By Tara Cavanaugh
Two candidates who are running for Lansing City Council seats have earned endorsements from organizations that support LGBT equality.
Rory Neuner, an at-large candidate for Lansing’s 4th Ward, is endorsed by Equality Michigan’s Pride Political Action Committee and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. Neuner currently manages Transportation for Michigan, a statewide coalition working for safe and affordable transportation.
Lynne Martinez, who is running for the First Ward seat, is also endorsed by Equality Michigan’s Pride PAC. Martinez is a former state representative and Ingham County commissioner.
“Candidates Rory Neuner and Lynne Martinez have proven to be dedicated leaders in Michigan’s capitol,” Equality Michigan said in a statement. “Their reasoned approaches and ability to work constructively toward quality policy in otherwise tenuous political spheres is a testament to their ability to consider the long-term impact of policy changes in their community. The Equality Michigan Pride PAC appreciates Martinez’s tested record of public service and looks forward to witnessing the fruits of newcomer Neuner’s informed investment in Lansing.”