(Detroit, MI) – One of the candidates for City Council in Detroit, Michigan, is choosing to meet ethical standards that are higher than requirements the law sets.
Gabriela Santiago-Romero is actively disclosing all of her campaign finances, which goes beyond what Michigan election law requires. Santiago-Romero also achieved the goal of raising donations from a significantly higher proportion of homes in her district than politicians usually do.
Meeting this higher standard has earned Santiago-Romero the endorsement of Trailblazers PAC, the national, nonpartisan organization supporting candidates for county or municipal level office who take proven action for honest government.
“I’m proud to be endorsed by Trailblazers PAC and be one of the Trailblazers who give power back to the voters by getting dirty money out of politics,” said Gabriela Santiago-Romero, candidate for Detroit City Council (District 6) in the November 2, 2021 election. ““Trust, transparency, and service are the three pillars of our campaign.”
Trailblazers PAC focuses exclusively on candidates running for office at the local (not state or federal) level, works with candidates of any political party, and will endorse on both sides of a given race if each candidate achieves the criteria. Candidates must also stand for honest government which upholds the U.S. Constitution and respects the dignity of all people.
“Gabriela Santiago-Romero is just what Detroit needs: a true Trailblazer who leads with trust, engagement, and transparency,” said Lesli Sagan, Trailblazers PAC Executive Board member and the organization’s mentor to Tannenbaum. “I am so proud to endorse her, and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes.”
Unlike most political organizations, Trailblazers PAC places candidates who apply into an intensive mentorship and training program. With approximately 250 candidates across the country in mentorship over the years, about a quarter have achieved endorsement, earning the title, “Trailblazer.” Even mentored candidates who do not get all the way to endorsement emerge as leaders committed to honest government, with strength to run winning campaigns.
Now in its fifth year, Trailblazers PAC has reached millions of voters by mentoring county and municipal-level candidates in eighteen states across the country. The organization only endorses and donates to candidates running in contested elections, and since 2017, over 65% of these candidates have won their elections. To learn more about Trailblazers PAC, watch this one-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?