For years, I've spoken with leaders from across our state and nation. Yet, it seems like those in Lansing often forget what might work for Detroit -- might not work for Northern Michigan. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world which many people come and visit. A large part of our economy is built around tourism, hunting, fishing and camping so we need a strong voice to remind those in Lansing there can't be a "one-size-fits all" mentality. Empowering regional leadership to steward over their policies is a good start. I want to fight for our community and make sure Lansing knows what WE think is best.