Candidate Watch Michigan

Candidate Watch Michigan

MI-08: Elissa Slotkin

Elissa Slotkin, committed internationalist for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District!

Elissa Slotkin says she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District because: “I believe our politics must change. I think 2018 can be the year in which, together, we will re-establish our politics for the better by returning the core principles of civility and problem-solving back to government to get results.”

Elissa is a third-generation Michigander who spent her early life on a farm in Holly, Michigan. Her great-grandfather arrived on Ellis Island and founded the family meat business, Hygrade Foods, in Detroit in 1949.  Slotkin served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Obama Administration where she advised on security strategy and policy issues related to Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. In this capacity she played a leading role designing the counter-ISIS strategy.  She returned to live in Holly, Michigan where she runs a small consulting business. Her husband Dave Moore retired as a Colonel after 30 years in the U.S. Army.

Her campaign has a strong grassroots focus including more than 50 community meetings. She has learned that folks in her District do not feel that Washington cares. For them, the American middle class is under direct threat due to stagnant wages and the rising cost of everything. Elissa wants to change this. She will fight for affordable education and health care, protection of the environment, and infrastructure improvements as well as economic opportunities for the District.  Let’s help get this committed internationalist in the House!