THE FILLER PLAN OF ACTION TO SUPPORT PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
One of government’s most important roles is to help protect the public and keep our communities safe. While serving as an Assistant Attorney General, I worked to carry out this role, and I will continue to support public health and safety if elected to the State House. I will advocate for:
- More investment in education programs that teach seniors about how they can be protected from scams.
- Increased education for health professionals on opioid abuse.
- Continued focus on ensuring physicians are properly providing controlled substances.
- Stiffer penalties for fraudulent builders who prey on the elderly.
SUPPORT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Police officers and firefighters are vitally important to keeping families and communities safe. In Clinton and Gratiot counties, we love and respect our local law enforcement agencies!
I have respect and gratitude for those officers and first responders who put their lives on the line. I will work to support law enforcement at the legislative level, ensuring they have proper resources to successfully carry out their duties. These men and women make daily sacrifices and deserve our support.
I am unabashedly Pro-Life and will work to protect children, both born and unborn, as a State Representative. I am proud to support my local Right to Life affiliate and believe strongly in the power of the grassroots Pro-Life movement. Abortion numbers in Michigan are steadily dropping thanks to the work of Pro-Life activists and legislators. Let’s keep that momentum going!
AUTO INSURANCE RATES
Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is in need of reform. I would support reforming the aspects of this no-fault system to help cut down fraud and to drive down costs.
AGRICULTURE, FARMING, & SKILLED TRADES
The importance of Agriculture and the dairy industry in Clinton and Gratiot Counties cannot be understated. Michigan must support farmers, whether by building better roads for farm vehicles or protecting farms from unnecessary over-regulation. I will be a proponent of educating the public about the importance of farming. The great produce we get at our local grocery stories comes from the hard work and fields of our local farmers in Mid-Michigan.
Michigan also needs to concentrate on boosting the skilled trades. This state needs to use its available resources to invest in skilled trades materials for schools. We need to carve out an education path for high school kids interested in skilled trades. And don’t forget that the Agriculture industry needs skilled trades workers too!
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Owning a firearm is your constitutional right. Citizens in Clinton County and Gratiot County love their firearms; I’ll fight for their constitutional right to carry and enjoy these guns. Like many of you, I enjoy hunting in this beautiful state.
Any candidate for office in 2018 will need to be ready to address Michigan’s roads and infrastructure issues. I support continued investment into fixing roads. I support review of the best way for the best materials to be used for road paving. Improved infrastructure will no doubt make Michigan a more attractive state for business investment, and a better place to live.
Veterans gave so much for our country, it’s common sense that Michigan should be a “veteran-friendly” state that helps veterans to succeed. I support improving the veterans health-care facilities. I want to ensure that veterans know where to find financial advice and mental health care.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
As an Assistant Attorney General, I see first-hand that Michigan has a serious issue with prescription drug abuse. We need to fight this battle at every level, working with health professionals, law enforcement, and patients to stop this epidemic. Everyone has been affected by a family member or friend addicted to prescription drugs. I will work on policies that help stop this cycle of addiction.