Thursday, July 19, 2012

Township Board Update


The township board met Tuesday 7/17/2012 to discuss license renewals, tax tribunal issues and the public safety millage renewal that will be on the August 7th ballot.  For more questions about the meeting please contact me at

Michigan Farmers Markets at the Capitol

Few things bring me joy in life like Farmers Markets at the Capitol. It is a time to enjoy fresh produce, beautiful flowers and lots of free samples. I take pride in supporting local farmers.

As an agriculture graduate from Michigan State University, I know the importance of preserving local farms as well as the economic benefits they provide to our communities. I am proud to support our farmers and Michigan made products.

To learn more about this event or to find a market near you please visit

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hyatt Place Approved

Great things are happening in Lansing Township. If you have not yet heard myself and the other members of the township board voted unanimously to approve the Hyatt Place project in Eastwood Towne Center. It will be part of the Heights at Eastwood, a complex of restaurants, luxury apartments, and garage parking. Check out the article here

Working to generate jobs and stimulate our local economy. Working hard for you!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Election Dates

The primary election is just days away. Below are some important dates to remember.

Election Dates

Aug. 7, 2012 State Primary Election

Nov. 6, 2012 State General Election

Registration Dates

July 9, 2012 Last day to register to vote in the Michigan Primary Election

October 9, 2012 Last day to register for November General Election

To register to vote visit your local Secretary of State Office. Visit to find a office near you.

I hope to Earn your Support on Election Day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the following words:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This opening line and the words that followed set us on the path of freedom and liberty as a sovereign nation. The Declaration was a formal explanation of why we were declaring independence from Great Britain more than a year after the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Though the work of perfecting our great union continues to this day, we have so much to celebrate as Americans. Our land of immigrants, our patchwork of religions and races, and our enduring strength as a beacon of light to the oppressed and downtrodden across the globe is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Because of these truly American characteristics, I'm reminded of the sonnet engraved on the side of the Statue of Liberty, written by Emma Lazarus, entitled The New Colossus:

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

I hope you'll join me this 4th of July to truly reflect on our good fortune as American citizens. Furthermore, I hope your resolve will be strengthened to continue working toward the greater good, with more equality of opportunity, more fairness for all Americans, and continued tolerance of our differences. Happy Independence Day!