On March 8, 2016, voters in Michigan will head to the polls for their chance to vote on who should earn the right to run for president. In the past, the DeVos family has endorsed a variety of candidates. After Jeb Bush dropped out of the race, the DeVos family is endorsing Marco Rubio. The family is well-known for their political donations and has even been referenced in the popular Netflix series House of Cards which he weighs in on here: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/dick_devos_weighs_in_on_house.html. This candidate won neighboring Minnesota on Super Tuesday and has a very good chance of winning Florida on March 5. In fact, Rubio”s chances in many of the remaining elections. Many of the remaining contests are closed to voters that are already registered Republicans. This should turn support away from front runner Donald Trump. Many are also starting to favor a Rubio- Cruz ticket.
The voice of Dick DeVos carries a lot of weight in Michigan where he has run for Governor in the past. It also matters because of the goodwill that Dick DeVos generates by hiring people in Michigan through his family’s company Amway, which you can read more about in this MLIVE exclusive article.
Most of all, many people in Michigan feel positive toward him because of the amount of money he and his wife have blessed others by giving them. His foundation gives away thousands of dollars each year. While some of the money supports causes across the United States, the majority of the money stays in Michigan.
Still others who have never met Dick personally respect him because of his book. Within the book, he calls for a return of America to the values this country was founded on including putting family first, faith and helping others when possible.
Learn more about Dick by connecting with him on LinkedIn.