AN INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR DOWNRIVER
Thank you for stopping by our page to learn more about how to re-elect Pat Somerville our State Representative. Representative Somerville has filed the required paperwork for re-election to represent Michigan’s 23rd District.
Representative Somerville has gone to work to protect hard working taxpayers while making jobs his top priority and putting our families first. TO CREATE JOBS, YOU NEED JOB CREATORS! We will provide opportunities to create job growth now and in the future by working together to reduce spending and reforming taxes, education, and government regulations. We need his common sense approach in Lansing.
“We have made great strides to getting Michigan’s economy back on track. Voters sent a clear message last election that they wanted leaders who would take bold actions to turn our state around. We must not let up! There is still much more work to do! That’s why I’m asking the citizens of the 23rd District for the privilege to continue serving them in Lansing,” Somerville said. “Easy, short-term solutions are the way of the past. We made difficult, but necessary decisions to turn our budget deficit into a budget surplus. Also, we have paid down debt and improved our jobs climate.”
As a candidate in 2010, Somerville saw Michigan’s unemployment rate at above 15 percent and our state’s budget deficit was $1.5 billion.
“Now, Michigan’s most recent unemployment numbers come in at 9 percent due to the addition of nearly 130,000 private sector jobs. Through common sense reforms, we’ve reduced the state’s debt by $5.6 billion and left ourselves with a surplus of approximately $500 million dollars,” Somerville said. Turning Michigan’s economy around also involves helping local communities remain strong and stable. Representative Somerville applauds our auto industry which has committed over $700 MILLION in investment in the Downriver area. “We are heading in the right direction, but there is a lot more to be done. Too many of our citizens are still out of work and we still have a great deal of debt to pay off. It is irresponsible to leave this burden to our kids and grandkids.”
The 23rd District has changed slightly due to redistricting last year. We will be losing the following communities: Sumpter Township, Flat Rock, and Rockwood. We will be picking up the City of Trenton. Somerville is no stranger to Trenton as he grew up in Woodhaven and spent many days playing hockey and baseball on Trenton’s rinks and ball diamonds.
“I will continue to be committed to the citizens of my current district and am looking forward to connecting with the hard working residents of Trenton.”