SECRETARY OF STATE Candidates

The Secretary of State (SOS) is the state's chief election officer, and also oversees vehicle registration and licensing of drivers. The SOS is third in the line of succession to become Governor should the office be vacated. 

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. Secretary of State Offices

Although selected SOS offices have updated technology to shorten wait times, many of Detroit’s SOS offices are still overflowing with long lines. As Secretary of State, what innovations will you bring (and maintain) to reduce wait times for the majority low income and older residents with lower access to technology?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Voting Rights

Michigan has in recent years proposed controversial voter ID laws, made it harder and more expensive for losing candidates to challenge election outcomes, and attempted to eliminate straight-ticket voting. As Secretary of State, how will you ensure wide access to voting and voting rights while maintaining integrity in the voting process?

ANSWER: No Response


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election. #Vote #Detroit #2018Elections

Q1. Secretary of State Offices

Although selected SOS offices have updated technology to shorten wait times, many of Detroit’s SOS offices are still overflowing with long lines. As Secretary of State, what innovations will you bring (and maintain) to reduce wait times for the majority low income and older residents with lower access to technology?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Voting Rights

Michigan has in recent years proposed controversial voter ID laws, made it harder and more expensive for losing candidates to challenge election outcomes, and attempted to eliminate straight-ticket voting. As Secretary of State, how will you ensure wide access to voting and voting rights while maintaining integrity in the voting process?

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. Secretary of State Offices

Although selected SOS offices have updated technology to shorten wait times, many of Detroit’s SOS offices are still overflowing with long lines. As Secretary of State, what innovations will you bring (and maintain) to reduce wait times for the majority low income and older residents with lower access to technology?

I will advocate on behalf of Michigan residents so that they have to visit the SOS office less regularly, such as extending the license plate renewal period from one to four years and eliminating the no-fault auto insurance mandate.
As a medical technologist in a hospital laboratory, we are always looking at process improvement to increase efficiency and accountability. I believe such an approach to the SOS office will have streamline and automate services.

Q2. Voting Rights

Michigan has in recent years proposed controversial voter ID laws, made it harder and more expensive for losing candidates to challenge election outcomes, and attempted to eliminate straight-ticket voting. As Secretary of State, how will you ensure wide access to voting and voting rights while maintaining integrity in the voting process?

ANSWER: As Michigan’s next Secretary of State, I will be a strong supporter of expanding voting rights and making the registration and voting process easier. I support expanding the absentee voting program. All voters should be able to request an absentee ballot for any reason, including those who find themselves working long hours or unable to get transportation to the polls on Election Day. I oppose voter ID laws. Requiring the purchase of a state identification card in order to vote amounts to a poll tax. If voter ID laws are implemented, I advocate for the state to provide free cards to those in need. Eliminating straight ticket voting was an important step in reducing the power of the two party system and encouraging voters to consider individual candidates in each race.


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE November 6, 2018 in the General Election

Q1. Secretary of State Offices

Although selected SOS offices have updated technology to shorten wait times, many of Detroit’s SOS offices are still overflowing with long lines. As Secretary of State, what innovations will you bring (and maintain) to reduce wait times for the majority low income and older residents with lower access to technology?

ANSWER: No Response

Q2. Voting Rights

Michigan has in recent years proposed controversial voter ID laws, made it harder and more expensive for losing candidates to challenge election outcomes, and attempted to eliminate straight-ticket voting. As Secretary of State, how will you ensure wide access to voting and voting rights while maintaining integrity in the voting process?

ANSWER: No Response