FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Livingston County GOP Claims Devin Steele is Attempting to Steal Township Clerk Seat
The Livingston County Republican Party’s Executive Committee recently passed a resolution, with unanimous support, opposing Devin Steele’s campaign for Green Oak Charter Township Clerk.
Steele filed to run for clerk in May of this year, alarming citizens after it was revealed he had filed to run as a Republican. Known throughout local political circles for his dedication to a host of liberal causes and politicians, public records confirm he has donated no fewer than 39 times to Democratic candidates and committees, including: Dana Nessel, Gretchen Whitmer, Jocelyn Benson, Matthew Miller, the Livingston County Democrat Party and the Michigan House Democrat Caucus. Steele also donated at least 58 times through ACTBLUE, a national Democrat networking fundraising organization with his latest recorded donation this past December. In contrast, he has not donated to a single Republican candidate, committee, caucus fund, or Republican county party.
“If Mr. Steele had an awakening, it most likely occurred when he reviewed previous election results and realized his brand of progressive politics does not match up with the people of Green Oak Charter Township. Futhermore, if he believes he will be able to bamboozle voters, he is sorely mistaken” said Meghan Reckling, Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party. “Devin Steele is no Republican, and we intend to make sure voters know this fact.”
Devin Steele’s social media page also shows support for candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Debbie Stabenow, and Gretchen Whitmer – all three of whom were defeated by large margins in the area he wishes to serve.
“The Republicans in Green Oak Townships deserve to have a candidate who represents their values, not a wolf in sheep's clothing and we intend to make sure they have clear choice to make in August next year,” said Reckling.
Click here to read the full resolution passed by the LCRP Executive Committee.
Resolution 2019-001: Resolution in Opposition to Devin Steele's Campaign for Green Oak Charter Township Clerk
LIVINGSTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO MR. DEVIN STEELE'S CAMPAIGN FOR GREEN OAK CHARTER TOWNSHIP CLERK
WHEREAS, on May 16, 2019, Mr. Devin Steele filed to run for Green Oak Charter Township Clerk as a Republican.
WHEREAS, Mr. Steele has donated at least 39 times to State Level Democrat Candidate Committees including those of Dana Nessel, Gretchen Whitmer, Jocelyn Benson, Matthew Miller, the Livingston County Democrat Party, and the Michigan House Democrats while donating to zero Republican Committees.
WHEREAS, Mr. Steele has donated 58 times to ACTBLUE, a national Democrat networking fundraising organization with his latest recorded donation in December of 2018 while donating to zero Republican Candidate Committees, caucus funds or Republican county party.
WHEREAS, Mr. Steele, on his Facebook profile page, showed support for the candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Debbie Stabenow, and Hillary Clinton.
WHEREAS, all Livingston County and Township officials except two in 2016 were elected as Republicans; the majority of Livingston County voters support our local Republican values of limited government, personal responsibility, and fiscal responsibility. Mr. Steele’s record proves he does not share our values nor support the Republican Party’s platform, although he wishes to run under our party’s name.
WHEREAS, based upon Mr. Steele’s public donation record and his public support of past candidates, the Livingston County Republican Party Executive Committee believes Mr. Steele is a young progressive Democrat seeking election to public office. The Livingston County Republican Party Executive Committee also believes Mr. Steele has decided to seek the nomination as a Republican because past election results show that the Republican nominee will most likely win the general election.
THEREFORE, it is resolved, by a majority vote of the members of the Livingston County Republican Executive Committee, the Livingston County Republican Party formally opposes Mr. Devin Steele in his effort to be nominated as a Republican for the office of Green Oak Charter Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Livingston County Republican Executive Committee directs the Chairman of the Livingston County Republican Party to 1) make our position publically known promptly, 2) publicly oppose the campaign of Mr. Devin Steele for Green Oak Charter Township Clerk, and 3) ensure a real Republican files for the Republican nomination for Green Oak Charter Township Clerk.
Dated this 19th day of July 2019.
By Order of the Members of the Livingston County Republican Executive Committee
Meghan Reckling, Chair
Livingston County Republican Committee