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Endorsed Candidates for 2020 Election

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Michigan Supreme Court

Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth Welch is an attorney, public servant, and fighter for justice. Her legal career spans 25 years with a focus on safer and fair working conditions, equity in education, protecting natural resources, and ensuring the law is applied fairly to all. She has served on the East Grand Rapids school board and is the former president of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

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GT County Commission District 3

Melissa Hogan

Melissa Hogan is a physician's assistant with Munson Medical Center and has lived in Traverse City for 16 years. She brings a background in health and community service. She has been a coach in several youth sports. Melissa says that caring about the community keeps her focused, and she would like to contribute in a positive way at the county level.

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TCAPS Board of Education

Josey Ballenger

Josey Ballenger has worked for 18 years for the U.S. Government Accountability office and is ready to bring her public service experience to the school board. She has volunteered in the community and in the classroom -- including board service with the Michigan Legacy Art Park. She has two children in TCAPS schools. Her goals are to stay focused on the classroom and rebuild community engagement and trust.

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