Wentworth Campaign Fluff

Campaign Fluff vs Issues

Campaign Fluff vs Addressing the Issues One of my supporters sent me the latest of at least 15 mailers sent out by my opponent. As a service to the voters, I thought I’d break down the campaign fluff and compare it to the real issues affecting the 97th. While conventional campaign wisdom suggest a candidate[…]

Townsend-vs-Wentworth

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[…]

Democrat Votes Count

DeVos Candidate Mocks Democrats

“I want to share some “fun” facts with you. Republicans received an average of 74% of the total votes across the District! Leaving the Democrats with a lonely 26%.” Jason Wentworth, the DeVos sponsored Republican candidate for the 97th District has apparently returned from vacation and is back on the campaign trail.  Rather than humbly[…]

The War on Drugs

The Cost of the War on Drugs in the 97th District

War on Drugs Figures Released The Michigan State Police have released arrest statistics, county by county, for 2014.  Specifically, we are going to look at the numbers for marijuana.  While we imagine the War on Drugs being fought against heroin, meth, and prescription drug abuse, the numbers tell a very different story: In Arenac County,[…]

Capital, Lansing

Dr. Robert Townsend makes front page of MIRS News

97th Democrat Running As Doc That ‘Believes In Alternative Medicine’ Robert TOWNSEND says Lansing needs a doctor. And according to him, he is just the one to write Michigan’s prescription. Townsend, a practicing physician and owner of a number of medical clinics throughout the state, is running for the state house in the 97th district.[…]

Michigan Fudge

Politicians Like Michigan Fudge

Why have I been called the ‘Un-Politician’ Most politicians running for office tend to make generic statements to attract the most voters while saying the least and giving the fewest ‘Benchmarks’ against which their performance can be judged.  I’ve decided against this approach.  It may cost me some votes, but I’m going to be real[…]

Who is Dr. Robert Townsend and Why Should We Choose Him?

Who is Robert Townsend? After much consideration I’ve decided to seek election as your Representative for the 97th District.  Many of you know me from my medical practice, others have never heard of me.  Most of you, even those that have met me, don’t know much about my background or what I stand for politically-[…]