opinion: Mark Ouimet has had a positive impact on Michigan's business climate
I am supporting State Representative Mark Ouimet because he is an effective team player in the effort led by Gov. Rick Snyder to "Fix Michigan."
In a short period of time Michigan's fortunes have turned from a bottom ranking of states friendly to business to a top 10 spot. A better business climate means business owners —large and small — will take a chance on locating or expanding their businesses in our communities.
Business expansion means jobs. For example, the elimination of the Michigan Business Tax (that onerously taxed revenue not profit) is an important reason perceptions about doing business in Michigan are changing. New businesses are willing to establish themselves and existing businesses gain confidence to stay, grow and hire Michigan workers.
Mark Ouimet has played a very important role in this effort and of I urge anyone who wants to see Michigan continue its turnaround to support Mark too. We still have a long way to go but we're headed in the right direction. It takes effective and committed people to get the job done. Mark has the ability to bring people together, find common ground, and find solutions. In fact, the Michigan Township Association voted Mark "Legislator of the Year" citing his civility and willingness to work towards finding solutions.
Mark is hard working, open-minded, and effective — his record proves he gets things done. Michigan needs Mark Ouimet (and more good people like him) representing his constituents and the interests of the state. Please join me in supporting Mark Ouimet for 52nd District Representative.
Julie L. Dunbar