As a local association president, I recently had the privilege of interviewing many of the candidates running for office this year, throughout the West Michigan Area and I was really impressed and somewhat surprised at the quality of these individuals. There are a lot of really good ideas and these folks are very dedicated to bring positive change to Lansing, as well as Washington D.C.
We have had a tough time here in Michigan, with the rise in unemployment, reaching 20% in some areas, and the decline in the housing market, with home values in many cases dropping 25 or 30% and foreclosures on the rise, we are in desperate need of great leadership in our legislature, and I have certainly been encouraged through this process.
This morning I met with Marc Libants who is running for the 100th District seat for the State House of Representatives. Marc has recently been endorsed by the West Central and Michigan Realtor Associations.
Yesterday I met with Geoff Hansen, who is running for State Senate, Geoff has also been endorsed by the West Central and Michigan Realtor Associations. We wish these candidates the best in the upcoming elections and appreciate all they have done and intend to do to improve the conditions in our state, especially in regards to the housing market and the protection of personal property rights.
This country was intended to be governed by “majority rule”, but that can only happen if the majority let’s their voice be heard, so make sure that whoever you support, you get out and vote! The next opportunity for us is in the primary election on Tuesday August 3rd. This is very a very important election in many of the races and like I mentioned, there are some very good candidates who deserve a good turnout, they are spending thousands of dollars to get their message out there, the least we can do is take a few minutes out of one Tuesday to get out and cast our vote.
These are the people that are going to be making some very important decisions on our behalf for the next several years, so please…”Let your voice be heard.” Vote!!!