|State Rep. Lee Chatfield|
State Rep. Lee Chatfield has announced he is running for re-election to his State House seat.
Chatfield was rumored to be a possible contender for Congress in Michigan's First Congressional District, but opted to serve another term representing the 107th District.
He polled amazingly well for a first term legislator, grabbing nearly 10% against more well known names like Tom Casperson and Jason Allen, who were in the low 20's...
"My priority is job creation and strengthening tourism and the economy so people can afford to live, work and raise a family here," Chatfield said in his announcement. "Last fall, Michigan’s unemployment rate fell below the national average for the first time in 15 years. As our state continues to move in a positive direction, we must rely on common sense solutions, and we cannot repeat the failed polices of the past.”
According to a press release:
"State Representative Lee Chatfield announced his candidacy for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives.
“I am running for re-election to continue fighting for the hard-working taxpayers, families and seniors who are being hurt by government’s failed policies,” said Chatfield (R-Levering). “Since taking office, I have been a vocal advocate and leader for upholding the Constitution and promoting issues particular to bettering Northern Michigan. My priority is job creation and strengthening tourism and the economy so people can afford to live, work and raise a family here. Last fall, Michigan’s unemployment rate fell below the national average for the first time in 15 years. As our state continues to move in a positive direction, we must rely on common sense solutions, and we cannot repeat the failed polices of the past.”
In 2015, Rep. Chatfield scored a perfect attendance record in the Michigan Legislature and he personally conducted over 50 local office hour sessions throughout his district.
“Coming into this position, I made a commitment to never forget where I came from and to never forget the people I serve. I believe that government needs to be more accountable and that’s why I make every effort to listen, stay accessible, explain my votes, be responsive, and follow through by doing what I told people I would do,” said Chatfield.
In addition to jobs and tourism, Rep. Chatfield’s focus includes enacting legislation aimed at eliminating wasteful spending and providing tax relief, protecting private property rights, strengthening education and providing funding equity, increasing pipeline safety, and defending life and 2nd amendment rights.
“For me, public service is not about Republicans or Democrats – it is about finding meaningful solutions to the issues we all care about,” concluded Chatfield.
An 8th generation resident of Northern Michigan and a former history teacher, Chatfield and his wife, Stephanie, are raising their four children in Levering. Chatfield is seeking re-election to the Michigan Legislature in the 107th House district that includes Chippewa County, Emmet County, Mackinac County and part of Cheboygan County.
For more information visit: www.LeeChatfield.com"
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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