LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate, noting that Michigan's working families and job providers need to send someone new to Washington, D.C., who will fight for Michigan families and businesses and drive business to Michigan.
"We are pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Terri has a solid background in both the public and private sectors and she has the leadership skills and vision needed to keep Michigan working and further improve Michigan's and America's economic competitiveness, create jobs and move our country forward."
"Terri Lynn Land served two terms as Michigan's Secretary of State (2003-2010), during which time she revolutionized branch offices and significantly reduced costs to taxpayers," noted Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "Michigan voters have an important opportunity to support a candidate who knows what it takes to improve government efficiency and effectiveness and ensure government works for the people."
"It isn't very often that we have an open seat in the U.S. Senate," said William A. Parlberg, Chair of the Michigan Chamber PAC Board and President & COO of Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. "The Chamber PAC Board carefully reviewed Terri's business background and public sector experience and voted unanimously to endorse her."
"Terri Lynn Land has the courage to lead and the ability to win and we are proud to stand with her," Studley concluded.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,500 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. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.
SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce