Delta, Dickenson and Menominee Counties make up the 108th Michigan state legislative district. The candidate to vote for on November 4 is Grant Carlson of Norway.
Carlson is a life-long resident of Norway. He graduated from Norway High School in 1993. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Michigan State University. He’s currently a partner with Mouw and Celello Law Firm in Iron Mountain. After serving on the Norway-Vulcan School Board he has a strong understanding of what’s necessary to have excellent public schools, and knows that what’s happening in Lansing hurts our state education system.
The issues Grant Carlson wants to fight for when he begins work in Lansing on January of 2015 are all related to building a strong economy for the state and more importantly, for the residents of the 108th district. Helping small business owners so they can hire more people is first on his list. To make sure entrepreneurs have a strong pool of skilled labor, Carlson will work to restore funding levels for our public schools so tomorrow’s work force will have the knowledge and skills they need to find a job. Finally, Carlson wants to restore tax credits such as the Earned Income Credit, the child tax deduction and repeal the tax on retirement income. He will work to reinstate the property tax credit so the people who need the help from the heavy burden of paying more taxes so the wealthy can pay less is shifted back to those who can afford to pay, and need to pay their fair share.
Organizations endorsing Grant Carlson include State Representative Scott Dianda, Painters and Allied Trades Local 1011, Operating Engineers Local 324, Teamsters Local 406, Laborers Local 1329, SEIU Michigan State Council, U.P. Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Local 111 Escanaba, UAW Southern U.P. Michigan CAP Council, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Local 1510, Michigan Professional Firefighters Union.
If you live in the 108th district and are eligible to vote, make sure to register by October 6 and vote for Grant Carlson on November 4. To learn more about Grant Carlson, make a donation to his campaign or volunteer to get the word out, you can learn more by visiting his website.