AAPAC fires up voters, honors state leaders at annual gala

DEARBORN — Following the organization’s 17th annual banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 22, members of the Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) voted to endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. Both Schauer and Gov. Rick Snyder had sought AAPAC’s endorsement.
The dinner took place at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center.

AAPAC announced its endorsements for all other offices in the Nov. 4 election two weeks ago, but opted to wait until after the annual banquet before making a decision about the governor’s race.
Schauer spoke at the event. Gov. Snyder had also been invited, but did not attend. Instead, Michael Zimmer, acting director for the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, addressed the crowd on his behalf.