My passion for the pro-life cause has been lifelong. I have prayed outside abortion clinics, attended rallies, volunteered at an indigent health care clinic, and supported pro-life organizations and leaders ever since I was a kid. I will never stop leading the fight for the rights of every child, born and unborn, because I believe children are a precious gift from our creator.
It is critical that the children of Michigan have the best education available to them, and we know firsthand that families must be given the freedom to choose what works best for their children. The Left doesn't trust parents. I do. I trust them to know their children best, better than legislators and bureaucrats. The Left wants to control your choices as parents. I have and will continue to fight for educational options, because I believe each is important to the health and freedom of education in Michigan, and its foundation: the family.
Michigan is vulnerable to the nationwide liberal agenda. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is to us what Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton are to Washington - Whitmer wants to erode Michigan's freedoms with socialist healthcare, gun control, debt, and centralized power. She doesn't hesitate to weaken our workforce, hamstring our job providers, and ignore the Legislature. The 35th District must send a strong conservative leader to Lansing who will fight for common sense policies and get results for the people of Michigan.
The 2020 election exposed many flaws with our electoral system as we witnessed Michigan’s election officials commit glaring misconduct. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent out millions of unsolicited absentee ballot applications without measures in place to identify fraudulent submissions. Election workers were illegally instructed by Secretary Benson to presume the accuracy of signatures on absentee ballots. Michigan’s outdated Qualified Voter File caused absentee ballot applications to be sent to deceased residents or former Michigan citizens that registered to vote other states. Our form of government depends upon the consent of the governed, and violations of the electoral process undermine faith in government and call the integrity of our elections into question.
This is why election integrity has been a top priority for me during my first term in office. I introduced House Bill 4491, which would clean up the state’s qualified voter file by removing deceased voters. This bill is part of a larger package of much-needed reforms to fix our electoral system. Within this package is legislation that requires voter ID, prohibits non-accredited election officials from accessing the qualified voter file, requires all electronic poll book software to be retained for 22 months after an election, prohibits electronic poll books from being connected to the internet, increases penalties for knowingly submitting a fraudulent ballot, and prevents the Secretary of State from sending out unsolicited absentee ballot applications.