Legacy Committee for Unified Leadership Endorses Sen. Adam Hollier for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District

Mar 17, 2022

DETROIT - Today, the Legacy Committee for Unified Leadership led by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans endorsed state Senator Adam Hollier as the consensus candidate for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

DETROIT - Today, the Legacy Committee for Unified Leadership led by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans endorsed state Senator Adam Hollier as the consensus candidate for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.


The Legacy group is composed of various local leaders within the Black community, including faith-based, business, organized labor, grassroots, neighborhood activists, returning citizens and political entities.


Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans convened this group in response to the potential loss of Black representation in the 13th District due to statewide redistricting changes.


Executive Evans said, “Our goal was simple. We wanted to come together in unity to put our collective power behind the candidate with the best chance to win the seat. Adam Hollier’s political and military experience, along with the fact that he has worked hard to serve constituents of the 19 diverse communities within the district, set him apart from the other candidates. He has a strong fundraising team and a campaign network to compete on the national level.”


“I am honored to have been selected by this group of civic and community leaders after a rigorous process,” Senator Adam Hollier said. “ This group knows the 13th district needs a leader with a track record of getting things done, and one who understands the responsibility of carrying on the legacy of John Conyers and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick. I am excited to get to work on the issues that matter most: economic opportunity, infrastructure and family issues like affordable childcare and quality education. The people of the 13th congressional district deserve a congress person who understands the complexities and diversity of this district, and can represent Detroit, Down River, the Pointes, and Western Wayne well in Washington.”


Legacy member Dr. Yvette McElroy Anderson of the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC adds, “Our community must become unified now to avoid losing this important opportunity to determine who will lead in the new 13th Congressional District.”


The full list of endorsers is as follows:

  • Dr. Yvette McElroy Anderson, Director, Fannie Lou Hamer PAC

  • Rev. Wendell Anthony, Fellowship Chapel

  • Marvin Beatty, Developer and Business Owner

  • Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Jr., President, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit & Vicinity; Sr. Pastor, Liberty Temple Baptist Church

  • Elder Robert Brumfield, African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Bishop Charles Ellis III, Greater Grace Temple

  • Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive

  • Jonathan Quarles, CEO, The BTL Group

  • Melvin Butch Hollowell, Managing Partner, The Miller Law Group

  • Tene-Sandra Ramsey, Committee Member, The Black Slate Inc.

  • Jim Jenkins, Owner, Jenkins Construction

  • Lutalo Sanifu, Committee Member, The Black Slate Inc.

  • Hon. William Miller, Political Director, Operating Engineers 324

  • Nilaja Diane Stewart, Committee Member, The Black Slate Inc.

  • Kandia Milton, Chairman, The Black Slate Inc.

  • Bishop Edgar Vann, Second Ebenezer Church

  • Stephen Grady Muhammad, Deputy Chief of Staff, Wayne County Executive

  • Negus Vu, The People’s Action

  • Rick Preuss, IBEW

  • Bishop Marcus Ways, Church of God in Christ

  • Minister Darryl Woods

The 21 individuals listed above join the many leaders and organizations, including Serve America, VoteVets, Pipefitters Local 636, UNITE Here Local 24 and Plumbers Local 98 Political Action Committee, in endorsing Hollier for Congress.