Michigan, Michigan Democrats — October 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Michigan State Rep. Sam Singh named a top pro-growth progressive leader


This is the kind of leadership Michigan — and America — needs more of.

Let’s have a round of applause for State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), who was selected as one of twelve rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL. This national network is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Representative Singh’s efforts to launch a technology business incubator that connects entrepreneurs with training and local university researchers to create new jobs.

Governor O’Malley had this to say:

Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the bottom up, where innovative leaders like Sam Singh are developing and testing their ideas out on the ground.

In communities throughout the country, rising state and local leaders such as Sam Singh are proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive, said Senator Begich. “The NewDEAL is designed to foster these types of ideas and these types of leaders.”

Representative Singh expressed his gratitude for the honor.

I am proud to be recognized by the NewDEAL for my work to support entrepreneurism and economic development during my time at the City of East Lansing and with the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan. I’m looking forward to working with the NewDEAL to share ideas and best practices that strengthen Michigan communities.

Singh is currently featured on the NewDEAL’s interactive website. He joins Representative Jim Townsend, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter, and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling as the fourth NewDEAL Leader from Michigan.