I am writing in support of Gretchen Driskell for representative of the 52nd Michigan District based on her twelve year record of public service as Mayor of Saline. During her tenure, she has sensed that education and business go hand-in-hand. Her way to court and retain economic status of our town was to find progressive businesses, such as Liebherr (from our sister city in Germany), and introduce them to the quality public educational program awaiting their families within the Saline Area Schools.
With Gretchen’s opponent’s votes for PA 129 (increase in cyberschool authorization) and PA 277 (increase the number of Michigan charter schools to 500 in 2014, with no limit thereafter), I believe she would be the more consistent vote on behalf of our school children.
In addition, she has continually supported the concept of retirement with dignity. So her opponent’s vote in favor of PA 38 – “the pension tax” may not square with many Saline seniors who have worked hard for their public sector retirement incomes.
Gretchen Driskell is a good person who thinks first of the whole community and the conquences of her vote.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.