Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm today endorsed Andy Levin for Congress, calling him a fighter for clean energy, the environment, and Michigan workers.
Levin served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth in the Granholm Administration, where he created Michigan's $6 million Green Jobs Initiative and conceived and executed the State of Michigan's No Worker Left Behind initiative – the largest state workforce retraining program in the country.
"When I was Governor of Michigan one of my highest priorities was accelerating a transition to a clean energy economy,” Granholm said. “No one has done more to champion that cause since than Andy through his entrepreneurial Lean & Green Michigan clean energy program."
Granholm added that DELEG’s efforts under Levin’s leadership made Michigan a national model for workforce policy.
“Our NWLB initiative during the height of the Great Recession gave 152,000 workers a new lease on life,” Granholm said. “Andy is a fighter for workers and the environment, and he will get results for Michiganders.”
Levin said when he gets to Congress, he’ll work to expand retraining programs and pursue policies that rapidly transition us to a sustainable energy economy.
“I am so honored to have the support of Governor Granholm, who led our state through its darkest economic times,” Levin said. “She knows what it takes to make meaningful policy changes that improve people’s lives.”
Levin has been named a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate and has also been endorsed by the International Association of Machinists, the Utility Workers Union of America, UNITE HERE, former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, former U.S. Rep. David Bonior, State Rep. Bill Sowerby, State Rep. Henry Yanez, retired Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh and Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash.