The Michigan Education Association (MEA), representing 140,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees throughout Michigan, endorsed Nate Shannon for State Representative in Michigan’s 25th District today.“Nate is an educator, so we know he understands the needs of students and teachers and we trust he will fight for them in Lansing,” said Utica Education Association President and MEA Board Member Liza Parkinson. “We are thrilled to have an educator running for a House seat and look forward to working collaboratively to improve Michigan’s public schools.”Shannon is an MEA member and a high school economics, government and history teacher for L’Anse Creuse Public Schools in Clinton Township. Growing up with two parents who were dedicated educators, Shannon learned the importance of public education early. When elected, Shannon will prioritize public education and will work to ensure all educators receive respectable pay, a fair pension and adequate classroom resources. “In Michigan, we are not doing enough for our teachers and students,” Shannon said. “As a public school teacher, I’ve seen how educators are underappreciated and repeatedly put on the back burner by Lansing politicians. I’m eager to fight hand-in-hand with the MEA to ensure Michigan’s education system is one that respects teachers and supports the needs of our students.”The Michigan Education Association joins the Sterling Heights Police Officers Association, Sterling Heights Fire Fighters 1557, Warren Fire Fighters Local 1383, Warren Police Officers Association, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, State Rep. Henry Yanez, Rep. John Chirkun, Rep. Patrick Green, Plumbers Local 98, UNITE HERE Local 24 and UA Local 363 to endorse Shannon for State Representative.For more information please visit www.NateForStateRep.com.