Matt Longjohn wins Michigan 6th District primary in 4-way race

KALAMAZOO, MI — Matt Longjohn is the Democratic Party’s choice to face U.S. Rep. Fred Upton for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District in November. Longjohn earned 22,077 votes, followed by George Franklin, 17,222, David Benac, 12,681, and Rich Eichholz, 7,596, according to unofficial results. The mood was celebratory at his campaign watch party in Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in downtown Kalamazoo, […]

6th U.S. House Democrat Primary: Matt Longjohn will face Fred Upton in Nov. election

Matt Longjohn beat out three other Democrats to run against longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton in the race for the U.S. 6th Congressional District seat in November. Longjohn told his supporters Tuesday night, “this is just the end of the beginning.” A doctor and former public health official, Longjohn campaigned heavily on healthcare […]

Longjohn Wins 6th District Democratic Primary

A Kalamazoo-area physician hopes to do something in November that no other Democrat has: unseat long-time Congressman Fred Upton. Matt Longjohn easily defeated three other Democrats in Tuesday’s primary in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Longjohn addressed cheering supporters at a victory party as a torrential rainstorm started in downtown Kalamazoo. Health care was one of the issues […]

Matt Longjohn wins crowded Democratic ticket; will take on Fred Upton for 6th District U.S. House seat

KALAMAZOO — Standing on a makeshift stage inside Bell’s Brewery in downtown Kalamazoo, Matt Longjohn excitedly addressed his crowd of supporters as his victory in the Tuesday, Aug.7, primary was showcased on a large projector screen. The 46-year-old Democrat referred to his party nomination as the beginning of the “Blue Wave” movement in Michigan, as […]

Michigan doctors are taking their medical experience to the campaign trail

Up until last year, running for a major political office had never really crossed emergency room doctor Rob Davidson’s mind. “I never was like, ‘Hey, I want to run for Congress some day,’” Davidson said. “I was happily a doctor, a dad and a school board member, and that was going to be my biography.” […]

314 Endorses Matt Longjohn for Congress

Portage- Physician, national public health leader, and Democratic candidate for Congress, Dr. Matt Longjohn announced an endorsement by 314 Action, a political organization that works to elect pro-science and STEM candidates across the country.   “I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of 314 Action, which represents the interests of more than 400,000 people who […]

Paul Clements endorses Matt Longjohn’s campaign for Congress

Matt Longjohn is the best hope to defeat Fred Upton     Portage- Physician, national public health leader, and Democratic candidate for Congress, Dr. Matt Longjohn has announced that two-time candidate and the liberal lion of the 6th district endorses Matt Longjohn’s campaign for Congress.     “Matt Longjohn is now the candidate for Michigan’s […]

Matt Longjohn, doctor and nationally recognized public health leader, endorsed by Portage Mayor Patricia Randall in Congressional Primary

Mayor Patricia Randall  endorses Matt Longjohn in Congressional Primary Portage, MI- Dr. Matt Longjohn, a physician and the former National Health Officer for the YMCA, today announced that Portage Mayor Patricia Randall has endorsed his campaign for Congress in the Democratic primary.   “Today, I am endorsing a longtime friend, Matt Longjohn, in his bid […]

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. […]

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 […]