Detroit Free Press Endorses Haley Stevens for Congress
Today the Detroit Free Press endorsed Haley Stevens, Chief of Staff on President Obama’s U.S. Auto Rescue, in the Democratic primary for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. Citing her experience on the Auto Task Force and “sophisticated understanding of the issues confronting employers of all sizes and the workers they depend on,” the editorial board noted “she promises to be a useful contributor in the pragmatic, problem-solving mold of Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell.”
Detroit Free Press: Stevens, Slotkin offer Dems best chance to flip red seats
Editorial Board – July 27th, 2018
- But our choice in this unreasonably talented field is HALEY STEVENS, the 35-year-old Birmingham native and manufacturing expert who served as chief of staff to the presidential task force Barack Obama established to oversee the federal auto bailout.
- Besides giving her operational experience in what she describes as one of the most important federal initiatives ever undertaken in Michigan, Stevens says her work for the auto task force gave her a deep understanding of the complex web of manufacturing and engineering resources that undergirds her district’s economy.
- In interviews, she reveals a sophisticated understanding of the issues confronting employers of all sizes and the workers they depend on.
- But it was the Trump administration’s determination to dismantle or disable the Affordable Care Act that prompted Stevens, who now lives in Rochester Hills, to challenge Republican Rep. David Trott.
- Her early candidacy galvanized Democrats and independents alarmed by their government’s trajectory, and she has sustained her intensity and fund-raising prowess for more than a year.
- …she promises to be a useful contributor in the pragmatic, problem-solving mold of Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell
Read the full endorsement here.