Clean Water Action Endorses Jim Haadsma for Michigan’s 62nd State House District

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

“Jim Haadsma understands that protecting our Great Lakes and water resources in Michigan are of primary importance in state government,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "When elected, Jim will be a strong advocate for rebuilding our water infrastructure and preventing companies like Nestle from continuing to privatize Great Lakes water for profit.  We’re confident that in the State House, Jim Haadsma will champion environmental issues and fight to protect the Great Lakes and our natural resources,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

As a Calhoun County Commissioner, Jim Haadsma worked to expand recycling and ban phosphorous fertilizers to protect our water resources. In contrast, his opponent voted in favor of a controversial bill package that will give corporations and polluting industries oversight of the Department of Environmental Quality. Clean Water Action and a coalition consisting of nearly every environmental organization in Michigan opposed these “Fox in the Henhouse” bills.

 “Jim’s environmental priorities include ensuring that every Michigan resident has clean, affordable drinking water, increasing renewable energy, and addressing the problems caused by oil and gas drilling and transport in Michigan. This is the kind of leadership that we need in Lansing,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse his campaign for the 62nd State House district, and look forward to working with him as a legislator. On November 6th, the choice is clear – Jim Haadsma for Michigan State House.”

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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 www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

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