Clean Water Action Endorses Jeff Irwin for Michigan's 18th State Senate District

Thursday, July 12, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Jeff Irwin for the Michigan State Senate.

“Jeff Irwin is a true environmental leader, who has a history of fierce advocacy on behalf of our Great Lakes in the Michigan legislature,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Throughout his career in elected office, Jeff Irwin has been a champion on the issues that affect our Great Lakes and water resources in Michigan.  We’re confident that in the State Senate, Jeff will continue to lead on important issues affecting our environment and public health,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

As a State House Representative, Jeff Irwin led efforts to protect and expand renewable energy legislation in Michigan. He also introduced legislation to limit the impacts of fracking in Michigan, and was an outspoken advocate for decommissioning the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Over the years, Jeff has advocated for the environment as an organizer, County Commissioner and State House Representative.

 “Jeff’s record on the environment speaks for itself. In his time in the Michigan State House, he received Clean Water Action’s lawmaker of the year award, and was awarded a 100% score on our legislative scorecards each year. This is the kind of leadership that we need to have in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse Jeff’s campaign for the 18th State Senate district, and look forward to working with him again as a legislator. The choice is clear – Jeff Irwin for Michigan 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