Michigan senate - district 5 candidates

State Senators 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 Tuesday, 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 legislation signed into law and on what issues do you foresee possible compromise?

ANSWER: Yes. I am willing to work with the opposition party if that were to happen.

Q2. Car Insurance

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. If it had made it to the Senate Floor, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013?

ANSWER: Yes I would have voted in favor of that particular Bill.

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 would support strengthening public education. Ensure that the funding is in place and eliminate wasteful spending.

Q4. Motivation for Candidacy

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

ANSWER: "I believe that our elected officials in Lansing have loss touch with the ordinary citizen. It seems that many would rather please their political party or favorite special interests group from which their financial support is derived than to actually work together to solve problems that affect every citizen in Michigan. I work with people of different political views all of the time. Build upon what we have in common while we work on our differences. "

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 legislation signed into law and on what issues do you foresee possible compromise?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Car Insurance

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. If it had made it to the Senate Floor, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013?

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. Motivation for Candidacy

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 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 legislation signed into law and on what issues do you foresee possible compromise?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Car Insurance

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. If it had made it to the Senate Floor, would you have voted in favor or against the Mayor’s proposal House Bill 5013?

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. Motivation for Candidacy

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

ANSWER: No Response