Ottawa County Candidates
#DaretoRun 2018 Candidates
Wayne State University Board of Governors: Bryan Barnhill and Dr. Anil Kumar
US Senate: Debbie Stabenow
Governor: Gretchen Whitmer
Lieutenant Governor: Garlin Gilchrist
Attorney General: Dana Nessel
Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson
Vote YES on Proposal 2 – Voters Not Politicians
Voters Not Politicians is the grassroots, nonpartisan campaign, started from a single Facebook post, working to end gerrymandering in Michigan. Proposal 2 will ensure that voters choose their politicians—not the other way around.
Today, politicians and lobbyists draw voting maps behind closed doors that directly benefit themselves, instead of putting the interests of voters or communities of Michigan first. Proposal 2 will create a transparent redistricting process with public hearings to allow community organizations and individual voters to participate.
Proposal 2 will put voters—not politicians—in charge of drawing election maps that cannot give one party or candidate an unfair advantage. Maps will be drawn through compromise by Republicans, Democrats, and voters who don’t affiliate with either party and must follow strict criteria. The process will happen in public meetings with input from Michiganders, not behind closed doors. Everything used to draw the maps—including data and software—must be published publicly.
Proposal 2 will appear at the bottom of the November 6 ballot in the nonpartisan section. To learn more or to pledge to vote YES on Proposal 2, visit www.votersnotpoliticians.com.