Politics

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Dennis Smith says as a former teacher, his heart is still in education. He says that’s the most effective way to help people out of poverty in the long term.


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Robert Alway says taking care of environmental responsibilities and agriculture would be at the top of his list if he is elected to the state Senate. Alway is Green Party candidate in the 26th state Senate District. It includes all of Van Buren and Allegan Counties, as well as part of Kent County.


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John LaPietra says his main goal would be to work on ethics and accountability if he is elected to the state House. The Green Party Candidate is running in the district that includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties.


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Jim Haadsma says he’s hopeful that he will part of a Democratic Majority in the Michigan House next year. Haadsma nearly won a seat representing the 62nd House district two years ago, and is seeking the office again this year.


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State Representative Mary Whiteford says she hopes to work on improving broadband access, bringing down auto insurance costs and mental health access if she wins a second full term in the state House.


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