Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Orlando Estrada Challenges Daniela Garcia In 90th State House Primary

By Brandon Hall
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90th District State Rep. Daniela Garcia has a primary challenger.

Orlando Estrada, an educational entertainer and entrepreneur from the Holland area, announced his candidacy last week. Garcia beat Zeeland lawyer Geoff Haveman in a heated and controversial race to win the seat in 2014.

Since coming to Lansing, Garcia has repeatedly chose to vote with House leadership and big donors over the people of the 90th, backing Prop 1, multiple tax increases, and focusing her efforts on helping places like Detroit.

"The People of Michigan overwhelmingly voted "No" on Proposal 1 last year to raise the gas tax and car registration fees," Estrada said while announcing his campaign.  "Despite the historic defeat, our current State Representative Garcia ignored the will of the people and passed a series of new taxes such as House Bill 4738 to increase the Fuel tax / Secretary of State resignation fees anyway which have placed additional financial pressures on Michigan families and will barely make a dent in the road issue. Rewarding her special interests donors along the way and not the the voice of the constituents in the 90th District. So if Daniela gets a second term, what more damage could take place next?"

Estrada continues:

"As Michiganders, we are weighed down with one of the MOST EXPENSIVE car insurance payments in the nation! We need someone who will pursue No-Fault car insurance reform to lessen the burden on Michigan residents NOW, something I intend to do when elected...

I'm a life long resident of Holland here in Ottawa County and love this region-it's beautiful, the people are great, and I hate to see this area become so unaffordable to live in. I'm asking to have the opportunity to undo this damage in Lansing and believe together we will "MAKE MICHIGAN AFFORDABLE AGAIN" and send politicians like Daniela Garcia who ignore "we the people" back home and out of Lansing."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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  1. Interesting how you on this hand want to rail against a RINO (Garcia) while backing a CINO/RINO for POTUS. Laughable. Though I will be looking up Estrada and doing whatever I can to help him beat Garcia - as I work to defeat any and all CINO/RINO Candidates (like Trump) in Primaries!

  2. Trump's opponents are all bought and paid for by D.C. insiders. Supporting any of them is laughable. Good luck to Estrada!

  3. To hell with donald trump and everyone who supports him

  4. Brilliant thoughts by "anonymous". Delete.

  5. So his problem is that she is helping Detroit??? First, she isn't, and second, what's wrong if she is? This is West Michigan. People are CHRISTIAN. They like helping people. That plus his youth will doom him.

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