Clean Water Action Endorses Joanne Galloway for Michigan’s 107th State House District

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

“As a farmer and lifelong Michigander, Joanne Galloway understands that our state is defined by the Great Lakes and we have a responsibility to protect the 20% of the world’s fresh surface water contained in our lakes," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "Galloway has a firm commitment to protecting the Great Lakes and ensuring that the needs of the people of northern Michigan are addressed in Lansing. We’re confident that in the State House, Joanne will be a champion for our Great Lakes, and protecting the natural resources that help our state thrive,” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Galloway runs a family farm in Pickford, and was motivated to run for State House out of a belief that real people are being overlooked in Lansing, and her desire to change that. She is running against incumbent Lee Chatfield, who voted in his current term to prevent Michigan from establishing any environmental protections stricter than federal minimums. Chatfield has also opposed taking any meaningful action to protect his constituents from a major oil spill from Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, despite strong support from his constituents for decommissioning the pipeline immediately.

“Joanne’s environmental priorities include decommissioning Enbridge’s outdated and unnecessary Line 5 pipeline, increasing infrastructure funding to ensure that we can replace every lead service line in Michigan, and making sure that all Michigan residents have access to clean and affordable drinking water. This is the kind of leadership we need in Lansing.” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign for the 107th State House district, and look forward to working with her as a legislator. The choice is clear – Joanne Galloway 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