FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
Lee Chatfield is focused on protecting hard-working families, taxpayers, seniors and job providers of Northern Michigan who are being hurt by politicians and failed policies of the past. Lee listens and you always know where he stands on the issues that matter.
ISSUES THAT MATTER
Fighting for jobs
Lee's #1 priority is ending job-killing policies and taxes and replacing with solutions that create better-paying jobs. We need to have an economy in Northern Michigan that allows people to live, work and raise a family here.
We must also equip high schools, community colleges and tech centers with skilled trades training programs that prepare workers for today’s new careers.
Lee co-sponsored a bill to repeal Common Core because he believes standards should be controlled by parents and local school districts – not by bureaucrats in Washington or Lansing.
He has also fought for and secured more funding equity for Northern Michigan schools while supporting increased skilled trades opportunities to ensure students have the tools they need to succeed.
Lee fought to pass reforms that will lower car insurance rates, and he’s fighting to reduce taxes and fees in order to increase household income and help hard-working families get ahead.
Forcing government to be open & honest
Lee is leading the effort to make government accountable by opening public access to records of the Governor and Legislature.
We claim to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and it’s about time that we make government more transparent and accountable to the people.
Under Lee’s leadership, Michigan has led the nation in debt reduction - reducing our state debt by more than $2.5 billion. Burdening our children and grandchildren with debt is irresponsible. It’s time we take care of their future!
Protecting natural resources and lakes
Because our way of life in Northern Michigan is largely dependent upon natural resources and the Great Lakes, Lee believes we must use proven scientific methods to protect our environment.
Lee is an outspoken advocate in safeguarding outdoor recreation and hunting rights, and he is leading the effort in the Legislature to increase transparency for pipeline operators.
Lee’s first bill to pass the House of Representatives prevented the extension of billions of dollars in corporate tax credits that we can’t afford, and he also fought and ended millions of dollars in failed film subsidies that occurred every year in Michigan since 2008.
As a result of Lee's leadership, state government spending is prioritized better than previous budgets.
Defending our shared values
Lee is a leader in the fight to protect life and defend our
Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Lee is not only a strong advocate for changing policy to protect the unborn, he is an effective voice for changing hearts and minds, and his leadership is helping save lives.
Lee is also a sponsor of numerous bills in the Legislature to preserve 2nd Amendment gun rights.