July 2, 2014

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) State Conference of Michigan has endorsed Debbie Dingell for Congress. Dingell is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 12th Congressional District that includes parts of Western Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

“Across the nation and here in Michigan the rights of working men and women are being chipped away by politicians who no longer value our role in making things work,” said Michael Richard, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of Local 58. “We have watched Debbie fight for working people throughout her career and we look forward to having her stand up for us in the next Congress.”

The IBEW State Conference of Michigan represents working men and women, along with retirees and their families in the electrical construction industry, radio and television broadcasting, utility work including line-clearance tree trimming and outside linemen along with telephone and cable television workers.

Debbie thanked the IBEW for their support.

“Working men and women are the heart and soul of our country and that is why, if elected, I will make sure their voices are heard in the Congress,” Dingell said. “From job creation and health care, to quality education their issues are my issues.”

Debbie Dingell is President of D2 Strategies and chair of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors. A civic and community leader, Debbie is a recognized national advocate for women, children and social responsibility in government and business. She chaired One United Michigan to ensure equal opportunity and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition that brings business, labor and government together to find commonality on issues that she chairs.

Born and raised in Michigan, Debbie is a resident of Dearborn and a graduate of Georgetown University.