FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 6th, 2023
Detroit, MI — Today, Hill Harper, candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, proudly announces the endorsement of Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, a dedicated and lifelong public servant who has led Michigan’s most populous and diverse county with a steadfast hand and a heart for the people.
“Hill Harper has the vision and the commitment that Michigan needs in the U.S. Senate,” stated Executive Evans. “His career, spanning from impactful storytelling to active social advocacy, shows a dedication to the betterment of society that is both inspiring and essential in today’s political landscape. Hill understands the challenges Michiganders face and is prepared to address them head-on. He has my full endorsement.”
In response to the endorsement, Hill Harper expressed his gratitude, saying, “Receiving the endorsement of Executive Warren C. Evans is an honor that touches the very core of my commitment to public service. His exceptional ability to navigate Wayne County through fiscal challenges and his heartfelt dedication to our community in times of crisis are sources of deep inspiration to me. His leadership—rooted in empathy, integrity, and resilience—reflects the values I hold dear and the approach I pledge to bring to the U.S. Senate. I am moved by his trust in my vision for a future where prosperity and justice are possible for all Michiganders, and it’s a future we will build together, guided by the hopes and needs of our people.”
With a career that began in 1970 as a Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy, Executive Evans has long been one of the most popular public officials in the state. He was first elected County Executive in 2014, defeating a 3-term incumbent. His effective leadership resulted in landslide reelections, winning over 70% of the vote in both 2018 and 2022. In 2022 the Wayne County Airport Authority honored his years of service by renaming DTW’s North Terminal as the Warren Cleage Evans Terminal.
This endorsement marks a significant moment in Hill Harper’s campaign, signaling a strong alignment in vision and values with one of Michigan’s most respected leaders. As Harper advances his bid for the U.S. Senate, this support exemplifies his dedication to serving the needs and aspirations of all Michiganders.
ABOUT HILL HARPER
With a multifaceted career spanning from activism, entrepreneurship, writing and acting, Hill Harper has devoted his platform to advocating for social justice, educational access, and economic empowerment. His Senate campaign stands as a manifestation of his lifelong commitment to uplifting communities, confronting systemic inequalities, and driving tangible, impactful change.