Jobs are still the biggest issue for Commerce, West Bloomfield, and Wixom. As a small business owner, I know what is necessary to grow our economy and create jobs. Fewer entrepreneurs are willing to start out on their own as a result of “red tape” and unnecessary government regulation. This is worrisome, because small businesses create 70 percent of the jobs in this country and are the life blood of our economy — particularly in Oakland County. If elected your State Representative, I will work to reduce regulatory barriers on small business owners, create incentives for companies to invest in the state of Michigan, and ensure strong economic growth.
Ensuring the safety of our citizens is key to the success of every community. I have worked as a prosecuting attorney in Wayne County as well as for the Department of Justice. I developed a keen understanding of how the law works and how to keep the public safe. I will work to safeguard the jobs and budgets of the police force, fire departments, prosecutor’s offices, and other first responders in order to ensure a safe and prosperous community. This commitment to public safety has earned me the endorsement of Oakland County Sherriff Michael Bouchard.
Public education is critical not only to the success of Commerce Township, West Bloomfield, and Wixom, but to the state of Michigan as a whole. The funding of K-12 and higher education needs to be a top priority in Lansing. However, it is important to make sure that the money is being spent in classrooms benefiting students instead of on excessive administrative costs or bloated benefits that don’t coincide with the private sector. If elected State Representative of the 39th District, I will provide a strong voice for education and will fight for every dollar to help our local schools, but more importantly, our local students.
In today’s day and age, men and women elected to higher office and sent to Lansing often forget who sent them there: YOU. As your State Representative, I pledge to always be available to my constituents. I will periodically host town halls and coffee hours in the 39th District. These will be open to the public and will offer an opportunity for you to have your voice heard and your concerns addressed. In addition, I will have dedicated office hours in Lansing and in the District to meet with residents. Finally, I pledge to post updates of my voting record and what is going on in Lansing on my social media network. This will provide you with a real time update of how I’m representing you and allow you to give immediate feedback on the issues.