Detroit, MI – Today, the Michigan Farm Bureau announced that it is endorsing Pamela M. Sossi in the Special Election for Michigan House District 1. AgriPAC’s “Friend of Agriculture” endorsement recognizes Pamela’s exceptional support for the agriculture industry, as a fourth-generation member of a farming family. The non-partisan organization previously named Pamela a “Friend of Agriculture” in 2016.
"We need leaders who understand, appreciate and respect agriculture's contribution to Michigan's economy," said Sarah Black, AgriPac secretary and director of MFB's Public Policy and Commodity Division. "It's one of Michigan Farm Bureau's top priorities to identify and help elect Friends of Agriculture."
“I am honored to again receive the support of Michigan’s farmers,” said Pamela Sossi. “Agriculture is the second largest sector of our economy and supports nearly one in four jobs. I look forward to working with our farmers and food processors to restore educational and vocational opportunities to District 1.”
Candidates were interviewed and evaluated by the Wayne County Farm Bureau, whose recommendations are then considered by the state-level AgriPAC committee. Since 1977, AgriPAC has served as Michigan Farm Bureau's voice in the electoral process, endorsing candidates for offices whose positions align with those of Michigan's farmers.
The 1st District includes the cities of Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe Woods as well as portions of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Shores. The Primary Election is August 8.