Samuel Bagenstos Receives Endorsements from Top Wayne County Officials

Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan, Wayne Co. Executive Warren Evans, and Wayne Co. Sheriff Benny Napoleon, endorse Sam Bagenstos for MI Supreme Court

Samuel Bagenstos, Democratic nominee for Michigan Supreme Court, has earned the endorsements of three of the most prominent elected officials in Wayne County.

“These endorsements are recognition that we’re running an incredibly strong campaign and people are taking notice,” said Kyle Buda, spokesman for the Bagenstos campaign. “People are hungry for change, and Sam is hustling hard for every vote all over the state, sharing his experience of fighting for individuals who’ve been discriminated against by governments and giant corporations.”

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of Mayor Duggan, County Executive Evans and Sheriff Napoleon, and I stand with them in the fight for a stronger Wayne County,” said Sam Bagenstos. “The current Michigan Supreme Court is dominated by Rick Snyder appointees, and the people of Wayne County are ready for a change.”

"I'm proud to endorse Sam Bagenstos for Michigan Supreme Court because he stands up for justice -- for everyone," said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.  “He will be a great Supreme Court justice for all Michiganders.”

“I was impressed by Sam Bagenstos’s commitment to civil rights,” said Sheriff Napoleon. “The people of Michigan will be well served by having a justice of the supreme court with Sam’s experience and values.”

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans added, “Michigan Democrats are poised to win back the the state legislature and statewide executive branch offices, Sam’s national and local civil rights experience will allow us to enhance the Court as well. By electing Sam Bagenstos we can strengthen a Court that stands up for people.”

Samuel Bagenstos is a civil rights attorney and Democratic nominee for Michigan Supreme Court. Sam is the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan.  During the Obama Administration, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under Attorney General Eric Holder. Sam has argued four cases in the United States Supreme Court, winning three of them.  He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife -- civil rights lawyer Margo Schlanger -- and their two children.

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