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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (LRC-PAC) endorsed candidates were overwhelmingly successful during the Nov. 2 general election. The LRC-PAC had five endorsed candidates winning their election during the 2021 cycle.

“Our endorsements for the November election were for those who were willing to work collaboratively to identify and implement innovative strategies to help local government deal with the complex issues they are facing,” said Kevin Shaw, chair, LRC-PAC. “It is gratifying to see that voters have expressed confidence in these outstanding leaders and their willingness to embrace the issues voters have identified as most important in their community.”

Among the candidates supported by LRC-PAC was Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, who won re- election to a second term in office. The business community has enjoyed a strong relationship with Mayor Schor, collaborating on several challenging issues, most notably the city’s continuing battle to overcome massive legacy costs associated with retiree healthcare and pension liabilities.

“Mayor Schor has always shown a willingness to not only listen to the business community, but also proactively seek our input into critical issues,” said Steve Japinga, vice president of public relations, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to building on that relationship over the next four years.”

The non-partisan list of LRC-PAC endorsed candidates that were successful on Nov. 2 includes:



Andy Schor

Council Member At-Large

Peter Spadafore

Jeffrey Brown

Council Member Ward 2

Jeremy Garza

East Lansing

Two-year term City Council seat

Ron Bacon

The LRC-PAC is the non-partisan political action committee of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, representing over 1,000 businesses in the tri-county region. The objective of the LRC-PAC is to endorse candidates committed to the principles of free enterprise, economic growth, and a pro-business philosophy.