John Zang (D)

Background:

John Zang is a Democratic candidate running for election to represent District 99 in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Zang graduated from Michigan State University. He served as the director of public works for the city of Mount Pleasant, where he was responsible for the oversight of infrastructure including wastewater treatment facilities and the streets department. He recently retired from the position. To learn more, check out his campaign website. 

Endorsements:

AFSCME Council 25

Michigan ALF-CIO

AFT Michigan

Planned Parenthood

Michigan Association for Justice

MRCC

Issues:

Education: “In our district, schools are receiving less now, adjusted for inflation, than in 1994 when Prop A was passed.” Zang’s wants to stop public funding from going to for-profit charter schools.

Environment: “Michigan’s water, land and air have been under attack by the Republican Party who have loosened protections for our environment. I will make protecting Michigan’s environment a priority.” Zang wants to restrict drilling deep wells for hazardous waste disposal and supports renewable energy.

Guns: “Michigan is faced with a gun violence problem. I have been a hunter for more than 50 years. I do, however, strongly advocate for reasonable gun laws.” Zang supports Red Flag laws, background checks, and child access prevention laws.

Top Donors:

John Zang

Timothy Caldwell

Barb Dixon

Joyce Baugn

Roger Hatch

*Donor information comes from transparencyusa.org.