GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The presidential campaign has dominated headlines leading up to the Nov. 8 general election, but Michigan voters will also be choosing who will represent them in the state legislature.
Three candidates are vying for the 62nd District in the state House of Representatives, which covers several Calhoun County townships and the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield and Albion.
One of the candidates is incumbent Dr. John Bizon, a Republican, who is still concerned about medical matters.
“Health care is still a priority for me,” he said. “I think that we just pay way too much for our health care, for our drugs, for our insurance. I think that may of the problems we have with auto no-fault may also be tied to some of the health care cost that we have.”
Democrat Jim Haadsma says ending one-party rule is reason enough for him to run:
“I think that the House Democratic caucus is likely to pick up the nine members it needs, including in the 62nd House District, to provide those other voices and provide that breaking mechanism — that circuit breaker, as it were — so we don’t have further problems like the Flint water crisis,” he said.
Libertarian Michelle Gregoire says government’s reach is too broad and needs to be greatly curtailed.
“Anytime the government gets involved in anything — and you can apply this to whatever you want, education, anything — anytime the government gets involved, they drive cost up because they’re mandating everything and they put all these regulations out and they’re like, ‘Oh well, now people are forced to buy it so now we can basically screw with everybody and drive up the cost so we can get more money to line our pockets,'” she said.
Also above on this Oct. 30, 2016 episode of “To The Point,” hear from Donald Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson, who was in the Grand Rapids area, as well as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.