Lansing - Emily Dievendorf today announced a group of Ingham County leaders as her first wave of endorsements in her campaign for State Representative. Among those endorsing her are Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, Ingham County Commissioner Mark Polsdofer and Immigration Organizer Oscar Castaneda.
"I'm honored to earn the endorsement of these great leaders who know exactly what we can, and must, fight for on behalf of our neighbors inside of Michigan's Capitol," said Dievendorf. "My campaign for State Representative is built around the idea of community and our shared values and I'm humbled by the support I've received so quickly from those who believe in that vision. Together, I know this campaign will be successful."
In her endorsement, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum notes Emily's history of work in the community.
"Emily has been a tireless advocate for those seeking fairness, justice and equality in our community," said Byrum. "I'm proud to endorse her and know she will continue to fight for those ideals as our next State Representative."
Ingham County Commissioner Mark Polsdofer cited Emily's proved track-record of success at the Capitol in his endorsement.
"I strongly endorse Emily Dievendorf. Lansing & Mid-Michigan need a strong advocate with a proven track-record of accomplishment to be their voice at the State Capitol," said Polsdofer. "I have worked with Emily for years in various capacities, including in the Legislature, and know she will hit the ground running on day-one.”
Oscar Costanada, Immigration Organizer for Action of Greater Lansing, spoke to Emily’s record of working in the community.
"Emily Dievendorf is a great candidate to represent the community in the Michigan House of Representatives. I worked with her on several justice projects, where I acquired respect and admiration for her dedication to good causes. With enthusiasm, I support Emily as our candidate for Michigan's 77th House District."
Emily is running for State Representative in Michigan's new 77th House District, which makes up parts of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.