Gary Peters for Congress releases new TV Ad – “Results”

Detroit, MI – Today U.S. Congressman Gary Peters released his newest TV ad, “Results.” This ad highlights Peters’ effective leadership and record of delivering real results for the families of the Greater Detroit region on the issues that matter most to them.

“I’m proud of my work with President Obama to successfully save thousands of local jobs by investing in our auto industry,” said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. “Real leadership requires real results and that’s why I’m proud to run on my record of getting the job done for the hard working families of the Greater Detroit region. Having earned the endorsement of Michigan’s labor unions, nearly 50 Detroit clergy leaders and dozens of local elected officials from across this new 14th district, our momentum is building and, together, we’ll win on August 7th.”

In 2008, Peters worked with President Obama to save the auto industry by making sure they received the loans they needed to survive, succeed and grow – saving thousands of local auto jobs. As just one example of Peters work, GM’s Orion auto plant was able to avoid closing, saving 1,400 local jobs.

“Results” also highlights the broad support Gary Peters has earned from Michigan’s labor unions, including AFL-CIO, UAW, SEIU, AFSCME and MEA. And, just last week, Peters earned the strong and unequivocal endorsement of the Detroit Free Press, which said: “The best choice, by far, is U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, who has set a remarkable standard for effectiveness and influence as a legislator still fairly new to Washington” and that“Peters, hands down, is the best choice.”

Below is the complete list of endorsements Congressman Peters has earned from community leaders, labor unions, clergy leaders and local elected officials.

Newspapers

  • Detroit Free Press
  • Hamtramck Review

Labor Endorsements

  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Michigan Council 25
  • American Federation of Teachers Michigan (AFT Michigan)
  • American Postal Workers Union Local 480-481
  • Communications Workers of America Local 4009
  • Communications Workers of America AFL-CIO Unified Council of Michigan
  • Detroit Building Trades Council
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324
  • Iron Workers Local Union 25
  • Laborers Local Union 1191
  • Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO)
  • Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Michigan Education Association (MEA)
  • Michigan Laborers’ District Council
  • Michigan Maritime Trades Port Council
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
  • Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Michigan State Council
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • United Steelworkers District 2
  • Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

Business

  • Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Clergy

  • Pastor Benjamin Barnes
  • Reverend E.L. Branch
  • Reverend David Alexander Bullock
  • Minister Donzell Burns
  • Reverend Kenneth J. Flowers
  • Superintendent Ronald Griffin
  • Reverend Dr. Jim Holley
  • Pastor Daniel Houze
  • Reverend Alfred E. Johnson
  • Prophetess Tracy Joyner
  • Pastor Reginald M. Lane
  • Reverend Loyce Lester
  • Pastor Daniel Moore
  • Reverend Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors
  • Pastor Jimmie L. Parker
  • Reverend V. Lonnie Peek. Jr
  • Pastor Maurice Rudd
  • Pastor Thomas Rutherford
  • Bishop J. Drew Sheard
  • Bishop John H. Sheard
  • Reverend Horace L. Sheffield, III
  • Pastor Christopher Dwayne Sparks Sr.
  • Reverend Dr. William Thompson
  • Bishop Edgar L. Vann
  • Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn
  • Superintendent Marcus R. Ways
  • Reverend Van Wiley Jr.
  • Pastor Charles E. Williams II
  • Pastor Curtis C. Williams
  • Bishop Marvin L. Winans

Oakland County Clergy

Pastor Jonathan Combs
Pastor Douglas P. Jones
Bishop William H. Murphy

Community Leaders & Organizations

  • Henry Gaffney, President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Rapheal B. Johnson, President of the Detroit 300
  • Toni McIlwain, President, Ravendale Community Center
  • Keith Stallworth, President, Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan

Elected Officials

DETROIT

  • Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit
  • Fmr. Deputy Mayor for Coleman Young & Fmr. Chief Judge, 36th District
  • ourt, Adam Shakoor, Detroit
  • Councilmember Andre Spivey, Detroit
  • Councilmember James Tate, Detroit
  • Fmr. Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel, Detroit
  • State Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, Detroit
  • State Representative Thomas Stallworth, Detroit
  • State Senator Virgil Smith, Detroit

SOUTHFIELD

  • Council President Joan Seymour, Southfield
  • Council President Pro Tem Sidney Lantz, Southfield
  • Councilman & Fmr. Mayor Donald Fracassi, Southfield
  • Councilman Myron Frasier, Southfield
  • Clerk Nancy Banks, Southfield
  • State Sen. Vincent Gregory, Southfield
  • Fmr. Councilman Roy Bell, Southfield
  • Fmr. Oakland County Commissioner Eric Coleman, Southfield
  • Fmr. State Representative Maxine Berman, Southfield
  • Fmr. Superintendent, Marlene Davis, Southfield Public Schools

PONTIAC

  • Council President Lee Jones, Pontiac
  • Councilman Randolph Carter, Pontiac
  • Councilwoman Mary Pietila, Pontiac
  • Councilman George Williams, Pontiac
  • Secretary Brenda Carter, Board of Education, Pontiac School District
  • Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett, Pontiac
  • State Rep. Tim Greimel, Pontiac
  • Fmr. State Rep. Hubert Price, Pontiac

FARMINGTON HILLS

  • Mayor Barry Brickner, Farmington Hills
  • Fmr. Mayor Jerry Ellis, Farmington Hills
  • Councilman Michael Bridges, Farmington Hills
  • Councilman Randy Bruce, Farmington Hills
  • Councilman Kenneth Massey, Farmington Hills
  • Vice President Karen Bolsen, Board of Education, Farmington Public Schools
  • Trustee Howard Wallach, Board of Education, Farmington Public Schools
  • Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash, Farmington Hills
  • Fmr. Oakland County Commissioner Steve Schwartz, Farmington Hills
  • State Rep. Vicki Barnett, Farmington Hills

WEST BLOOMFIELD

  • Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Treasurer Teri Weingarden, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Trustee Lawrence Brown, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Trustee Gene Farber, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Trustee Steven Kaplan, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Trustee Howard Rosenberg, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Clerk Cathy Shaughnessy, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Secretary Raman Singh, Board of Education, West Bloomfield School District
  • Trustee David Einstandig, Board of Education, West Bloomfield School District
  • Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, Township of West Bloomfield
  • Fmr. Oakland County Commissioner Karen Spector, Township of West Bloomfield
  • State Rep. Lisa Brown, Township of West Bloomfield

HAMTRAMCK

  • Mayor Dr. Karen Majewski, Hamtramck
  • Councilwoman Cathie Gordon, Hamtramck
  • Councilman Anam Miah, Hamtramck
  • Fmr. Councilman Phillip Kwik, Hamtramck

GROSSE POINTE PARK

  • City Councilwoman Laurie Arora, Grosse Pointe Park

GROSSE POINTE WOODS

  • City Councilman Rich Shetler, Grosse Pointe Woods

LATHRUP VILLAGE

  • Mayor Frank Brock Jr., Lathrup Village
  • Mayor Pro Tem Maria Mannarino-Thompson, Lathrup Village
  • Councilwoman Kelly Garrett-Johnson, Lathrup Village
  • Councilman Allen Weaks, Lathrup Village
  • Fmr. Councilman Kyrian Nwagwua, Lathrup Village

OAK PARK

  • Councilman Paul Levine, Oak Park
  • Councilman Michael Seligson, Oak Park
  • Treasurer Menachem Hojda, Board of Education, Oak Park Schools
  • Secretary Kiesha Speech, Board of Education, Oak Park Schools
  • Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack, Oak Park
  • State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton, Oak Park

KEEGO HARBOR

  • City Councilman John Fletcher, City of Keego Harbor
  • City Councilman Eric Gubka, City of Keego Harbor
  • City Councilman Joel Yoder, City of Keego Harbor

ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP

  • Fmr. Trustee Mishelle Yvette Kennedy, Royal Oak Township

WAYNE COUNTY – WIDE

  • Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon, Wayne County
  • Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware
  • Wayne County Commissioner Burton Leland, Detroit

OAKLAND COUNTY – WIDE

  • Treasurer Andy Meisner, Oakland County
  • Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, Oakland County

STATE – WIDE

  • Fmr. Governor James Blanchard, State of Michigan

Other Endorsements

  • The Black Slate
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund
  • Pakistani Democratic Caucus
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
  • VET PAC – Veterans’ Alliance for Security and Democracy
  • VoteVets
  • Wayne County Democratic Black Caucus
  • West Bloomfield Democratic Club