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.
At 21:55, July 22nd, 2018; I was contacted and notified I received the full endorsement of the Michigan Vaccine Freedom PAC (MVFPAC). In the earliest stage of my campaign, I did in fact return a questionnaire, stating very limited support of existing Michigan State law regarding exemptions from Michigan's vaccine mandate laws.
My support is limited to solely, those parents of children with documented & verified, severe and life threatening allergies to the stabilizing compounds, or other FDA approved substances in modern vaccines. I do support science, research, and the discovery/progress which results from reason and good application of the scientific method.
As such, when I'm elected I will, promote science, expand research, and work to assist scientists in funding the work of seeking new answers to current problems. It will be a goal of my office, when im elected, to spur a lasting Michigan legacy of research and development. A Michigan legacy, of innovation, discovery, & research/development.
As for the final question; I do not, accept, support, or advocate for philosophical exemptions to public vaccine policy. As such, the values, beliefs, and purpose of MVFPAC is not in coexistence with my own values and beliefs.
Mark Bignell is an alumni of Montcalm Community College and Grand Valley State University. He is a former candidate for US Representative in congress and a current candidate for Michigan State Senate.