Jim understands that we have a lot of work to do to restore people's faith in elected officials and their government. He believes that starts with leading by example. While he was on City Council, he refused the usual perks and even cut his own pay. In Lansing, he voted to finally end the lifetime benefits for lawmakers and saved taxpayer dollars by reducing spending in his own office budget.
He knows there is much more work to be done and has championed efforts to require financial disclosure for candidates and office holders, as well as increase transparency for campaign finances.