Amish Buggies

Amish Buggy v Car Accidents The 97th District contains a significant Amish population.  Amish buggies on the road are a common sight and part of what gives our communities their ambience and rural character.  Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise in Car v Amish Buggy accidents, and Facebook is full of conversation about what can[…]

Border Wall

Building Border Walls

Let’s Build a Border Wall Time and again on my Facebook page, people from the District are asking me about illegal immigration and walls.  Although that is a federal issue, and the states have no say in immigration to the US, I’ll address the issue.  The most common solutions you hear seem to involve banning[…]

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Gun Ownership is Part of America

We have a Second Amendment Right to Responsibly Own Guns I grew up with guns.  They were tools to me.  Like many in the 97th District we hunted in my family- mostly pheasant, deer and later dove when I lived down South.  My personal interest is long distance shooting.  I’m a member of the NRA,[…]

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I could use some LOCAL CAMPAIGN HELP!

The Campaign for the 97th District The 97th District is very large, parts of 4 entire counties and nearly 90,000 residents.  To succeed in this Campaign, I need to get my message of Healthcare, Justice Reform, the Michigan Economy and Education out to the voters.  They tell me it can cost a lot of money[…]

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What Issues are Important to You?

What are the Important Issues to YOU? I’ve put up a few of the issues that are important to me- Healthcare, Reform of the Criminal Justice System, the Economy, and Education.  Obviously, these are not the only issues that I am looking over and forming opinions about. But a more important question is ‘What are[…]