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What is Michigan Rising Action?

Michigan Rising Action is focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, free enterprise, strong national security, and shaping the public policy debate in Michigan. We hold liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable, fact-checking left-wing politicians whose policies would push the state in the wrong direction, and ensuring citizens have the most accurate, up-to-date information to drive a balanced policy conversation.

Eric Ventimiglia

Eric Ventimiglia

Executive Director

Eric Ventimiglia is a political strategist with over a decade of political and government experience at the state and federal level. Ventimiglia most recently served under Secretary Perdue at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and worked under Secretary DeVos at the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, Ventimiglia worked in the Michigan House of Representatives and managed numerous state house campaigns. Ventimiglia got his start in politics interning for Congresswoman Candice Miller.

Dylan Wernholm

Dylan Wernholm

Communications Director

Dylan Wernholm brings years of policy and political experience to the role, having served on numerous campaigns in addition to his years as a staffer in the Michigan House of Representatives. Wernholm interned for John James’ first Senate run and later served as Field Director for Congressman Mike Bishop’s campaign in 2018. Since November of 2018, Wernholm worked for State Representative Beth Griffin in several capacities, including Legislative Director and campaign manager for the 2020 election.

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