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An endorsement for Terri Lynn Land

Published 11:40am Thursday, March 6, 2014

I would like to offer an unqualified endorsement to Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate this year. There are some politicians, very few, but some who really excite me; Terri Lynn Land is one of them.

Lynn Land is deeply invested in the future of Michigan and has proven this by her tremendous work as a county clerk and secretary of state.

Terri has always had a “user-friendly” approach — something that we need in our state and in Washington D.C. I can guarantee you that if Terri had been the director of Health and Human Services, the healthcare website would have rolled out on time, without any serious problems, and in a well-thought out approach.

If she had written the Affordable Care Act, it would have been affordable and would have been a law that was totally dedicated to fixing the system — not pushing an ideological agenda.

Terri Lynn Land will not simply be in Washington to be one more vote for Republicans—although I have no doubt of her solid, conservative principles—she will be there to represent Michigan, to fight for what Michigan needs, and to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act.

On another issue that has captured my attention in recent years; we are starting to hear that the state legislature will be taking up a bill to completely refund lost revenue to municipalities from the repeal of the personal property tax. I fully support this action and believe that it is the right step forward. Under the details of the plan that are coming out, municipal governments will not have to create new special-assessment taxes, the state government will fully refund the money lost do the repeal of this tax, and we will have gotten rid of tax that has prevented Michigan businesses from offering more jobs.

You will have a chance to vote on redirecting this money to municipalities in the August primary election. I strongly hope you will consider voting “yes.”


David Mann is a member of the Niles City Council.

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