"Teacher of the Year", Oakwood Hospital Department of Education
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Let me tell you why I decided to run for Congress. I have been very fortunate to be able to provide for my family and put my son through college. However, many of my patients and constituents are not as fortunate and although they are hard working, skilled individuals they are unable to find work due to Michigan's high unemployment. As a small business owner, I understand how jobs are created and I will work with the private sector to bring good paying jobs to Michigan. As a physician, I understand how the financial and the medical side of our health system actually work. This experience has taught me how to treat the symptoms of a problem and when to treat the actual problem. Americans are tired of all or nothing politics and failed divide and conquer strategies, they want an independent voice who can work across the aisle. Recognizing that to prosper as a community, we must embrace our differences and work together for our future generations. In the end, we all can benefit from the opportunities that are afforded to each of us, without raising the burden on our seniors and the less fortunate.
International relations and foreign affairs take a delicate touch and require someone who closely follows what's happening in our World. I am fully aware that policies enacted by our congress can be both beneficial and potentially destructive to our economy. That's why I believe my unique skill set and experiences personally and professionally make me an ideal representative for the outstanding citizens of the 11th Congressional District.