Friday, February 6, 2015

Rep. Chatfield Joins Choir Of Opposition Against May 5th Road Package Vote

State Rep. Lee Chatfield

 By Brandon Hall

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In an appearance on Michael Patrick Shiels' "Michigan's Big Show" radio program earlier this week, State Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) said he will oppose the road package before voters on May 5th. (CLICK HERE to check it out) Chatfield is the Chairman of the Local Government Committee, one of only two freshman to Chair a committee.

Chatfield, who impressively bounced incumbent State Rep. Frank Foster from his seat in the primary last August, said that the more conservative members of the legislature will be emboldened if the proposal is defeated.

Chatfield says Michigan taxpayers are not under-taxed, rather, Michigan government spends too much and needs to prioritize.

Chatfield, with wife Stephanie and family
Chatfield thinks Speaker Bolger's road plan, which sought to dedicate gas tax revenue solely for roads, should come back to the table after the election.

Chatfield joins Faith and Freedom Coalition Chair Paul Mitchell, Strategic National's John Yob, Greg McNeilly, NFIB-Michigan, and legislators such as State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Representatives Courser and Gamrat in opposition.

Former State Rep. Tom McMillin has also been active in efforts opposing the package, as have MRP Chair candidates Kim Shmina and Norm Hughes.

When Michiganders find out details of the proposal, they oppose it 47%-40% according to multiple polls.

Paul Mitchell


Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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