The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25, has endorsed Adam Smiddy (D-Howell) for the 47th state House district.
“I am very pleased to receive this particular endorsement,” Smiddy said. “As a former member of the American Federation of Government Employees, I understand that the real work of government is accomplished by an army of dedicated, professional workers. They face particularly difficult challenges that private sector employees do not. They are often held to a higher standard, but still rise to the challenge and serve with dignity.
“Government workers are the backbone that keeps our hospitals safe, our courts running, and schools growing amongst many services. It is no surprise that with their Never Quit attitude, that their efforts on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed the government to keep working.”
Smiddy is a former Green Beret and a small business owner. He belonged to the American Federation of Government Employees in 2017 when he was a Veterans Service Representative with the Veterans Benefits Administration.
ABOUT THE RACE:
There are four candidates in the Aug. 4, 2020, Republican primary for Michigan’s 47th state House District: Bob Bezotte, a current county commissioner and former sheriff; Yvonne Black of Marion Township; Zachary Dyba, the assistant to the township manager in Brighton Township; and Meghan Reckling, chair of the Livingston County Republican Party. The winner will face Democrat Adam Smiddy, former director of Livingston County Veterans Services, in the fall.
The 47th District includes the City of Howell; the Village of Fowlerville; part of the City of Fenton; and the townships of Conway, Cohoctah, Deerfield, Hartland, Handy, Iosco, Unadilla, Oceola, Marion and Tyrone. The seat is currently held by term-limited Republican state Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville.