It has been an honor to serve our community in the House of Representatives. I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for the people of Michigan, but this is not a time to rest on our laurels. Our state’s comeback has been impressive, but I want us to be even better in the future than we are today.
I am running for the State Senate because I am passionate about the future of our state. I want to focus on the next phase of our comeback. To me, that means implementing education reforms that will ensure our workforce is filled with qualified talent, particularly in the skilled trades. It means making critical investments to our infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and technology. It means keeping our communities safe and our fiscal house in order.
We cannot go back to the era of lost jobs and government gridlock. I plan to continue to abide by the principles which have guided my public service thus far: effective, efficient government, fiscal responsibility, and fact-based decision making. We need to focus on paying down our debts and investing in our future. These are the common-sense policies which will continue to lead to greater economic growth and development.
I am running for the 29th Senate district, which is being vacated by term-limited Senator David Hildenbrand. The district includes the City of Grand Rapids, the City of East Grand Rapids, the City of Lowell, and the townships of Ada, Bowne, Caledonia, Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Lowell.
I’m proud to call this community my home. My father served as a county commissioner here. Our family businesses have served our friends and neighbors for 70 years. I’m proud of our legacy of service to others, and I am running for the opportunity to continue that legacy.
Thank you for visiting. Remember to vote on August 7th in the Primary Election. I look forward to meeting you on the campaign trail.
Chris Afendoulis, CPA