Sierra Club Endorses Congressman Dan Kildee

April 29, 2016

Organization Representing 2+ Million Members Cites Kildee’s Forward Thinking and Leadership on Protecting Environment, Great Lakes

The Sierra Club Michigan Chapter has announced their endorsement of Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), highlighting the Congressman’s strong record of protecting Michigan’s environment and Great Lakes. The Sierra Club represents more than 2.4 million members and supporters nationwide, including over 80,000 in Michigan.

“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Congressman Kildee because of his steadfast leadership in protecting Michigan’s environment,” said Laurie Tata, Sierra Club activist and Clio resident in Congressman Kildee’s district. “From his work to protect our Great Lakes from the threat of Canadian nuclear waste to advocating for good-paying twenty-first century jobs, Congressman Kildee continues to be an strong advocate for Michigan.”

“Michiganders understand the importance of protecting our environment, including our state’s Great Lakes,” Congressman Kildee said. “I’m proud to have the endorsement of the Sierra Club and its members as we continue fighting to make Michigan a beautiful state to raise a family and a leader in new technologies to bring advanced manufacturing jobs to our community.”

Congressman Kildee has led the bipartisan fight in Congress against a Canadian proposal to permanently bury nuclear waste in Kincardine, Ontario, less than a mile from Lake Huron. His actions against the Canadian plan have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

Earlier this month, Congressman Kildee announced he had filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for re-election. He was elected to Congress in 2012 and is currently serving his second term in Congress, serving on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. He also was appointed to serve as a Senior Whip in the 114th Congress.

The Fifth Congressional District includes Genesee, Bay, Arenac and Iosco counties and parts of Tuscola and Saginaw County.