Note from Mindy regarding endorsements:
Some candidates will proudly display a long list of endorsements, maybe because it makes them seem "popular." After starting my campaign I quickly realized that the endorsement process often comes with an expectation that the endorsed candidate will "take their side" when making policy decisions. Because I advocate for data-driven solutions to solving the problems in our state, I refuse to pre-commit to positions just to make my endorsement list longer, or to fund my campaign. I'll find efficiencies in my own communications rather than sell out to any group that offers endorsements or money that limits good decision making.
With that said, I have accepted the following endorsements, because I can be supportive of their causes without compromising these principles.
UAW Region 1
Michigan Professional Firefighters Union
MEA Michigan Education Association
AFT Michigan (An affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO)
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 80
Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council
Blue Wave Crowdsource
The Progressive Women's Caucus
Fems for Dems
EQMI Pride PAC
DFA - Democracy for America
Michigan/Canada Council of Bishops Church of God in Christ Public Policy Institute for Justice
Also, Mindy has been named as a
Moms Demand Action Candidate of Distinction
Mindy was featured in the Greig Women in Leadership Fund "Why I Lead" series:
Letter to the editor, Oxford Leader/Orion Review October 25, 2018
I have never considered myself to be a “political person”. While I vote in all elections, because I truly believe that every vote counts, I have never aligned myself with any one political party or candidate. I considered myself to be an informed independent, who voted for a person, not a party. However, when my friend and Oxford neighbor for the last 18 years, Mindy Denninger, announced her candidacy for State Representative of the 46th district in the Michigan House of Representatives, I knew that it was time for me to become politically active. I immediately knew that Mindy would be my candidate and that I should do whatever I could to help her campaign. It is with this motivation and commitment that I want to share some of the things that I respect and admire about Mindy Denninger.
Mindy is kind. She knows that caring about people is the foundation of service.
Mindy is present. She knows that showing up isn’t just half the battle, it is essential for success.
Mindy is respectful. She knows that agreeing with someone isn’t required in order to get along with them.
Mindy is thoughtful. She knows that considering alternatives is a critical part of decision making.
Mindy is curious. She knows that repeatedly asking “why” will reveal the root cause of a problem.
Mindy is analytical. She knows that facts, science and data are crucial ingredients to problem solving.
Mindy is creative. She knows that looking at things in different ways will lead to the best solutions.
I encourage the voters in the 46th district (Addison, Brandon, Orion, Oxford, and most of Oakland Township) to get to know Mindy for yourselves. Visit her website www.mindydenninger.com or find her on Facebook under Mindy Denninger for State Representative.
I’m trusting Mindy with my vote on Nov. 6. I sincerely hope that you will, too.
From the Oxford Leader October 11, 2018
I urge voters in the Michigan 46th House district vote for Mindy Denninger. Mindy lives in Oxford and is an engineer. As an engineer she uses facts, science and data to develop solutions to problems.
With all the issues that the State of Michigan will face in the near future, we need a representative who will research and obtain data to develop reasonable solutions to problems. She will be a pleasant change from the partisan representation we currently have.
The issues that Mindy has identified has her priorities are: Roads and infrastructure; Science; Education; Taxes; and Health Care.
Comparing her website, mindydenninger.com, her ideas, and her experience, to her competitor, Mindy is clearly the better choice than the GOP candidate. We deserve better than the representation we currently have. If you cannot vote on November 6, get an absentee ballot. It is simple.
"I have met Mindy Denninger, and I have seen how hard she has worked. She is a former Oxford Schools mom, she is endorsed by the MEA, she has demonstrated herself to be an independent voice and an effective leader while running her campaign and coordinating many events and volunteer activities. She is an engineer - she is smart and won’t be pushed around. She’s logical and caring.
This is the race that I will personally be watching the closest, aside from my Township and school board, because I strongly support her mindset."