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Michigan Representative District 94

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  • Tim Kelly
    (Rep)

  • Kevin C. Seamon
    (Dem)

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How should the state assist other municipalities and school districts whose solvency is threatened by its financial obligations to current and future retirees?

Is the way the state funds our cities adequate to ensure safety and service delivery? If not, what changes would you support to our municipal finance model?

When cities are struggling, what is the appropriate way for the state to intervene? Should state intervention – through the emergency manager law or some other avenue – come with dollars attached? Why or why not?

How would you rate the state’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your answer and what you would do, if anything, to improve the state’s response.

How would you rate the federal government’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your answer and what you would do, if anything, to improve the federal government’s response.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? If so, explain.

Have you ever filed for personal bankruptcy? If so, explain.

Do you believe Michigan’s tax system is generally fair? If not, what changes do you support?

Would you support the establishment of a Detroit Educational Commission that would have authority to site, open and close traditional public and charter schools?

What changes, if any, would you support in the way Michigan authorizes and regulates charter schools?

Do you favor amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity?

Do you support state-level laws modeled on the federal Restoration of Religious Freedom Act?

Have you signed any public pledge to support or oppose any organization’s public policy objectives, such as outlawing abortion or barring any increase in taxes?

Do you support legislation to minimize or eliminate the influence of political parties on drawing lines for legislative districts?

Do you support decriminalization of recreational marijuana?

Do you support and will you appear at campaign events with your party’s presidential nominee?

Do you support the renewal and/or expansion of renewable energy mandates for Michigan energy producers?

Do we incarcerate too many people in Michigan? What would you change in the criminal justice system?

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City of residence Saginaw Michigan
Age 38
Family Single
Education Bachelors Degree I have a double major in Banking / Financial Management from Northwood University in Midland Michigan Associates Degree Delta College High School Diploma Swan Valley High School
Vehicles owned 1 Chevy Impala
Professional Experience I am a Critical Thinker for the United States Federal Government right now. I have worked for Delphi Thermal at the Troy Michigan Corporate Headquarters. I have worked as a traveling auditor for Cunningham Consulting going into Ford Motors plants and doing inventory audits. I worked for Delphi Chassis as a Shipping Clerk in Saginaw Michigan. I worked as a co op student for three years as a Financial Analyst for Delphi Steering Systems. I worked at Meijers as a Union Bagger for 3 years in High School and the beginning of college.
Political Experience I have been involved in politics since I was 18 and I am 38. I have done political phone calling numerous times and helped out on a persons campaign before. I ran for Thomas Township Trustee in an all Republican area as a Democrat and lost. Since then the Demographics of the area have changed.
Race/ethnicity White Male
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I have a plan to increase Public School Funding by $600 dollars per student in the K-12 program per year and can fully fund it without raising taxes. I am a big time job creator and I have plans to create a massive amount of brand new nobs in Michigan (over 300,000). I focus on bring in tax revenue from paychecks (Federal Income Tax, Michigan State Income Tax, Social Security Tax and the Corporate Match, City Income Tax for the Cities that have it) Then I focus on bring in additional Michigan State Sales Tax from good paying jobs in Michigan and as you bring in extra tax money this way you have more money in the budget to fund education without raising taxes.
You have to ask where the States money is going. Where is it being spent. Right now most of the States money is being spent in Lansing and Grand Rapids so other places are getting very little from the State of Michigan. The Governor starves cities of money on purpose. This is what Republicans do Nationally as they punish you for not voting for them and do it by not giving you funding. At the Federal Level they give practically everything to the South and Southwest and it is called Pork Belly Money while most Democratic States get very little.
Emergency Managers are wrong. This is why. The Governor who is a Republican finds a person he chooses and then says you are in control of a Democratic City and now a Republican picked person controls the area and not the people in office elected by the Democrats (Detroit and Flint) This is a way Republicans now take control of a city and do what they want and the person is not elected into office and goes against the wishes of the people because he is controlled by the Republican Governor and does what the Republicans want screwing over the Democrats.
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Response. What response. They know the water was bad for well over a year and did nothing. Absolutely nothing. The way your improve the response. Throw them in prison so you can respond to the situation. There are over 8,000 children with lead poisoning and numerous people dead. Others have health problems and these Republicans in Lansing knew the water was bad and did nothing about it. If the story wouldn't have come out in the media they would still be doing nothing.
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Go after people in the Federal Government and throw them in prison as they too knew the water was bad and did nothing just like the Republicans in Lansing.
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The State Income Tax is fair. The Michigan Sales Tax is fair. The gas tax is somewhat fair. I do not support the Pension Tax and want it repealed. The Michigan Sin Tax is garbage. I think we need more State Tax Deductions and Tax Credits for the people of Michigan and we need to give out more tax breaks to small companies and medium size companies and large companies as they create jobs in Michigan. I am a Financial Expert and I would hand out Tax Breaks all day every day but I want jobs and good pay because I make the money back in their paychecks (State Income Tax) and Michigan State Sales Tax Growth while lowering Government expenses (Unemployment and Welfare).
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Charter Schools are wrong. People want to make money off of State of Michigan tax payer dollars. They want for profit schools and make money off of the kids and it is dead wrong. College tuition comes from the students and grants and schollarships not the State of Michigan. Are they looking out for the kids or just trying to make money off of them. Well it is a business and it is for profit and they are out to make as much money as possible off of these kids and the motive for everything is dead wrong. It was published in the media that a lot of the Charter Schools are getting worse test results and grades than the Public Schools.
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This is just an ugly issue. I am a Hard Core Christian. I try and treat everybody with respect and I have manners. But I don't support the alternative life style on the basis of Religious Beliefs. Do I hate LGBT people? No. But the thing is that isn't being talked about is that you don't feel comfortable around some of them. I think that you should have a right to choose who you hire for the most part and they want to force you to hire people that you don't want working for you (especially at Christian Companies) So mandating that you have to hire them is wrong. Now I want them to get jobs and work and I support helping them get jobs but it is the mandating that is a problem.
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We do have Freedom of Religion but one thing I am worried about is the Satanic Temple in Detroit and Scientology..

Scientology is not a religion and is a cult. They want to say religion to get the 50% Charitable Tax Break and the rich are using it as a way to screw the Government over. Science does not believe in religion as they believe in evolution and not creationism. So if they don't believe in religion then how can they be a church.

A Church is a Christian Place of Worship. A Mosque is a Islamic Place of Worship

So Scientology can't be a Church as they are not Christians but Scientologists.
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I think that this is a problem as demographics are changing all the time and you are constantly having to change legislative districts. Quit messing with them and leave them how they are. Yes some districts have more people in them than others but that is how it is. Don't mess with them and leave them alone. They already messed them up when they changed them before. You can't keep changing them based on the Metro are growth. You screw up the Non Metro areas because of this.
Yes, In fact I am the person who is pushing for it as I have a bill already lined up to do just this and if I am elected into office I plan on sponsoring this bill right away. This is why. Over 30 percent of our prison space is for marijuana crimes only. If you decriminalize this it frees up space for hard core drug offenders and violent crimes. You legalize it and tax it (Michigan State Sales Tax 6%). You turn illegal money into legal clean money and you create thousands of new businesses and tens of thousands of jobs and bring in bit tax money from the peoples pay checks (Michigan State Income Tax). This beats the Mexican Drug Carels and the money launderers too. The court system needs it.
Yes. I support Hillary Clinton. She has been in politics forever and Donald Trump has no political experience. he can't even run businesses right as half of them go bankrupt or close their doors. We can't have a person like this running our Government. She has 8 years in the White House already as First Lady. If she is elected Bill Clinton becomes First Man and he was an outstanding President as far as the economy goes. You get two for the price of one. You can like her or you can hate her, it doesn't matter as she is what is best for our country because she has been in politics most of her life and has foreign affairs experience which is an ugly industry that most people don't understand.
I am personally going to push for 15% renewable energy with at least 8 to 12 brand new wind farms in Northern Michigan (over 8,000 brand new wind turbins) and as we meet the Carbon Credits demanded by Washington D.C. we can keep our Coal plants open. You can't just close the coal plants because if you close them and build 8-12 brand new Natural Gas Plants it will raise our energy rates by well over 100% as the cost of these new plants is extremely expensive and will be handed down to the consumers and businesses will leave Michigan because of this and the people of Michigan (almost 10 million) will be very upset and won't stand for energy prices going up this much.
No. We don't incarcerate enough. Michigan is a high crime State. If you look at what is going on in the criminal justice system you can take someone that should get 5 years in prison and they get 3 to 5 years probation as they plea bargain everything down to nothing. If you have these people out in our communities they commit crime over and over and over again. Crime scares away businesses and it costs the good people jobs. I have plans on opening back up Standish and Baldwin Prisons and use tethers more. I have plans for Minimal Security Centers to relieve the cost of putting people in jail or prison. I want to get tough on hard core drugs and decriminalize marijuana to free up prison space

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