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Endorsements

"Alyshia is a true progressive with the background and frontline experience in both policing and social work that we need to achieve meaningful criminal justice system reform."

Rep. Andy Levin

Former U.S. Congressman — Michigan's 9th District

Dylan Wegela

State Representative — MI-26

Sam Riddle

J.D. (UM), Political Director, Michigan National Action Network

"Alyshia Dyer will make Washtenaw County safer while protecting people and the U.S. Constitution."

Me'Chelle King

Ypsilanti City Council — Ward One

Laura Sanders

Dexter Township Trustee, Therapist, and Immigrant Rights Advocate

Dave DeVarti

Washtenaw Community College Trustee

Eric Roberts

Candidate for Lodi Township Clerk

"Alyshia is the only candidate that will end Reid training i.e. lying to coerce false confessions. I fully support her transformative vision for criminal justice reform."

Zackariah Farah

Ann Arbor Renters Commission Chair

Kathy Griswold

Former Ann Arbor City Council Member, Social Worker

Jack Wagner

President, Michigan Justice Advocacy

Yodit Mesfin Johnson

Founder — YMJ & Associates

Sue Hadden

Ann Arbor InDivisible for Democracy Co-Leader, Precinct Delegate, Retired RN

“Alyshia is the only candidate who has the critical combination of experience as a Deputy Sheriff on road patrol and is a licensed social worker with a Masters in public policy. Alyshia's experience will bring transparency and accountability citizens deserve.“

Sheriff Susan Hutson

First African-American Female Sheriff in Louisiana, National Oversight Expert

Stacey Doyle, LMSW

Social Worker

Tad Wysor

Local Community Organizer and Union Leader

Leaha Skylar Dotson

Environmental and Community Activist

Jason Towler

Board Chair — Washtenaw Co. Community Action, American Fed. of Teachers Organizer

Ken Scott

Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police, Law Enforcement National Leader

Sonya Alvarado

American Fed. of Teachers (AFT/AFL-CIO) MI Field Representative

Christina Montague

First African-American Chair of Washtenaw Co. Board of Commissioners, Business Leader

Mark Hergott

Community Leader

“Alyshia Dyer is the real deal.”

Ronnell Johnson

Washtenaw County Exoneree and Community Leader

"Alyshia Dyer stands with people harmed by the legal system and also cares about our officers well-being and knows what it is like to be a first responder. Alyshia is rooted in the community and I am honored to endorse her to be our next Sheriff.”

Maia Hudson

Community Leader

"She’s been on the street working with all of the community and has always been there to protect it and to right the wrongs. Her experience and integrity will ensure we have a Sheriff’s Office that we can trust.”

Yuli Wu

Educator and Mental Health Advocate

“Washtenaw County needs Dyer for her passion and love of this county along with her experience as a therapist and road patrol deputy.”

Dan Ezekiel

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Darwin Griffin

Community Leader and Radio Show Host

Ken Nixon

Exoneree, CEO, & Justice Activist

Kenyatta Rashon

Ypsilanti High Alumnus & R&B Artist

Angela Amison

Legal Doula & Advocate

"My only choice for Sheriff is Alyshia Dyer. She will put people first. As an officer her record speaks for itself."

Bob King

Former International President - UAW

"Alyshia is the only candidate that has actually worked as a patrol officer at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office, and has stood side by side with union and community activists for years. She has what it takes to implement meaningful reform, and root out any corruption. Women leaders in law enforcement reduce brutality and offer more compassion. I am behind Alyshia 100 percent."

Diane Goldstein

Retired Lieutenant,
National Drug Policy Expert

"Alyshia has been a great advocate nationally on drug policy reform and has the experience necessary to lead. Her ten years experience combined with her work in policy and social work are excellent combinations for our next Sheriff."

Desiraé Simmons

Ypsilanti City Council — Ward Three

Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti

Minister

"In an era of re-imagining local law enforcement - prioritizing preventative community care and relationship over punitive incarceration - Washtenaw County needs a Sheriff whose progressive values are fully in alignment with the people of our county. Alyshia Dyer is that candidate. Vote Dyer and help make sure that the majority of Washtenaw County's funding, which goes to the Sheriff's Office, reflects your progressive, community-oriented values."

Jason Moore

Trustee, Lincoln Consolidated Schools Board of Education

Adam Cecil

National Assoc. of Social Workers - MI Region 10 Board Representative

Jacinda Townsend Gides

Former Ann Arbor School Board President

Renee Curtis

Fmr. President - MI Nurses Association/UM Professional Nurse Council

Nick Roumel

Civil Rights Attorney

Christina Lirones

Former Pittsfield Township Clerk and Treasurer

Alex Thomas

Ypsilanti Twp. Advocate, Chair of Ypsi NICE

Gwenyth Hayes, LMSW

Local Musician, Social Worker

Hedieh Briggs

Community Activist

Ashley Shukait

Harm Reductionist, Public Health Professional

"Alyshia is the only cop I trust."

Charles Degryse

Huron River Watershed Council Board Member

Leah Mills-Chapman

Mental Health Professional, LMSW

“After working with Alyshia Dyer on cases where humanity needed to be seen and honored, I wholeheartedly know that she is not pretending to care about people…elevating a person-first approach is an integral part of her character. And once elected for WC Sheriff, I believe she will integrate that into the fibers of the office”.

Jeremy Lapham

Nurse Practitioner

Will Garcia

Fmr. AFSCME 2733 Unit A Chair, Fmr. Huron Valley DSA Co-Chair

Floki Ivey

Teacher and Community Leader

Elisa Guyton

Friends in Deed, Dir. of Development and Communications

Emy Deshotel

Mental Health Advocate

Lauren Sargent

Community Organizer, Retired Psychologist

Jamie Lowell

Cannabis Activist and Business Leader

Jeremiah Richardson

Former Deputy, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Marvin Cotton Jr.

Exoneree, CEO, Better Not Broken LLC

Feliziana Meyer

Former Pittsfield Twp. Clerk

Arthur Thomas

Community Activist

"The Washtenaw Sheriff's office has been around for decades; it's past time we had a female Sheriff."

Ed Steinman

Volunteer Tutor — Washtenaw County Jail

"What sets Alyshia apart is her ten years of police and investigative experience. We need a Sheriff who has actually done the job. She has experience leading community organizations and has two advanced degrees from UM in policy and social work as well as a leadership certificate from the Ross School of Business. Her insight will lead to increased safety and improved restorative justice.”

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