Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gary McDowell, State Rep. and candidate for Congress, signs Social Security pledge

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. -- State Rep. Gary McDowell (D-Rudyard), who is the Democratic candidate for Congressman Bart Stupak's present position as First Congressional District U.S. Representative, met with senior citizens in Ishpeming today, Aug. 11, and signed a pledge not to privatize Social Security.

"Today, I got a chance to meet with seniors in Ishpeming to discuss the 75th anniversary of Social Security," McDowell writes on his Facebook page. "It was a great opportunity for me to sign a Social Security pledge. I will do everything I can do to make sure that we do not privatize Social Security."

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 12, McDowell will meet with seniors in Petoskey to discuss Social Security and sign the pledge. The event will be held at the Michigan Education Association, Zipp Building Suite 203, 616 Petoskey Street.

McDowell ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket for the Aug. 3 Primary Election. In a statement he issued on Aug. 4, he said, "For my campaign, yesterday was the start of the general election and I look forward to speaking with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents about our concerns and priorities here in the First District. This campaign is going to be about bringing back the middle class jobs that made the UP and Northern Michigan the strong community it is today. Like many here in the First District, my family has lived here for five generations; and I understand the need to put partisan politics aside when I get to Washington in order to build towards a stronger future for our families."

To read more about Gary McDowell, visit his Web site.

Click here to read Congressman Bart Stupak's editorial opposing privatization of Social Security.

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