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|U.S. House, Michigan, District 8|
|Place of birth||Lansing, MI|
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Enderle was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1987. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science and secondary education from Lake Superior State University and then obtained his master's degree in special education from Michigan State University. He has been a political activist since he ran for state office in 1998.
- Director, Cheboygan County Family Resource Center
- Employed, Automotive Industry
Enderle was defeated by incumbent Mike Rogers. Enderle ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 8th District. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary. He faced Republican incumbent Mike Rogers, Daniel Goebel (L), and Preston Brooks (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Rogers Incumbent||58.6%||202,217|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Enderle was endorsed by the organizations below for the 2012 election.
- United Auto Workers
- The National Organization for Women
- American Federation of Teachers Michigan
- Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
- Teamsters and Chauffeurs Local 580
- U.A of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333
- Pipefitters Local 636
- Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9
- Michigan Nurses Association
- Greater Lansing Labor Council
- Ingham County Democratic Party
- North Oakland County Democratic Club
- Lansing Association for Human Rights
- The Occupation Party
On his campaign website, Enderle listed nine issues. They are:
Excerpt: "When only 1% of the population controls over 80% of a country's wealth, and 99% of the nation is left to suffer, we all have an obligation to stand up and demand what is right and fair!"
- Corporate money out of our political process
Excerpt: "Citizens United needs to be stopped, corporations are not people; unless we can start holding these corporate executives accountable for the damage inflicted by their unscrupulous actions."
Excerpt: "Maintaining a quality public education system is part of our social contract. Every child deserves a positive K-12 learning experience. We also need to make higher education affordable for all that wish to go beyond the public education system, as well as skilled trades training. We need to invest in the development of our citizens, in order to make the best America we can."
Excerpt: "The first priority in Congress should be job creation, not job outsourcing. We need to get back to what makes America great, we develop and build things, that is what we do and it is what made America's middle class so strong. We need to get back to this in America."
- The environment
Excerpt: "It is imperative that we protect what is necessary for our survival. and that is our land and water. We are given a great responsibility in Michigan, we have the Great Lakes. It is our obligation to protect our water for future generations."
- Health care
Excerpt: "In America, health care should not be a worry! As the late Senator from Massachusetts said “ health care is a right, not a privilege!” When health care cost can be a burden of 30%-50% of a family's monthly income, we have a societal problem. We need to get to single payer form of health care, Medicare for everyone!!!!"
- Civil Liberties
Excerpt: "We need to take a stand for our constitutional rights that each and every one of us American citizens is entitled to. As Benjamin Franklin said “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both”."
- Women's Issues
Excerpt: "We lead by example, and in America women are NOT second class citizens. We need to ensure that equal pay in the work place is upheld, and the assault directed towards womens health care ceases."
- LGBT and Human Rights
Excerpt: "In America, the country of Democracy, we respect human rights as equal rights! We do not judge or condemn people because of who they are or who they love. We all deserve the same rights that are guaranteed in our Constitution. Human rights need to be respected, especially when family is involved. After all, the American family is what made our country strong, each family represents a brick in our country's foundation."
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Lance Enderle Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,921,587|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,726,144|
|Top contributors to Lance Enderle's campaign committee|
|United Auto Workers||$5,000|
|Democratic Party of Michigan||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$3,500|
Enderle has two children, Samantha and John.
- Official Campaign Website
- Facebook Page
- Lance Enderle's Vote Smart Profile
- Lance Enderle's YouTube Account
- Lance Enderle for Congress, "About Lance" May 25, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 30, 2014
- Lance Enderle, "Endorsements," October 8, 2012
- Lance Enderle for Congress, "Issues and Solutions" June 5, 2012
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
- [http://votesmart.org/candidate/19995/lance-enderle#.UHLHVK7eFac Vote Smart Project, "Enderle's Biography," accessed: October 8, 2012