Matt Longjohn invites Fred Upton to Participate in Town Hall on Gun Violence

Matt Longjohn invites Fred Upton to Participate in Town Hall on Gun Violence

Doctor and Public Health Leader Matt Longjohn invites Fred Upton to participate in a town hall on Gun Violence Prevention.  

Portage, MI – Today, Dr. Matt Longjohn, a public health leader and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, invited Congressman Fred Upton to participate in a town hall on gun violence prevention.


“Congressman Upton is invited to attend the town hall on gun violence prevention organized by my campaign in solidarity with the march for our lives movement.  Congressman Upton has not faced a live town hall in 8 years and now would be a good time for address constituents. Congressman Upton is talking about working on bipartisan solutions, but talk is cheap.  His constituents are increasingly upset by a long-standing history of accepting contributions from the NRA and his lack leadership on gun violence prevention”, said Longjohn.

Matt Longjohn Submits Most Signatures of Any Candidate

Matt Longjohn Submits Most Signatures of Any Candidate

Matt Longjohn, a doctor and nationally recognized public health leader, officially filed his candidacy for the Democratic primary in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District.  

He submitted the most nominating petition signatures filed by any candidate.  

Portage, MI – Dr. Matt Longjohn, a physician and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, announced his campaign has filed 1700 petition signatures to put him on the August primary ballot.

“I am grateful for all the help this campaign received to allow us to be turning in 1700 signatures today. Voters from Saugatuck to Sturgis, and from Richland to New Buffalo, signed my nominating petitions because they believe I am the candidate who can defeat Fred Upton in November.  According to the Secretary of State’s website, we are submitting the most signatures of anyone in this race. The results of our petition numbers show voters are looking for someone who can bring a ‘people-first’ and results-driven campaign to Washington, and they can look at my record and see I can get things done without playing D.C. money games or compromising on our shared values”, said Longjohn.

Matt Longjohn files for the Democratic Primary

Matt Longjohn files for the Democratic Primary

Matt Longjohn, a doctor and nationally recognized public health leader, officially filed his candidacy for the Democratic primary in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District.
He submitted the most nominating petition signatures filed by any candidate.

Portage, MI – Dr. Matt Longjohn, a physician and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, announced his campaign has filed 1700 petition signatures to put him on the August primary ballot.

“I am grateful for all the help this campaign received to allow us to be turning in 1700 signatures today. Voters from Saugatuck to Sturgis, and from Richland to New Buffalo, signed my nominating petitions because they believe I am the candidate who can defeat Fred Upton in November. According to the Secretary of State’s website, we are submitting the most signatures of anyone in this race. The results of our petition numbers show voters are looking for someone who can bring a ‘people-first’ and results-driven campaign to Washington, and they can look at my record and see I can get things done without playing D.C. money games or compromising on our shared values”, said Longjohn.

Commissioner Dale Toerne endorses Matt Longjohn for Congress .

Commissioner Dale Toerne endorses Matt Longjohn for Congress .

Matt Longjohn, a doctor and nationally recognized public health leader, has been endorsed by Buchanan City Commissioner Dale Toerne
Commissioner Dale Toerne endorses Matt Longjohn for Congress.
Portage, MI- Dr. Matt Longjohn, a physician and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, announced that Buchanan Commissioner Dale Toerne has endorsed his campaign for Congress.

“I am excited to be endorsing Matt Longjohn’s campaign for Congress. I have seen all the candidates who are running up close, and Matt is the one candidate in the field who can beat Fred Upton in November. Matt’s public health approach when it comes to making decisions and shaping policy is what the 6th district and Washington need to end the partisan bickering that we are seeing today. With Congressman Fred Upton being the incumbent in November we need a candidate who can draw a contrast with Congressman Upton on the issues, Matt is the candidate who can hold Congressman Upton accountable on his health care vote, the Republican tax plan vote, and Upton’s increasingly poor environmental record”, said Toerne.

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.