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The re-aligned new 26th District combines three counties -- Allegan, Van Buren and a portion of Kent.
State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker’s voting record on conservation issues is bad policy for both the environment and Michigan business according to Jim Walters, her opponent in the November election.
Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, earned a 0% grade for her voting record on the 2013-2014 Michigan Environmental Scorecard issued recently by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Promising an energetic and issues-driven campaign, State Senate candidate Jim Walters, of Lawton, on Saturday (April 26) spoke to groups of Democratic supporters in Allegan and Van Buren counties in kick-off events for his run for public office.
April 21, 2014
State Senate candidate Jim Walters of Lawton will meet with citizens of the newly redistricted 26th district Saturday (April 26) at the county seats of Allegan and Van Buren counties, the two counties making up the largest portion of the district. The public is invited.
Walters will outline his positions, and welcome questions, on major state legislation dealing with jobs, education, women's and family rights, raising the minimum wage and safeguarding Michigan's natural resources, among other issues.