There comes a time, in every election, when a controversy or controversial endorsement is given. Today is such a day. As I stated earlier today, it is my intent to decline this endorsement and at 14:02 CST, I tendered my letter to the organization in question to decline their endorsement. I further requested all likenesses, logos, banners, quotes, data about me and my campaign be removed from their databases, social media pages/accounts and sister pages. This notice also serves notice, their organization does not have expressed written, or implied consent in publishing my likeness, logos, banners, quotes, or video of me.
Attached inside this blog post, I have made available a signed copy of my letter, refusing the endorsement.
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is pleased to inform you that you have received the Association's endorsement for your candidacy for Michigan State Senate District 33.
I humbly and gratefully accept your endorsement. I look forward to working for the people of the 33rd and Michigan, in ensuring every person has the equitable opportunity to exercise their right to a trial by jury. Thank you for this opportunity.
I am honored to accept the endorsement of AFSCME Council 25 and I'm proud to stand by the men and women who serve our state. I hope if elected to help enact comprehensive solutions which which will benefit Michigan families, by creating the opportunities hard working Michiganders need.
Mark Bignell is an alumni of Montcalm Community College and Grand Valley State University. He is a former Democratic Nominee for Michigan State Senate and current candidate.