As all of you know, there is an important election this fall. What you might not know is that Yoopers have an uncanny knack for picking the right candidate. The U.P., as a whole, has voted for the winning presidential candidate in the last five elections. As a Yooper myself, I chalk it up to common sense. You don't survive cold U.P. winters without a little bit of know-how.
When you head to the ballot box this November, make sure to use that common sense on the non-partisan section of the ballot. Michigan is one of fifteen states that elect their Supreme Court Justices. The Michigan Supreme Court decides important cases dealing with civil rights, the environment, and workplace protections (among many others).
I've had the great pleasure of working with one of the candidates. Bridget Mary McCormack has been a law professor at the University of Michigan for 14 years. She also oversees all of Michigan's clinical outreach programs, including the Innocence Clinic. I'm working at that clinic this year, helping Bridget get wrongfully convicted prisoners out of jail and the actual perpetrators off the streets.
However you vote on the rest of the ticket this fall, I encourage you to vote for Bridget Mary McCormack for Supreme Court. She has a track record of protecting families and the disadvantaged. And after getting to know her, I can say that she also has a touch of Yooper common sense.
Please make sure to vote. Please vote on the non-partisan section of your ballot. And please consider voting for Bridget Mary McCormack for Supreme Court justice.