Thank you for taking a moment to visit my campaign web site. It has truly been an honor to represent you in the Michigan House of Representatives over the past two years.
As a graduate of Rochester Community Schools and a 26 year resident of Rochester Hills, I have a passion to serve the area that has given me so much. I am running for re-election to the State House because I have the knowledge and experience to continue to make a difference for the 45th House District. I have devoted my career to public service. In addition to my service on the Rochester Hills City Council from 2007-2014, I served for over nine years as a staff person in State Government. In conjunction with my private sector business experience, I have the passion, knowledge and background to continue Michigan’s Recovery.
During my first term, I have served as the Vice Chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee and the House Government Operations Committee, in addition to serving on the House committees on Energy, Insurance and Tax Policy. I have focused on finding solutions to local issues in Lansing – specifically Oil and Gas Drilling (House Bill 4260) and Gravel Road speed limits (House Bill 4067). What I learned while serving on City Council is that Lansing prescribes one-size-fits-all approaches to complex issues where there are differences between urban and rural parts of our state.
I have also focused on government reform and transparency by introducing legislation to move Michigan to a Part-Time legislature (House Joint Resolution E), introducing legislation to end Unfunded Mandates (House Bill 4754), and co-sponsoring legislation to open the executive and legislative branches to FOIA (House Bills 5469-5478). During my first year, I am proud to be the author of three Public Acts signed into law: PA 141, 211 and 216. There were over 650 record roll call votes taken in 2015 and I did not miss a vote.
I would like to continue to bring that experience and our Rochester area values to Lansing as your State Representative. Michigan is recovering from the Lost Decade. I want to be a part of that continued recovery. My candidacy will focus on ways that we can work together to move our state forward.
I remain committed to the community that I grew up in, that I went to school in and that my wife and I call home. I hope to earn your vote on Tuesday, August 2nd.