Local Control

I am proud to have opposed every legislative attempt to preempt our local governments.

When I served on the Taylor City Council, I watched as the Michigan legislature attempted to strip power away from local governments. The majority in the legislature has used preemption legislation to keep local communities from fully running their own cities, townships, and villages. This is unacceptable and needs to end. In my first term as State Representative, I am proud to have opposed every legislative attempt to preempt our local governments. Localities need to be trusted to run their own communities and pass ordinances the way they see fit. After all, local elected officials are in place to lead their communities without the interference of state legislators. As your State Representative, I will continue to oppose any attempt to take control out of the hands of our local leaders.