"I am happy to announce that AgriPAC, the organization that represents Michigan Farm Bureau, has endorsed my campaign for state representative and named me a "Friend of Agriculture."

Agriculture is a leading industry in Michigan that we must continue to support as we continue to rely on it to provide nourishment to our families on a daily basis."

"I am humbled to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC. Protecting lives of all children, regardless of which phase of development they are in, is absolutely critical. I will be a strong advocate for the unborn and pledge to always vote 100% of the time for Pro-Life issues."

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PERSONAL
  • Lifelong Michigan resident

  • Gaylord resident since 1995

  • Married. (Brenda) Two children, four grandchildren

  • Owner of the Snowman Cam

  • Avid outdoorsman

  • Christian Constitutional Conservative

  • Member Evangelical Free Church in Gaylord

  • Lifetime member of the NRA

  • Member of Right to Life

  • Member of Farm Bureau

  • Member Chamber of Commerce

  • Pro 2nd Amendment

  • CPL holder

PROFESSIONAL
  • 40+ year small business owner in real estate and property management

  • Chairman Otsego County Board of Commissioners​

  • Immediate Past-President Michigan Association of Counties in Lansing

 

  • Immediate Past-President Northern Michigan Counties Association

  • Current Member Board of Directors National Association of Counties in Washington D.C.

  • Currently serving on many committees on the Local, State and National levels

  • Planning Commission, Environmental, Transportation

  • Rotarian

GOALS
  • Reduce taxes, fees and regulations

  • Protect our way of life in Northern Michigan

  • Encourage managed growth

  • Protect our natural resources

  • Encourage businesses and industry to create living wage jobs in the area

  • Continue to be a strong voice for Northern Michigan

 

Education​

  • Graduate Liberty University – Advanced Bible Study and Biblical Counseling.

  • Graduate County Leadership Institute Washington D.C.

Endorsements 

  • Glen Catt - Previous Owner of Glen's Market

  • Bill Wishart - Mayor of Gaylord

  •  John Jenkins - Previous Mayor of Gaylord

  • Joe Messenger - Owner of Gaylord Funeral Home

  • Rich Gillespie - Builder, Realtor, and former Charlevoix County Commissioner 

  • Steve Bond - Sales Manager at Feeny Chrysler

  • Farm Bureau (Agripac) 

  • Gwendolyn Ford - Owner of Wink Salon

  • Courtney & Mike Willits - Owners of Cutting Edge Computers 

  • Josh Powell - Paramedic

  • Jennifer Mitchell - Service Adviser

  •  Bob & Rhonda Elam - Owners of BJ's Event Center

  • Kevin Johnson - Owner of Johnson Oil Company 

  • Jim & Jennifer Akans – Weekly Choice Newspaper

  • Nick Florian – President, Otsego Lake Association

  • Ed & Cathy Hunt – Integrity Construction

  • Mary Sanders – Hayes Township Supervisor/Accessor

  • Michelle Noirot – Bagley Township Supervisor

  • Celeste Szymanski – Bagley Township Trustee

  • Pearl Lake – Retired Medical Field

  • Natalie Cottle - Nurse

  • Jerry & Sue Beattie – Owner of Sled Shed

  • Phil Hofwebber – Edward Jones Financial Consultant

  • Matt and Holly Barresi – Gaylord Airport Manager

  • Stan & Melissa Ponstein – Kent County Commissioner

  • Dan & Tami Hunt – Lawn Care Specialist

  • Jon & Dina Sumner – Windfield Farm Rusty Rooster

  • Chris & Sheila Zeiter – Plumbing and Heating

  • Suzy DeFeyter – Otsego County Clerk

  • Dona Wishart – Director Commission on Aging

  • Bill Wishart – Gaylord City Councilman

  • Matt Nowicki – Otsego County Sheriff

  • Rachel Frisch – Otsego County Administrator

  • Connie Hayes – Retired Nurse

  • Sue Cook – 1Senior Home Care Inc.

  • Luke Datema –  Owner of Datema Media

  • Jenni Caverson – Exec Services

  • Jason Caverson – Wade Trim

  • Gary Wnuk – Alcona County Commissioner

  • Jerimiah Ford – Forest Management

  • Gwendolyn Ford – Owner Wink Salon and Spa

  • Ron LeBourdias – VFW Post Commander

  • Ellie Panci – Victims’ Rights Advocate Prosecutor’s Office

  • Terra Deming – HR Director Munson/OMH Hospital

  • Loretta Lee – Retired OMH

  • Paul Beachnau – Director Gaylord Tourism Bureau

  • Mark Lambries – Retired Spartan Foods.

  • Vicky Glasser – Home Healthcare

  • Bruce & Barb Brown – Alpine Chocolat Haus

  • Doug Johnson – Mid-North Printing/County Commissioner

  • Sheldon & Sue Smith – Retired Voice Over Artist and Attorney

  • Lori Moser – Retired Air Force

  • Jim Grisso – Former Editor Gaylord Herald Times

  • Ron Fisk – F & F Excavating

  • Russ Smith – Retired Wholesale Salt Distribution

  • Paul Hartmann – Retired and Chairs Planning Commission

  • Thom & Victoria LeFevre – Retired Phone Company Lineman

  • Danny Watson – Retired Autoworker​

  • Larry and Amy Corell – Pastor

  • Tom Stillings – Political Consultant​

  • Paul Slough - Attorney 

  • Bill Whyte - Real Estate Broker

  • Paul Liss - County Commissioner

  • Sheila Zeiter - Manufacturing 

  • Jim Lappan -  Lappan's of Gaylord

  • Larry Edwards - Past Owner of Bearded Dogg Restaurant

  • Eric Clink - Builder 

  • Cherie Hogan - Retired Auto Sales

  • Marcus Wegmeyer - Insurance 

  • David Delaney - Attorney

  • Bob Marsh - Telecom 

  • Mark Warren - Owner of Dependable Concrete 

  • Karl Scheiterlein - Retired Railroad

  • Larry Beckett - Retired

  • Karin Beyer - Community Liaison  ​

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