Connie Saltonstall ran for State Representative in the Michigan’s 105th District in 2008 and served as a Charlevoix County Commissioner in 2006. A graduate of Charlevoix High School and the University of Michigan, Saltonstall has a background in both education and business. She was a teacher for seven years, elected to the Charlevoix Board of Education, and appointed to the Michigan Association of School Boards Taxation Committee. She also founded and was Vice President of a small but nationally known research and consulting firm for eighteen years, with clients including Viacom, ABC, ESPN, The Weather Channel, and CBS. She recently completed a 3 year term on the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging. Currently she is a mediator and board member with Northern Community Mediation and serves as board president of Hospice of Northwest Michigan. She is well known for her tireless work on behalf of the Charlevoix Public Library.
Healthcare reform is one of Connie’s primary issues. She believes that universal healthcare is a right, not a privilege or luxury. When elected to Congress, Connie will continue to fight for a single payer system which she believes is the most efficient and cost effective way to deliver healthcare to all. Quality healthcare also allows women the opportunity to make responsible life decisions for themselves and their families.
Within just two weeks of launching her campaign , Saltonstall not only secured the Endorsement of MI List, but also NARAL/Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Blue America and NOW (National Organization for Women). NOW President Terry O’Neill intends to mobilize its chapters in support of Saltonstall, stating that defeating Stupak is one of her ‘highest priorities”. Planned Parenthood President Cecil Richards says of Connie, “I couldn’t be more proud to endorse her. She is a passionate advocate for women and their reproductive rights”.
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