Thank you for visiting my website! It has been an honor serving as your State Representative. For the last 4 years, I have fought for our shared values: I’ve stood to protect working families across our state, against a Michigan GOP that has proven both ineffective and untrustworthy, and have advocated for investing in our children’s futures. As this campaign gets underway, I look forward to engaging with you and other voters across our community to find solutions to our most pressing challenges. Together, we can move Michigan forward, and it is my promise to work relentlessly, every day, to give working families the voice in state government they deserve.
Accountability and Good Governance
Today, our democracy is plagued with incredible dysfunction and terrible results for middle class families because few in state government are held accountable and, even worse, the public is locked out from influencing change. This is most apparent with our state government ranking dead last in terms of accountability and public opinion showing that trust in Michigan’s government at an all-time low.
Investing in Education
Providing a strong educational system, one that creates opportunity for all of our young people, is key to driving Michigan’s economy for years to come. However, Michigan’s public schools have seen drastic cuts not only in K-12 education but also in our institutions of higher learning. Yet again, our teachers are forced to do even more with even less and our students are shortchanged on the education they deserve.
A Real Middle Class Tax Cut
As your state legislator, I will fight for a tax system that is fair and makes sense. This starts with increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit and Homestead Property Tax Credit to the levels that supported Michigan families before Republican leaders cut them. Additionally, I support instituting a wide-ranging tax reform that will lead to tax cuts for 95% of Michigan families. After years of tax increases that have essentially shifted the tax burden to the backs of Michigan families, it is time to reverse these disastrous policies and support a tax code that works for all.