Clean Water Action Endorses Alex Garza for Michigan’s 12th State House District

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Alex Garza for the Michigan House of Representatives.

“Alex Garza understands the importance of environmental justice, and we are confident that he will be a fighter for stronger environmental and Great Lakes protections in the State House,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "When elected, Alex will be a strong advocate for rebuilding our water infrastructure and replacing all lead service lines across Michigan. We know that in the State House, Garza will champion environmental issues and fight to protect the Great Lakes and our natural resources,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

As a legislative aide for Representative Stephanie Chang, Alex Garza worked on environmental issues in communities in the 48217 zip code which has one of the highest levels of cumulative pollution in the state. He also organized one of the most well attended Environmental Justice Town Halls those communities have seen. Alex worked with Rep. Chang's Environmental Justice Advisory Group to draft many pieces of legislation that Rep. Chang introduced in the legislature. Garza is also the current chair of Taylor City Council and has first-hand experience seeing how major cuts to revenue sharing have affected Michigan municipalities.

“Alex’s environmental priorities include ensuring that every Michigan resident has clean, affordable drinking water, increasing funding for water infrastructure and lead service line replacement, and protecting our drinking water sources from the lakes to the tap. This is the kind of leadership that we need to have in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse his campaign for the 12th State House district, and look forward to working with him as a legislator. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Alex Garza for Michigan State House.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at


Sean McBrearty