Issues

Jobs are Job #1

My number one priority as your State Representative is to get Michigan back to work. I will work to create an environment that will get our community and people throughout Michigan back to work and help reignite our economy after the impact of COVID-19 and Governor Whitmer’s overly restrictive lock-down. We need a commonsense plan in place to address any future pandemics that incorporate a safe/unsafe approach instead of essential/non-essential, effective safety protocols in place where necessary, and a regional application of measures enacted based on science

A decade of Conservative Republican Leadership in Michigan brought our state out of the Lost Decade and back into prosperity. As your State Representative I will continue to build on the economic policies that have helped Michiganders prosper throughout our state.

Law Enforcement

I understand the importance of backing our heroic men and women of law enforcement. Their jobs are too dangerous and difficult to be worrying about the defund efforts from our Governor. I will fight in Lansing to stop these radical leftist ideas and to restore funding and justice to our law enforcement officers. Former Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma, current Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young, and Police Officers Association of Michigan have put their trust in me to get the job done! I will continue to fight for our men and women in uniform. 

Common Sense Conservatism

As a commonsense conservative, I will work to create a smaller, more efficient government that prioritizes the hardworking taxpayers over bureaucrats and corporations and ensure fiscally conservative policies are enacted in the state legislature.

Pro-Life

I am 100% pro-life and will defend life from conception to death.

Religious Freedom

No government has the authority to force an individual to violate their religious beliefs. As your State Representative, I will fight any attempt by the government to infringe on our right to religious freedom.

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Pro-Second Amendment

“…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” 

– Second Amendment to the US Constitution

I am an avid supporter of the right to keep and bear arms and take to heart the words written in the United States Constitution and our Michigan Constitution. I understand the need for guns for both protection and recreation. Coming from a family of avid hunters and as a supporter of personal protection, I will fight any attempt to infringe on our right to bear arms.

Clean Drinking Water and Environment

As a conservative and an outdoorsman, conservation is important to me. I will protect and preserve our wildlife, lakes, and rivers for responsible recreation today and for future generations. Further, I will work with the legislature to ensure local communities have the clean drinking water that all residents deserve.

 

Roads and Infrastructure

Michigan’s infrastructure has been a looming challenge for decades, and for far too long, politicians looked at short term solutions to solve the problem.  I will work to see that our roads and bridges are rebuilt prioritizing present resources rather than raising taxes. I will work toward a two-pronged approach to address the infrastructure challenges in Michigan – near term and long term, allowing the state to make necessary improvements today, while meticulously planning for tomorrow.

21st Century Education

Preparing our kids for the jobs of tomorrow is critical for the success of our state. We must focus on a skilled workforce by prioritizing vocational education and ensuring all students have access to quality schools no matter in what zip code they live.

 Agriculture

As a fourth generation Kent County farmer, I understand the importance agriculture has on our economy and our way of life. Bureaucratic red tape continues to stifle our food providers and all job providers. I will ensure regulations placed on farmers and businesses are only those that are necessary and scientifically based so we as a state can unleash their economic productivity.

 

 

 

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