“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.