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Endorsement Process

Michigan LCV is committed to electing candidates to public office who share the goal that 100% of Michigan residents have access to clean air, land, water, and fair elections. A primary way Michigan LCV fulfills this mission is through issuing political endorsements during electoral seasons.

Michigan LCV’s political endorsements come with careful consideration and a thorough vetting process. To earn our endorsement, candidates should expect to:

  1. Complete an Endorsement Questionnaire to articulate clear positions on the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing Michigan.
  2. Complete an in interview with Michigan LCV staff and board members.
  3. Complete an additional vetting process through our board and our Electoral Advisory Committee.

Factors that Michigan LCV board and staff will consider while evaluating a candidate’s request for an endorsement include the candidate’s demonstrated commitment to conservation issues, environmental issue area competency, and any previous political/legislative experience, among other factors.

Candidates seeking an endorsement are encouraged to familiarize themselves with environmental issues and with Michigan LCV as an organization prior to filling out an endorsement questionnaire.

For any questions regarding Michigan LCV’s endorsement process, please contact Ethan Petzold at [email protected].

Forms and Downloads

State Legislature Endorsement Questionnaire

Fill Out Here

Municipal Candidate Endorsement Questionnaire

Fill Out Here

Endorsement Questionnaire - Supplementary Resources


Principles of Environmental Leadership


Michigan LCV's Cycle of Accountability


The Michigan Environmental Roadmap


Disclaimer: Michigan LCV is a non-partisan, political organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan LCV will not discriminate during its endorsement process based on political party identification, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or other identity-based factors.

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