Priorities

Working for a Prosperous Middle Class

Genesee County was the birthplace of the American Middle Class. The struggles in Genesee County reflect the challenges that the Middle Class has been facing across the Country. In Michigan we need to build a better ladder to the Middle Class and put in some safety railings. We can start by investing more in our crumbling infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure not only provides good paying jobs to those building and maintaining it, it also improves the economy as a whole by facilitating private business investment. To help individuals achieve a better standard of living we need to improve the pathway to a skilled-trades education and eventually a job. We also need to make higher education more affordable for everyone who wishes to pursue a career that requires University training.

Strong communities require ample resources for public safety, community schools, blight reduction, and other local services. Here in Genesee County we have seen reductions in services in our local communities despite the best work of our local leaders. This is often a consequence of State reductions in funding to local communities. Legislative games and gimmicks has resulted in the diversion of dollars from our school aid fund, resulting in less dollars going to classrooms. We need to prioritize funding to local communities that deliver the services that are most fundamental to our citizens.

Building Stronger Communities

Working for
Families

A community that values families is one that builds the foundations of long term prosperity. We should ensure that all of our kids receive the resources, services, and support that they need to develop into responsible adults who give back to the community. Families are stronger when parents can give the love and attention their children need as newborns. When our elders retire, they still have much to contribute to our families and community. A safe environment with access to transportation are vital to maintaining quality of life and involvement in the community.

Healthy citizens and a healthy environment make Michigan a better place to live. As an Industrial State, Michigan has numerous locations that have been contaminated with substances that create a risk to human health. Cleaning up these sites is important to the future success of our communities. Additionally, we need to protect the healthcare our citizens have and ensure those without healthcare receive it in the future.

Building a
Healthy State

Working for a Prosperous
Middle Class

Genesee County was the birthplace of the American Middle Class. The struggles in Genesee County reflect the challenges that the Middle Class has been facing across the Country. In Michigan we need to build a better ladder to the Middle Class and put in some safety railings. We can start by investing more in our crumbling infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure not only provides good paying jobs to those building and maintaining it, it also improves the economy as a whole by facilitating private business investment. To help individuals achieve a better standard of living we need to improve the pathway to a skilled-trades education and eventually a job. We also need to make higher education more affordable for everyone who wishes to pursue a career that requires University training.

Building Stronger
Communities

Strong communities require ample resources for public safety, community schools, blight reduction, and other local services. Here in Genesee County we have seen reductions in services in our local communities despite the best work of our local leaders. This is often a consequence of State reductions in funding to local communities. Legislative games and gimmicks has resulted in the diversion of dollars from our school aid fund, resulting in less dollars going to classrooms. We need to prioritize funding to local communities that deliver the services that are most fundamental to our citizens.

Working for
Families

A community that values families is one that builds the foundations of long term prosperity. We should ensure that all of our kids receive the resources, services, and support that they need to develop into responsible adults who give back to the community. Families are stronger when parents can give the love and attention their children need as newborns. When our elders retire, they still have much to contribute to our families and community. A safe environment with access to transportation are vital to maintaining quality of life and involvement in the community.

Building a
Healthy State

Healthy citizens and a healthy environment make Michigan a better place to live. As an Industrial State, Michigan has numerous locations that have been contaminated with substances that create a risk to human health. Cleaning up these sites is important to the future success of our communities. Additionally, we need to protect the healthcare our citizens have and ensure those without healthcare receive it in the future.