MICHIGAN'S 23RD DISTRICT

Issues

Infrastructure

1.)  MDOT must consistently inspect and follow up on completed road projects and ensure contractors correct deficiencies before warranties expire. 

2.) Ensure the proper allocation of funds.  While Michigan ranks in the bottom third of the 50 states for total spending per mile of state-owned roads, we must be sure it is spent properly. 

3.) I strongly oppose the Governor’s $.45 gas tax hike. Much of the funding was not earmarked for road projects. Our roads should be viewed as a living thing. Instead of implementing plans to fix them all at once, we should prioritize funding for consistent maintenance.  

Healthcare

Let's limit government bureaucracy and begin putting patients first. Expanding access, increasing quality and reducing costs should be of utmost importance. Given the current health care crisis, I support healthcare professionals being able to treat patients across State lines. Pharmacists should be given expanded capability to aid patients with general health and wellness efforts. Nurses should be able to provide services to patients with less oversight from doctors. 

Senior Citizens

While many people, including my opponent, talk about it, I will join and, if necessary, lead the growing number of Representatives who support the eliminate of the Pension Tax.

Education

Coming soon. 

Education

Coming soon. 

Infrastructure

Michigan roads need help. I don’t believe a .45 cent gas tax is the way to pay for them. Instead, we need to re-evaluate our thinking on how we fund and build our roads. We must cut wasteful spending in areas of our state budget and redirect those funds to fixing our roads. I will fight against Governor Whitmer’s $3.5 million reckless bond plan. 

Healthcare

Let's limit government bureaucracy and begin putting patients first. Expanding access, increasing quality and reducing costs should be of utmost importance. Given the current health care crisis, I support healthcare professionals being able to treat patients across State lines. Pharmacists should be given expanded capability to aid patients with general health and wellness efforts. Nurses should be able to provide services to patients with less oversight from doctors. 

Senior Citizens

Our senior citizen population is growing and the need for specialized services are increasing. We must provide the best support possible. Seniors have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, and our Governor has failed to protect our most vulnerable. As your State Representative, I will stand up for our senior citizens

 

While many people, including my opponent, talk about it, I will join and, if necessary, lead the growing number of Representatives who support the eliminate of the Pension Tax.

Education

We must ensure that all students are provided an opportunity to succeed.  If a student wants to enter a skilled trade, or attend college, we must assist them in achieving their goals. I believe skilled trades are the cornerstone of a strong economy, and I will fight to restore educational programs in public schools, to bring back our skilled trades. 

I will also support more local control for our schools. Local community leaders know and understand our schools' needs far better than bureaucrats in Lansing or Washington DC. Michigan cannot be great without great schools, which is why I want to improve the quality of our local schools.

Environment

Michigan’s greatest natural resource is our Great Lakes. I will fight to ensure the quality of our state’s valuable natural water resources and will hold polluters accountable by enacting common sense regulation that protects our environment. The 23rd District’s economy is built on manufacturing, and I believe we should have action plans in place to monitor air and soil quality to safeguard our community’s health, yet maintain a strong partnership with our business leaders to build a thriving economy.  

Workforce

Our state is primed with so much talent and opportunity. With the right approach in Lansing, I believe we can quickly and safely bounce back from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. Elected Officials must work for us, not personally profit at the expense of taxpayers.

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