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Eaton County Commissioner District 8

Eaton County Commissioner District 8, vote for 1

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  • Joseph Brehler
    (Dem)

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    Cameron Nathaniel Pickford
    (Rep)

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Biographical Information

What makes you more qualified than other candidates for this office?

Should the county spend more on parks? Yes or no, please explain.

Is the quality of county roads acceptable? Yes or no, please explain.

Do you support raising taxes as a way to pay for road improvements? Yes or no, please explain.

Are you comfortable with the structure and scope of county government? Yes or no, please explain.

To promote efficiency and lower costs should the role of county government expand and the role of city and township government shrink? Yes or no, please explain.

Related to government structure, what would you change?

What are the three most important issues facing the county and how would you address them?

As property tax revenue and state aid decline, is it appropriate for the county to assume a larger role in providing services to county residents? Yes or no, please explain.

What county services do you consider most vital?

What county services are least vital and can be trimmed to lower expenses?

Are you current in all tax, alimony and child support obligations? Yes or no. If no, please explain.

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Hometown Adrian, MI
Education Master of Arts - Regent University, Virginia (2005) Bachelor of Arts - Adrian College, Michigan (2002)
Family Spouse - Shanté Pickford Daughters - Aláthea, Caitrìona, and Talìa
Professional Experience Began working in 2015 for the Michigan State House. Previously worked for the Michigan Republican Party from 2010 to 2015, and for the Christian Family Centre in Adrian, MI from 2006 to 2009.
Political Experience Elected as a Precinct Delegate in Lenawee County in 2010. Elected as a Precinct Delegate in Clinton County in 2014.
I'm a husband and a father, and I want my children to be proud of their city, their county, and their state. I believe that together, we can do better for Eaton County. The voters in my district deserve a commissioner that will listen to them and do what is best for them. I am focused on reducing government spending and providing a better return on the investment of our taxpayers. Our neighbors have had to tighten their belts, and it is time for our government to do the same.
The county needs to focus on essential services. We can't keep spending more money. Our parks are a valuable resource, but we owe it to our neighbors to make sure we are spending their hard earned dollars wisely.
The quality and condition of our roads is not acceptable. We must re-prioritize spending to make sure that our roads get the attention they need.
Our roads are important, but we should not have to raise taxes in order to pay for them. We should prioritize our spending to focus on the essentials first and foremost.
No. Our county government needs to refocus on the essentials, like roads and public safety.
While my preference would be to shrink both, shrinking county government would be a good start. We need to foster better cooperation and communication between county government and city and township government.
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1. Government spending: The people of Eaton County work hard for their money. Government needs to provide them with better value for every dollar it spends, reduce spending, and eliminate government waste wherever possible. 2. Public safety: Too often, we fall asleep to the sound of sirens, and wake up to headlines about shootings or robberies in our district. We need to equip law enforcement and first responders with the tools and training they need while providing greater accountability to the taxpayers. 3. Economy: We must do everything we can to bring jobs to Eaton County to improve the quality of life for all residents.
We cannot treat our taxpayers as a credit card. As property tax revenue and state aid declines, we must pare down what is not essential. Our budgets at home have become leaner and more streamlined, and government must be wiling to do the same.
Roads and public safety are of paramount importance. We must make sure our roads receive the attention they need. And we must ensure our police and first responders are trained, equipped, and accountable.
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Yes.

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