compiled by Brad Forrester
NORML & Wikipedia
January 21, 2018
Paul Mitchell moved to Michigan’s 10th congressional district in 2015 to run for the House of Representatives in that district, following Candice Miller’s decision not to run for reelection. He won the primary, defeating Phil Pavlov and Alan Sanborn. Mitchell won the general election, defeating Frank Accavitti 63% to 32%.
Michigan’s 10th congressional district includes most of Michigan’s Thumb. It consists of all of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Sanilac counties, as well as most of northern Macomb County and eastern Tuscola County.
NORML has not given Congressman Mitchell a grade because he hasn’t had the opportunity to cast any votes on cannabis legislation, but Michigan NORML gives Rep. Mitchell a grade of D. We based our grade on Mitchell’s previous position as Chairman with an organization called Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition does not support cannabis reforms, and in fact, they denounce cannabis even for medical purposes. In 2015, the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Florida opposed Amendment 2, that states medical marijuana law that passed by 71% -29%! Last August at the Georgia Republican Assembly convention, David Baker, Executive Director of Faith & Freedom Coalition of Georgia, used his allotted time in a panel discussion entitled “Social Conservatism In Georgia” to press forth the groups positions on medical marijuana reform in Georgia. In a segment that began with the question “How many people here like George Soros?” which was then followed up by the question “So, you wouldn’t want to help him and other left-wing billionaires fund things like he’s done over the past twenty-five years have given millions and millions of dollars to the Marijuana Policy Project, the goal of which is to get marijuana on ballot initiatives in states all across the country in order to legalize it, and this is where the money is coming from.”
Rep. Mitchell needs to hear from cannabis consumers in Michigan’s 10th congressional district NOW! You can send him a respectful email from this link:
A friendly visit his District office also makes a big impression. Again, always stay respectful! Mitchell’s District office is located at:
YOUR MAIN MESSAGE TO Rep. Mitchell should be:
Please co-sponsor HR 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, and the Marijuana Justice Act, to protect the 300,000 patients enrolled in Michigan’s medical marijuana program.
Please also take 5 minutes to visit the NORML Action Center and contact your U.S. representatives: