By Brandon Hall
Former AFP-Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom, currently the head of GOP Presidential front runner Donald Trump's campaign in Michigan, has announced the formation of a major new group that will be active across the state.
The group, Michigan Prosperity Project, will feature Hagerstrom as President.
According to a press release:
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to continue fighting for the taxpayers of Michigan,” Hagerstrom said. “There’s no question people are upset, angry, and just don’t trust government or politicians to do what is right. But we can leverage that energy to make some very positive changes that will improve the economy for everyone’s benefit.”
>>>View the release below:
April 8, 2016
Contact: Randy L. Wood
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hagerstrom Announces Michigan Prosperity Project
LANSING, MI – Longtime grassroots organizer Scott Hagerstrom today announced the formation of a new group called the Michigan Prosperity Project (MPP). Its focus will be advocating for economic opportunity and the principles of free enterprise. The group rolled out three key policy priorities and its website, www.miprosperity.com.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to continue fighting for the taxpayers of Michigan,” said Scott Hagerstrom, president of the Michigan Prosperity Project. “There’s no question people are upset, angry, and just don’t trust government or politicians to do what is right. But we can leverage that energy to make some very positive changes that will improve the economy for everyone’s benefit.”
MPP, which Hagerstrom noted has been actively working behind the scenes for many months, officially launched today with the rollout of its website and three ambitious policy goals: end taxpayer-funded lobbying, cut income taxes and move Michigan to a part-time legislature.
Hagerstrom’s 26-year-long career has been dedicated to keeping government in check. In 2015, he helped deliver a crushing 80-20 defeat to the proposed $1.9 billion sales tax hike on families in his position as Director of Grassroots and Strategic Engagement with the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals. Hagerstrom also previously served as Michigan Director of Americans for Prosperity and directed policy for some of Michigan’s leading free-market legislators.
“It’s not enough to work for the principles of free enterprise when it’s convenient or when the political powers that be say we can,” said Hagerstrom. “We have to work for these principles all of the time in order for our message of economic opportunity to reach people.”
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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