Meet The Candidates State House District 101: Tom Stobie

Monday , 25, August 2014 Leave a comment

The 101st Michigan house district includes the counties of Benzie, Ludington, Manistee, amd Mason. The next person to represent that district will be Tom Stobie. He lives in Benzie County and was the Superintendent of Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools.

Stobie served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. When he returned from Southeast Asia he taught Special Education. As a teacher and administrator Tom Stobie understands how important public education is to foster healthy communities and economies. He understands the importance of serving his community and country, and also the advantages of raising a family in Michigan.

With his background in education it’s clear that returning Michigan’s public schools to their full strength is very important. Stobie will fight for our children and the schools. Snyder cut over a billion dollars from public education in Michigan to help pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. This has hurt our schools and ultimately the students. Tom Stobie also wants to lower taxes on the middle class and eliminate the pension taxes on senior citizens. Stobie wants to do more for veterans and provide them better services and support, something the Republicans have deliberately refused to do. Small business is where real job creation happens and small business owners need to be supported.

Tom Stobie looks forward to everyone supporting him by getting out and voting this November. District 101 needs someone who will go to Lansing and do what’s right for the people, not the corporations or rich. To learn more about Tom’s campaign, to volunteer or contribute, you can go to his website.

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