LANSING, Mich., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Paul Mitchell for U.S. House. Mitchell is seeking election to represent Michigan's 10th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac, and parts of Macomb and Tuscola counties.
"We are very pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses Paul Mitchell for Congress," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Paul is a successful business leader and conservative activist who shares the Chamber's belief in free enterprise and limited government."
"Paul Mitchell is a conservative outsider who ran a positive and successful campaign outpacing several experienced opponents in the primary election," noted Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "Paul is a citizen activist who last year led the fight to defeat a big sales tax increase."
"As a U.S. Representative, he will continue his fight for solutions to grow Michigan's economy, encourage job creation, and create more opportunities for businesses across the state to succeed," added Holcomb.
Mitchell faces Democratic opponent Frank Accavitti, a former three-term State Representative from Grosse Pointe, who averaged a score of only 32 percent on the Chamber's legislative voting record during his tenure. Accavitti was unsuccessful in his bid for State Senate in 2010.
"Paul Mitchell will be an effective, solutions-oriented member of Congress and we are proud to endorse him for Michigan's 10th Congressional District," Studley concluded.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,700 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process.
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SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce