Jackson City Council Endorsements – Nov 3, 2015

At our monthly meeting on Oct 6, Huron Valley Central Labor Council delegates endorsed three candidates in the Jackson City elections this November:

• Martin Griffin for Mayor
• Melissa Morse in Ward 4
• Derek Dobies in Ward 6

Here is the process by which we came to these endorsements. We first emailed invitations to all eight candidates in this year’s Jackson City Council elections to fill out an on-line questionnaire if they wanted to seek our endorsement. The questionnaire had about 20 questions designed to assess how well aligned the candidates are with policies that help working people and our labor movement.

Three candidates responded to this invitation by filling out our questionnaire. The HVCLC’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) read these candidates’ answers and interviewed them in Jackson on the evening of Thursday, October 1st. Our COPE then made recommendations that were discussed and voted on at the HVCLC’s October 6th Delegates’ meeting. After considerable discussion, the COPE’s recommendations were approved.

We will be mailing Jackson City union members to inform them of our endorsements and the process by which we came to them. We’ll then follow up with phone-banking.