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Wentworth and Townsend the Gladwin Debate

Which Candidate is Ready to Represent the 97th?     Click Play on the Video and Listen as you Read (Wentworth and Townsend start at 17:20)…   In Lansing, Experience Counts My opponent, Jason Wentworth, has a very straightforward campaign.  He is well financed and a Republican, and that is all he feels he needs[…]

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The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Debacle

DPS Currently Pays $1,100 per Student for Debt In an era where education consumes 31% of the State’s Budget, the already struggling Detroit Public Schools are being forced to divert over $1,100 per student simply to pay their outstanding operating debt.  The Legislature recently had to pass an emergency funding bill of nearly $50 Million[…]

CTE Millage

Career and Technical Education (CTE)- You can MAKE a DIFFERENCE

We Have an Opportunity! I am going to take a short break from the Campaign to Represent the 97th District to talk about Trade and Technical Education in our District.  We have an opportunity to make a difference on May 3- at a cost of about $50 per household, per year.  I encourage you to[…]

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Mandating Restrooms

The Michigan Board of Education has proposed rules to address gender identification. I am in agreement with the vast majority of that document but this section is causing controversy…  My concern is that this will detract from the positive aspects of the proposal by creating a ‘reason’ to oppose it that affects all our students[…]