Flying Safely

Here is a story I was interviewed for from Fox 17 in Grand Rapids about safety in aviation.

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On to November!

Good morning.  I truly mean, today is a good morning. I have a lot of people to thank, but the most important of whom are the voters who put me through to the ballot in November.  This is an uphill Continue reading →

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Primary Day

If you’ve read along with these updates thank you very much.  I hope that you’ll give me the opportunity to represent you, the people of Kent County District 18.  We can keep this area one of the greatest places in Continue reading →

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Inflation: The Silent Destroyer

It’s in the news all the time these days.  Inflation. We are all fighting the fact that our (copious) dollars are chasing too few products (supply chain issues anyone?) causing prices to spike. The issue is that we pumped the Continue reading →

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Independence Day

Happy Birthday USA! In my mind, this is the most important holiday that we have.  And in fact, today needs to be a day of thanksgiving.  We need to be thankful for the Founding Fathers, who had such great foresight Continue reading →

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Woody Williams

Today, the last surviving Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from World War 2 passed away. It’s a reminder that the Greatest Generation continues to dwindle.  My grandparents are all deceased, but one grandfather fought in the Pacific theater and the Continue reading →

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The Supreme Court and Roe

Today is a great day for life!  The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade through it’s Dobbs v Jackson case.  As a County Commissioner, this doesn’t mean much, but as an American and as a human being, this is monumental. Continue reading →

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The Necessity of Fathers Day

I found an article the other day that resonated with me. My father passed when I was very young, so I understand the lack of direction of a young man without a father. It’s not the job of the government Continue reading →

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Why We Need Law Enforcement

For a population to thrive, we need a few different needs met: shelter, sustenance, and security.  Shelter is a roof over our heads.  Sustenance is the consumables in our lives: food, water, electricity, sewer, etc.  The only one that is Continue reading →

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D-Day Rememberance

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” -Winston Churchill   Of course, Churchill was referring to the brave pilots of the RAF during the Battle of Britain, and not the Continue reading →

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Exclusive Right to Life Endorsement

The Tim Allen for Kent District 18 campaign is proud to announce that we have received the exclusive endorsement from Michigan Right to Life.  This is truly exciting because it shows that Michigan Right to Life puts their trust in Continue reading →

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What I do as a CFI

I have an unusual job.  Not a lot of people get the opportunity to fly airplanes for a living.  Even fewer have the privilege of teaching others how to fly a plane.  A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) takes the knowledge Continue reading →

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August 2, 2022 – Primary Day for Kent County

We are getting close to election day and I would humbly ask for your vote to be the next County Commissioner from District 18.  This is a great place to live and work and I would like to keep it Continue reading →

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Kicking Off the Campaign

Every race has a starting line, so this is ours.

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About our District

Kent County Commissioner District 18 covers the northeast part of the city of Grand Rapids, from Plainfield Township to the city of East Grand Rapids.  Important commercial corridors like Knapp Street, Plainfield Avenue, Fuller Avenue, and Leonard Street are all Continue reading →

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