretary of state, which was a critical step in my being elected Michigan’s 43rd secretary of state.  To have your endorsement in 2018 was a great honor.  Today I stand before you, again, asking you to endorse me for a second, four-year term. Read More →

Office: Attorney General

DANA NESSEL

SEEKING 2ND TERM
A former criminal prosecutor and civil rights attorney, Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s 54th Attorney General on January 1, 2019. Her core initiatives have been fashioned in the image of her promise to Michigan’s residents — to give the Department of Attorney General back to the people that it serves. Read more →

JUSTICE RICHARD BERNSTEIN

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Justice Richard Bernstein was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2014 and became the first blind justice. He is an attorney, an educator, and a former Wayne State University Board of Governors Chair. Read More →

KYRA HARRIS BOLDEN

SEEKING 1ST TERM
State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden is serving her second term representing Michigan’s 35th House District.  Rep. Bolden sits on the Insurance and Judiciary committees. Read More →

PAMELA L. PUGH

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Dr. Pamela Pugh has over twenty-four years of experience in the field of public health with emphasis on achieving health equity through environmental justice. Dr. Pugh is passionate about fostering the education and wellness of children. Read More →

MITCHELL ROBINSON

SEEKING 1ST TERM
I am a career educator, with over 40 years of experience teaching students from kindergarten to doctoral study. I hold bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in music education, and a certificate of advanced study in educational administration. Read More →

RENEE KNAKE JEFFERSON

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Renee Knake Jefferson was appointed to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees in 2019 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She is a strong supporter of organized labor, and voted with her Democratic colleagues to streamline the process for employees to form new unions. Read More →

DENNIS DENNO

SEEKING 1ST TERM
A lifelong Democrat, Dennis Denno is also the former Communications Director for the Michigan Democratic Party. Denno was a volunteer for the union organizing drive at MSU and was also a former staffer for Democratic legislators.

KATHY WHITE

SEEKING 4TH TERM
Kathy White received a B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, a J.D. degree from the University of Washington, a LL.M. degree in patent and intellectual property law from the George Washington University Law School and a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Read More →

MIKE BEHM

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Mike Behm is a Democrat from Grand Blanc. He received his A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in 1989 and his J.D. degree from Wayne State University in 1992. Mike is president and owner of the law firm of Behm & Behm. Read More →

MARILYN KELLY

SEEKING 2ND TERM
Marilyn Kelly is the Distinguished Jurist in Residence at the Wayne State University Law School where she teaches. She is the former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court where she served for sixteen years, having been elected to the Court in 1996 and reelected in 2004.

DANIELLE ATKINSON

SEEKING 1ST TERM
Danielle Atkinson has spent her entire professional career working on behalf of workers and families in Michigan and Florida. Atkinson founded Mothering Justice and serves as the director of it and its sister organization, Mothering Justice Action Fund. Read More →


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