I am honored to serve the 31st District in the Michigan Senate and proud to be a part of the team that is reinventing Michigan with common sense conservative values.
In 2010, I said it was time for our state’s leaders to make the tough decisions to get Michigan back on track. I promised to roll up my sleeves and get to work representing your values and your voice in Lansing to help make this happen.
I wanted to make Michigan a place where my five kids and twenty grandkids could live, work and raise a family if they chose, like my generation was able to do.
Because of bold leadership, Michigan is on track to lead the nation once again.
- Our budget has been balanced responsibly and early 4 years in a row because we forced the state to live within its means. Our state’s credit ratings and outlooks have all been upgraded because of restored confidence in our financial credibility.
- We eliminated the job-killing Michigan Business Tax, replaced double taxation with a flat and fair corporate tax, reined in government regulators and strengthened Michigan agriculture, our economy’s second largest industry. Michigan ranks #1 in the nation for recovery from the Great Recession, has created over 250,000 private sector jobs since 2011 and leads the nation in manufacturing job creation.
- We made Michigan a good place to live, work and raise a family. Personal income growth is at its strongest level in a decade. Population is now increasing. Home sales and values are on the rise.
I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished but our work is not finished. We can’t afford to turn back the clock in 2014. Your values and your voice are needed more than ever before in Lansing and I look forward to your continued support.