David Hecker, President of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan (AFT) has announced their endorsement of John Cherry in his run for State Representative in the 49th House District. The 49th District includes the cities of Mt. Morris, Flushing and Swartz Creek, a portion of the City of Flint, Flint Township and Mt. Morris Township.

“I greatly appreciate the support of the AFT. My parents and grandparents encouraged me to get an education and made sure I was ready to learn when I arrived at school in the morning. Not all families are as fortunate and it falls on our teachers to step in and not only prepare lesson plans and teach, but to make sure other student needs are met before the school day commences. Educators have been given so much more to do for our students and families than in the past and they have been appreciated less and less. As teachers support our children, so do we need to give better support to our teachers. I want to make
sure we address both of these areas when I represent the 49th District.” Remarked John Cherry. “I look forward to working with the members of AFT.”