Matt Longjohn Demonstrates Early Grassroots Support


Portage, MI – Today, Dr. Matt Longjohn, a public health leader and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, announced 160 Citizen Endorsers for his campaign for Congress.  


“I am humbled and inspired by the support my campaign has received from our earliest local citizen endorsers.  These are community leaders, community activists, local influencers, and citizens who want a new representative who will fight to hold President Trump accountable in Washington.  After hearing our campaign’s message, which is focused on improving the health and quality of life for everyone in Southwest Michigan, they’ve agreed to put their names behind my effort to unseat Fred Upton.  Since we launched in July, one thing has become clear: voters in the 6th district are sick of politicians and Washington insiders who play political games with people’s lives, and who say one thing and do another.  Our political and economic system is just not working well enough for them and their families.  I have a proven record of building coalitions and getting things done that make people’s lives better.  When I get to Washington my office will be accountable to the people here in the district, not Corporate PAC donors”, said Longjohn.


About Matt Longjohn

Dr. Longjohn is a fifth-generation Michigander who has spent his career in working to improve the health care of all Americans. Most recently, Longjohn served as the National Health Officer for the YMCA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest charities. He was the first physician leader in the Y’s 170-year history and ran community health programs to improve health, reduce health care costs and create jobs. He and his team were identified as being among the top 100 innovators in health care in the U.S in 2016 and supported local community health workers in Augusta, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, and more than 250 cities across the nation, positively impacting 73 million people. He currently lives in Portage with his wife Valerie Miller and their younger son Max.  Their older son Till is serving in the U.S. Air  Force

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