Jeremy Moss files paperwork to appear on 2014 ballot, endorsed by top 35th House district leaders


Southfield City Councilman Jeremy Moss filed the official paperwork today to appear as a Democratic candidate for State Representative on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.

“I’m excited to take this significant step in the campaign process toward making sure the 35th House District will have strong, experienced representation in Lansing,” Moss said. “This district deserves a State Representative who will be ready on day one to fight for our shared values. As a trusted elected official and former legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives, I’m proud to be that candidate.”

The 35th House District is comprised of the communities of Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin.

Moss also announced new endorsements from top district leaders, including Southfield Clerk Nancy Banks, Southfield Treasurer Irv Lowenberg and Beverly Hills Village Council President Pro-Tem Walter Briggs.

“Jeremy brings an unmatched energy to represent his constituents in Southfield City Hall and I know he’ll represent this district with the same passion at our State Capitol,” said Banks, who was first elected City Clerk in 1999. “He hit the ground running when he was elected to City Council, aggressively fighting to enhance our quality of life in Southfield. That’s the type of State Representative he’ll be.”

Earlier this year, Moss introduced a Southfield City Council resolution – unanimously supported by his colleagues – urging Gov. Rick Snyder and state leaders to use the budget surplus to restore revenue sharing to local communities so that local municipalities can make the investments needed to maintain strong neighborhoods.

“Jeremy understands municipal finance and guided Southfield to consecutive balanced budgets. He won’t balance the state budget on the backs of our local communities,” said Lowenberg, currently serving his third term as City Treasurer. “He’s the most qualified person to serve our district as State Representative at this critical time during Michigan’s fragile economic recovery.”

In recent days, Moss also received the endorsement of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 of Michigan, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local Union 25, Detroit Plumbers Union Local 98, Michigan Roofers Local 149 and Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 80.

Other key endorsers of Moss’ campaign include: former Southfield-area State Representatives Maxine Berman and Paul Condino; Southfield Councilman and former Mayor Donald Fracassi and Southfield Councilmen Myron Frasier and Ken Siver; former Southfield Councilmembers Roy Bell, Nida Samona, Barbara Talley and Linnie Taylor; Lathrup Village Councilwoman Maria Mannarino Thompson; Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner; Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, whose district previously included Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin; Dr. Jonice Crawford Butler, president of the Greater Southfield/Farmington Area NAACP; and the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council.