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Michigan House District 1 -Partial term ending 1/1/2019

General Election: November 7, 2017Duties: The Michigan House of Representatives shares responsibility with the Michigan Senate to enact new laws and amend or repeal existing laws.Qualifications: State Representatives may serve a maximum of three full terms. They must be at least 21 years of age and a registered voter in their district. There are 110 State House districts which are re-apportioned after each census.Term: Remainder of 2-year termVote for ONE (1).
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    Gregory Creswell (Lib) medical records clerk

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Priorities: What are your top three state legislative priorities and how would you address them?

Education: What measures do you support/propose to achieve improved educational outcomes for students and for school districts?

Elections: What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters?

Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions?

Energy & Environment: What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations?

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1. Education- I will introduce bills that will provide schools will provide equitable funding. Schools should be funded based on need.

2. Insurance Redlining- I'd like to introduce bills to ensure insurance rates are fair and affordable for both urban and suburban residents in Michigan.

3. Reapealing Retiree Pension Tax- I will work to repeat the tax increases approved by the Snyder administration because I believe that seniors should be able to enjoy retirement and not have to choose between groceries and medication.
As stated above, to improve educational outcomes for students, I would support bill that will provide school districts equitable funding. School districts should receive funding based on need. For instance, school districts that have a high percentage of the students who can't read should be provided additional funding for reading interventionists. School districts currently have to provide more with less. Instead, they should be provided adequate funding to provide services that fits the needs of every student.
Campaign Funding- I will work to increase transparency regarding independent PACs so we are aware of who is contributing to the organizations and the amounts of their contributions. Voting Rights- I support voters having access to the ballot. President Trump is requesting more information from voters, like drivers licenses, social security numbers, etc. I am opposed to any obstacles that would make it more difficult for residents to exercise their constitutional right to vote. I also support "no reason absentee voting" and same day voter registration.
I am in full support minimum wage increases, as well as prevailing wages. Working people should be able to afford to take care of their families. I will also work to ensure that we have job opportunity and growth within the district and create a system that will allow business growth while providing adequate pay and benefits for the workers.
I support increasing renewable energy as a primary source of energy production in Michigan. An increased reliance in renewable energy will create a cleaner environment while decreasing cost to consumers. Also, I am in favor of increasing state and federal regulations to ensure Asian Carp do not invade the Great Lakes.
Website http://gregcreswell.com/
Occupation / Current Position MRD clerk.
Education Chadsey High School grad. class/1975; attended Wayne County Community College for Fire Science and Fire Protection Techonolgy
Qualifications / Experience I have fufilled the legal requirements to qualify. I have no elected experience.
Twitter @4creswell
1) the repealing of the no-fault law.

2) reducing the power and control of politicians within MI.

3) repealing all gov't fees, taxes, permits, licenses and regulations within MI.
Getting gov't out of the education business. Which means "removing (gov't) coercion" from education, i.e. taxes, fees, permits, regulations, licenses etc. Defend and support tax-free private scholarships to help those that need it. And to advocate for and defend freedom for (a) parent(s) to educate their child/children as best they see fit.
The removal of all campaign funding caps/limits etc. But have immediate disclosures fall under the jurisdiction of the MI state police to verify that each donor is a US citizen and or a US based company. While each donation information must be released to the public 365 days after such donation. As for voting rights, to fight voting fraud, the state must verify that only MI residents who are US citizens vote, and they vote only once per election.
Repeal all gov't fees, taxes, permits, licenses, regulations etc within the state of MI. And defend and support the free market and individual rights too.
When it comes to the issue of energy, I support ending all gov't protected monopolies for energy companies within MI, open it up to the free market completely (no taxes, fees, permits, licenses regulations etc) while at the same time defend individual rights too. Private enterprise must be allowed to expand and prosper. Auction off 99% of state-owned land/property etc. and send the money to the taxpayers. As for the environment, a "private property based system" will "protect the environment and private property" much better. Having all polluters pay their victims is a win-win for all.

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