MICHIGAN house of Representatives - District 5 Candidates

State Representatives are elected by district from all over Michigan to pass laws and adopt the budget for the whole state.

This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE August 7th 2018, in the Primary election and November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Majority Party & Compromise

Should your party not be in the Majority, would you be willing to compromise with the opposing party and an opposing Governor to get your legislation signed into law?

ANSWER: Of course, but I will not compromise the people in my community.

Q2. Car Insurance Costs

Over the past several years, many attempts have been made to reform the State’s Auto Insurance system. According to a 2017 Bridge Magazine study, Detroiters pay the highest car insurance premiums in the nation. Had you been in the State House of Representatives, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013? If you are a current member of the House of Representatives, did you vote Yes or No, and why did you vote that way?

ANSWER: Absolutely not.

Q3. Education Reform

Bridge Magazine’s overview of twelve recent education reports yielded four common themes for improving public education outcomes in Michigan: 1) Differential spending for students with different needs (ie. it costs more to educate low-income students who come into kindergarten already behind in reading skills), 2) More investment in teacher training, 3) More and better early childhood education for ages 0-4, and 4) Better college/career preparation. How will you, as a state legislator, support evidence-backed reforms for public education in Michigan?

ANSWER: I vow to work with all parties including principals, counselors, parents, and teachers in house District 5.

I vow to remain a Public School advocate.

Q4. Why are you Running?

What issues motivated you to run for State office? How have you worked on these issues prior to running for office?

ANSWER: "This may sound weird to some but as I travel throughout Detroit and in my district I see tall grass, trash and debris and our children are walking past that. Unacceptable! I've seen people almost hit another individual because of a lack of Lights. Unacceptable! I've seen people stand among trash at bus stops, trash that they did not put there. Unacceptable! My car insurance like many of my friends is higher than a car note and the City of Detroit's Administration is pushing for D insurance which separates us from the rest of the state? Unacceptable!

I am not a talker, I am a doer. I have literally along with others throughout the community of Detroit and some who don't live in Detroit have helped us to cut grass, clean up at bus stops, conducted Light walk demonstrations where we were able to help get the street lights back on Dexter between Davison and Joy Roads."


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE August 7th 2018, in the Primary election and November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Majority Party & Compromise

Should your party not be in the Majority, would you be willing to compromise with the opposing party and an opposing Governor to get your legislation signed into law?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Car Insurance Costs

Over the past several years, many attempts have been made to reform the State’s Auto Insurance system. According to a 2017 Bridge Magazine study, Detroiters pay the highest car insurance premiums in the nation. Had you been in the State House of Representatives, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013? If you are a current member of the House of Representatives, did you vote Yes or No, and why did you vote that way?

ANSWER: No Response

Q3. Education Reform

Bridge Magazine’s overview of twelve recent education reports yielded four common themes for improving public education outcomes in Michigan: 1) Differential spending for students with different needs (ie. it costs more to educate low-income students who come into kindergarten already behind in reading skills), 2) More investment in teacher training, 3) More and better early childhood education for ages 0-4, and 4) Better college/career preparation. How will you, as a state legislator, support evidence-backed reforms for public education in Michigan?

ANSWER: No Response

Q4. Why are you running?

What issues motivated you to run for State office? How have you worked on these issues prior to running for office?

ANSWER: No Response

This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE August 7, 2018 in the Primary election and November 6, 2018 in the General Election. #Vote #Detroit #2018Elections
 

Q1. Majority Party & Compromise

Should your party not be in the Majority, would you be willing to compromise with the opposing party and an opposing Governor to get your legislation signed into law?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Car Insurance Costs

Over the past several years, many attempts have been made to reform the State’s Auto Insurance system. According to a 2017 Bridge Magazine study, Detroiters pay the highest car insurance premiums in the nation. Had you been in the State House of Representatives, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013? If you are a current member of the House of Representatives, did you vote Yes or No, and why did you vote that way?

ANSWER: No Response

Q3. Education Reform

Bridge Magazine’s overview of twelve recent education reports yielded four common themes for improving public education outcomes in Michigan: 1) Differential spending for students with different needs (ie. it costs more to educate low-income students who come into kindergarten already behind in reading skills), 2) More investment in teacher training, 3) More and better early childhood education for ages 0-4, and 4) Better college/career preparation. How will you, as a state legislator, support evidence-backed reforms for public education in Michigan?

ANSWER: No Response

Q4. Why are you running?

What issues motivated you to run for State office? How have you worked on these issues prior to running for office?

ANSWER: No Response