Lance Enderle

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Lance Enderle
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 8
PartyDemocratic
Personal
Place of birthLansing, MI
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Campaign website
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Lance Enderle was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Michigan.

Biography

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.[1]

Career

  • Director, Cheboygan County Family Resource Center
  • Employed, Automotive Industry

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Enderle was defeated by incumbent Mike Rogers.[2] 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.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Lance Enderle 37.3% 128,657
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 58.6% 202,217
     Libertarian Daniel Goebel 2.3% 8,083
     Independent Preston Brooks 1.8% 6,097
Total Votes 345,054
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Endorsements

Enderle was endorsed by the organizations below for the 2012 election.[4]

  • 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
  • AFL-CIO

Campaign issues

On his campaign website, Enderle listed nine issues. They are:[5]

  • 99%

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."

  • Education

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."

  • Jobs

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."[5]

Campaign donors

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Enderle lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Enderle's campaign committee raised a total of $57,811 and spent $57,710.[6]

Personal

Enderle has two children, Samantha and John.[7]

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