Our Statewide Struggles
Unfortunately, Michigan’s statewide struggle with PFAS has hit us close to home with the contamination of the Huron River. As we deal with the fallout from decades of PFAS usage, we need to hold polluters accountable and use sensible regulations to ensure this type of contamination never happens again.
As an example, Michigan is the only state in the nation that does not regulate septic systems, which countless residents in our district rely on. Aging septic systems can leak and expose our lakes and well water to dangerous bacteria. We need to take action now to keep our lakes and water supply safe and clean for our neighbors, today and tomorrow.
We need to support our public schools so they can prepare our kids for an ever-changing tomorrow. We need to protect our water and environment and stop allowing corporate interests to put our health and livelihoods at risk. We need to invest in our infrastructure to improve our citizens’ quality of life and to stay competitive when new businesses or industries come knocking. We need to elect leaders who understand our challenges and who are committed to addressing them. We are the people who can make real changes in our community, and I want to be the voice that speaks for all of us in Lansing—for our citizens, our values, and our future.