We have a special way of life in this part of Michigan—a way of life based on hard work, family, and responsibility. But when jobs and economic opportunities leave, our kids and young families will follow. If the next generation is forced to go somewhere else to find opportunity, we will continue to watch our communities shrink, and the number of empty storefronts continue to grow. I’m working to reinvigorate our community for families in Shiawassee, Saginaw and Genesee Counties, with innovative economic approaches to create more good-paying jobs in growing industries like advanced manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, and healthcare. We need to build things in Michigan again, and we need a state government that’s going to provide the right incentives to do that.
Helping Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Thrive
As a former high school teacher myself, and as a parent, I understand how urgent it is that we rebuild and grow school funding
I believe in the sanctity of voting rights as the bedrock foundation of American democracy
At our family farm, I take as many steps as I can to continue to improve our progress toward sustainable practices