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GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Rachel Hood for Kent County Drain Commissioner.
When it comes to the environment, Hood’s dedication to protect West Michigan’s watershed is unyielding, and her leadership experience is unparalleled. In 2007, she was named executive director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, where she served for the past ten years. Her dedication to protecting our region’s watershed, however, extends back almost two decades. She has taken on leadership roles with several environmental organizations, including the Grand Rapids River Restoration, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance, the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, the West Michigan Strategic Alliance and Green Grand Rapids.
“There isn’t a person in West Michigan who is more qualified than Rachel Hood to serve Kent County as Drain Commissioner,” said KICLC President Sean Egan (IBEW Local 275). “She has 15 years of hands-on experience, working across sectors to protect our region’s water. At a time when corporations are too often putting their own profits before environmental health, it’s important to have elected leaders willing to partner with labor to protect our natural resources. Rachel is committed to being that type of leader, which is why we support her in her campaign to be Kent County’s next Drain Commissioner.”