Meet the Candidates: Michigan State Legislature District 101 Dan Scripps

Monday , 5, September 2016 Leave a comment

Michigan’s 101st State House district includes the counties of Mason, Manistee, Benzie and Leelanau. Dan Scripps is running for State House to represent the people of that district. Scripps previously held the office, and will bring to Lansing the experience and drive needed to serve his constituents with strong leadership.

Dan Scripps lives in Northport with his wife and two sons. An attorney who currently works for the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Scripps attended Alma College and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with honors. He’s always been active in the local community, and his dedication to service makes him the best candidate to send back to Lansing in 2017.

Issues Dan Scripps wants to work on in Lansing are bringing more good paying, full time jobs to Northwestern Michigan. He would do this through restoring funding to the Economic Development Corporation, reforming taxes, and fully funding education to levels where schools can hire staff and instruct students from early childhood through post-secondary school to have the skills needed to find and keep employment in Northwestern Michigan. With a skilled workforce, companies required to stay in Michigan and infrastructure that provides what business needs to stay in Northern Michigan, Northern Michigan can once again be a place where people can work and live in a thriving community.

Dan Scripps also understands that Enbridge Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac is a serious threat to the Great Lakes and environment of Northern Michigan. Line 5 must be shut down and removed from the straits to avoid a disaster like what happened to the Kalamazoo River in 2011. Water diversions outside of the Great Lakes basin must also be stopped. Water conservation, protecting the environment, and promoting green energy are all needed in Michigan to fight climate change keep Northern Michigan pristine for future generations.

Endorsements for Scripps includes the AFL-CIO, Michigan Association of Police Organizations, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, The UAW, and the Sierra Club of Michigan.

To find out more about Dan Scripps and get involved, you can visit his website, facebook page, or twitter. Remember to register to vote by October 11, 2016, and vote for Dan Scripps for the 101st State House district on November 8.

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