Four openly gay candidates are running in the Aug. 5 Michigan primary. From left, Rudy Serra, Jon Hoadley and Jeremy Moss are running for State Representative seats. Garnet Lewis is running for State Senate. File photo

BTL Aug. 5 Primary Endorsements

BTL Strongly Endorses the following openly gay candidates in Aug. 5 primary:

Garnet Lewis is running in the 32nd District which includes Saginaw, Zilwaukee, Tidabawassee Township, Frankenmuth and Swartz Creek. Check out the campaign website

Jon Hoadley is running for State Representative in the 60th District which includes Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township. Check out the campaign website

Jeremy Moss is running for State Representative in the 35th District which includes Southfield and Lathrup Village. Check out the campaign website

Rudy Serra is running for State Representative for the 27th District which is made up of several South Oakland County communities including Hazel Park, Ferndale, and Berkley. Check out the campaign website

Statewide Endorsements

The following statewide candidates are strongly endorsed by BTL and will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot:

Mark Schauer for Michigan Governor

Mark Totten for Michigan Attorney General

Gary Peters for U.S. Senate

Note that BTL endorsements for other statewide races will happen after the state poltical conventions held the weekend of Aug. 23 - 24.

Important Dates & Resources

Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Primary Election

Monday, Oct. 6 - Last day to register for Nov. 4 General Election

Tuesday, Nov. 4 - General Election

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