Longjohn makes statement on Congressman Upton

Portage, MI – Today, Dr. Matt Longjohn, a national public health leader and Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, made a statement on the recent news that Congressman Fred Upton would not answer a question about whether or not he or his staff were involved in any secret payouts to settle a complaint by one of his employees. 

“This is just further proof that Congress needs to reform how harassment cases are treated.  There should never be any doubt or question about whether taxpayer funds were used in settlements.  Taxpayers deserve transparency from their elected representatives,” 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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