Clean Water Action Endorses Curtis Hertel Jr. and Jim Ananich for Michigan State Senate

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsements of Curtis Hertel Jr. and Jim Ananich for re-election to Michigan’s 23rd and 27th State Senate districts respectively.

“As senators, both Curtis Hertel Jr. and Jim Ananich have been outstanding advocates for our environment and the Great Lakes," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "From fighting for clean water in Flint, to standing against fracking and working to increase renewable energy, Hertel Jr. and Ananich have shown that they are willing and able to lead on critical issues affecting their constituents,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Both Hertel Jr. and Ananich currently have strong environmental voting records in the State Senate. Ananich was instrumental in getting state support and funding to address the Flint water crisis, and was one of the first lawmakers to call for a comprehensive solution to Michigan’s drinking water contamination issues. Hertel Jr. has supported increasing renewable energy, a moratorium on fracking, and increasing state funding for lead abatement programs.

“Both of these lawmakers have been consistent champions on environmental issues throughout their legislative careers,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse their re-election campaigns and look forward to continuing our work with them in the State Senate. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Curtis Hertel Jr. and Jim Ananich for State Senate.”


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