Elissa Slotkin, a third-generation Michigander who has spent her career in national service, is a proven advocate for clean air and water.
In response to 9/11, Slotkin joined the Central Intelligence Agency, serving three tours as a Middle East analyst in Baghdad. She served under both Republican and Democratic administrations at the White House, in both the Office of the Director for National Intelligence and as a senior leader at the Pentagon. Slotkin led the development of the first Arctic strategy for the Department of Defense and helped to administer the first survey of how climate change is impacting U.S. military bases.
As a representative, Slotkin will be a champion for protecting clean water in Michigan, investing in a clean energy economy and opposing drilling in the Great Lakes. She will be a leader in fighting climate change and continue advocating for the safety of her community.
Slotkin joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Mike Bishop, who earned a 5% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“I have spent my career in national security, and my view is that a threat to our environment is a threat to our security. Whether it’s protecting our Great Lakes and the businesses that depend on them, or ensuring access to clean air and drinking water, in Michigan we not only cherish our environment, but we depend on it to keep our families healthy, and our economy strong.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.