Thursday, March 19, 2009

Support for Lt. Gov. Cherry Piling Up

Lt. Gov. John Cherry is wasting no time lining up people to support him for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2010.

His organization apparently wants to live up to its name -- "A Whole Lot of People Supporting John Cherry."

The organization on Thursday (March 19, 2009) rolled out a list of local officials supporting the lieutenant governor. Many are from Southeast Michigan:

Leigh Greden - Ann Arbor City Council
Sandi Smith - Ann Arbor City Council
Christopher Taylor - Ann Arbor City Council
Margie Teall - Ann Arbor City Council
Charlie Brunner - Bay City Mayor
Marilyn Stephan - Berkley Mayor
Phil O'Dwyer - Berkley City Council
Charles Smiley - Burton Mayor
Ellen Ellenburg - Burton City Council
Michael Bridges - Farmington Hills City Council
Sue Osborn - Fenton Mayor
L.D. Hollenbeck - Ithaca City Council
Jim Ellison - Royal Oak Mayor
Gary Lelito - Royal Oak City Commissioner
Michael Estes - Traverse City Mayor
William Lattimore - Southfield City Council
Carl Solden - Waterford Twp. Supervisor

Other Democrats are looking seriously at the race, too, such as Rep. Alma Wheeler-Smith of Ann Arbor and John Freeman. Even former Michigan State University football Coach George Perles says he wants to run. So far, we haven't see much of their organizations.


Anonymous said...

Please... please nominate Cherry! He will make electing a republican a slam dunk!!!

Anonymous said...

Cherry has a strong record of standing up for working people and families, and actually has a plan unlike the republicans. I think he will surprise people.