The 37th Senate district has beautiful lakes, rivers, forests and clean air. Its people are resourceful and community-minded. But it has major challenges as well.
Northern Michigan is a special place that has not received the attention it deserves from our State Government. I know the people of the 37th district: They are good people, hardworking, kind people. They are neighbors. They are extremely talented. We need to ensure that the 37th District can provide people with the quality living they require and deserve. My goal is to generate good, year-round jobs within our district; jobs that would bring quality of life and would secure the future of next generations in Northern Michigan.
Our region, like many, is facing a serious affordable housing crisis. This comes from both a lack of built housing as well as conversion of existing homes to Short Term Rentals. The industry has not recovered from the 2008 downturn. It’s time to revive it!
We need to increase the State’s investment in affordable housing by incentivizing Community Land Trusts, which will lower the price of home ownership and keep the prices affordable over time. We should increase funding for training in construction trades, and provide financial support to builders for affordable housing. And we should regulate Short Term Rentals at the local, not state, level.
Northern Michigan needs better and more affordable access to healthcare, including mental health care. To achieve this goal, we need more health practitioners throughout the region. I believe we can attract them with our environment, affordable homes and jobs for spouses. Our children need to be nurtured with quality child care, an excellent preschool and K-12 education. After high school, our students should have an opportunity to increase their skills in trade education and/or academics without incurring a huge debt, which inhibits their ability to start their work life. And, our environment – lakes, rivers, forests, air – this is northern Michigan. We need to preserve our resources so future generations can enjoy the hunting, fishing, trails, beaches, lakes and forests that we enjoy and cherish. We need to protect and preserve our land to keep our farmers in business and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in our region.
Please vote for me in the August 2 primary and Nov 8 general election. I would be honored to serve you.
Key Voting Dates
June 23rd, 2022
Early in-person voting starts
August 2nd, 2022
Absentee/mail-in voting In-person registration deadline
November 8th, 2022
State General election day (7am – 8pm)
July 18th, 2022
Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the August primary
October 24th, 2022
Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the November general election
July 19th – August 2nd, 2022
In-person registration with local clerk with proof of residency
October 25th – November 8th, 2022
In-person registration with local clerk