March 20, 2017

The Schor for Lansing campaign has announced the support of business leaders throughout Lansing that have endorsed State Representative Andy Schor to be Lansing’s next mayor. 

“I am confident in Andy’s vision for economic development in Lansing. He is committed to helping small businesses and all businesses stay and thrive in Lansing,” said Chris Holman of Michigan Business Network. 

“Andy Schor understands the value of local businesses to Lansing’s economy and is focused on creating a Lansing that can attract and retain millennials, who are key to Lansing’s economic future,” said Amanda Stitt, CEO of Change Media Group in REO Town. “He will make an excellent advocate for Lansing as mayor and will help our economy flourish.”

The Lansing business leaders endorsing State Rep. Andy Schor for Mayor are:

  • Cara Nader and Elaine Barr, Strange Matter Coffee Co. 
  • Ralph Shaheen, Shaheen Automotive
  • Chris Holman, Michigan Business Network
  • Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Truscott Rossman
  • Jen Estill, Redhead Design Studio
  • Scott Ellis, MichiGrain Distillery
  • Lawrence Bass, Friedland Industries, Inc.
  • Michael Bass, Friedland Industries Inc.
  • Dan Dowsett, CEO of Gabriels Community Credit Union
  • Heather Driscoll, Exit Realty
  • Michael Pleyte, Records Redone
  • Ken Ross, MI Credit Union League
  • Brian Huggler, Huggler & Bashore Realtors
  • Amanda Stitt, Change Media Group
  • Marji Cheadle, Dagwoods
  • Thomas “Dewey” Bramson, Business Owner
  • David and Janet O’Leary, O’Leary Paint 
  • Scott McCulloch, The Job Shop Ink
  • Jeff McAlvey, Biggby Coffee and McAlvey Merchant Associates
  • Rebecca Bahar Cook, Capitol Fundraising
  • Carol Conn, Capitol Fundraising

Rep. Schor will be releasing his vision for economic development in coming weeks with input from an advisory committee made up of local business leaders. 

In addition to the endorsement of business leaders, Schor has also received the endorsement of four labor unions, the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, four current and former Lansing area members of the Michigan House of Representatives, over 30 Lansing area elected officials and many Lansing neighborhood leaders.